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How to change the tubeless liquid

How to change the tubeless liquid

If a while ago you decided to do without the camera and move on to the system TUBELESS On your wheels Mountain Bike Or from your road bike, you should know that The liquid TUBELESS It does not last forever and you have to change it with some frequency so that you do not lose effectiveness in the words. In this article we show you how much time this sealing liquid must be changed and how to make the substitution correctly. As you may have seen, Tubelize wheels is one of the most practical solutions, economic and effective to avoid the dreaded punctures. In addition, you manage to lose the weight of the bicycle about 150 grams for each wheel (in MTB), which is what usually weigh the inner cameras, of which we dispense. [IRP Posts = "3432" Name = "The advantages of wearing tubess wheels in Mountain Bike"] But the sealant fluid that allows us to plug the air leaks of the puncture has a useful life. Over time it loses properties, it dries and solidifies inside the tire, preventing it from moving throughout its inner surface. That is why it is important to take into account these deadlines that we indicate to replace it and avoid clicking again.


MTB wheels The life of the liquid will vary depending on the manufacturer, use of the bicycle and the time of the year. Nevertheless, As a general rule it is recommended to change the liquid TUBELESS every three months, although there are specialized marks, such as X-Sauce, which recommend it to do every two, preventively. [IRP Posts = "3458" Name = "Road Tubess Wheels: Everything you need to know"] However, we have already mentioned that there are two other factors that will force us to shorten or extend the deadline to replace the liquid TUBELESS. The first is the use we have given to the bicycle from the last wheel tubellar. If you have bite bike in the last month, it is most likely that the liquid has dried in the lower part of the tire by not moving, forcing it to change it before the recommended deadline. Second, the time of the year we are. In summer the liquid TUBELESS tends to dry before, so if you tubelized your wheels in June, for example, you should change it before August ends, if you don't want to risk puncturing in the middle of a route.

What happens if you don't change the tubeless fluid?

air pump If you do not attend to these deadlines for the maintenance of your tires TUBELESS, the liquid will begin to lose properties, it will dry and solidify, losing its mobility and sealing capacity. When clicking, the hole that will open in the tire will not be sealed with the liquid, having stagnated another part of the tire inside, and will begin to expel air. If you click on the middle of a route, you must have a spare camera to perform the repair or use These specific rubber wades To plug the hole. Otherwise, you will be forced to return home with the punctured wheel and finish the route before the desired one. That is why it is very important not to neglect in the periodic maintenance of your tubelized wheels.

How to check the tubeless liquid status

Bicycle mechanic Although it is advisable to make a liquid change TUBELESS Of your wheels every three months, the truth is that you can postpone the change and extend the use of the current liquid a few more weeks, or even make a partial change if it has not been completely spoiled. You can do it through a simple, although careful, check. First, completely deflate the wheel. Then, with a specific key (which is included in any tubess kit) removes the way, the removable part of the valve. The valve must be placed in the lower part of the wheel, to prevent the liquid from spilling when oboucian extracted. The extraction of this piece will allow you to introduce a syringe with a built -in plastic probe (which also includes the kit). With the syringe sucks and extracts the liquid inside the wheel, which will remain in the syringe tube. Being from its number guide (in ml) you can check what amount of liquid is inside the wheel. In MTB, if it is 29 ", you must have between 80 and 100 ml per wheel and if it is 27.5", 20 ml less. On the road, it is necessary to have between 40 and 60 ml. If you take less amount of liquid, you will have to add what is missing. You will also have to verify the status of the liquid. If you have a different color from the original or dry or solid fragments appear, it is better to opt for a complete replacement and add new. In This practical video Biciteca you can see how the state of the liquid is done.

Steps to change the tubeless fluid

If after performing this check you need a complete change, you will have to take, in the first place, all the liquid that is still inside the tire. Next, it fills the new liquid syringe, which can be purchased at any bicycle store, either as part of a kit (whose cost is 30 euros, approximately) or as loose containers, from 80 ml (which costs about 6 euros ) up to 5 liters, depending on the manufacturer's range. If you use the same liquid mark it will not be necessary to disassemble the tire. Just introducing the new sealant with the syringe through the valve will be sufficient. When everything is inside, install the howguard again inside the valve, threaten it with the key (without passing) and uses a standing pump to inflate the wheel again, until the flanks cut down. Then, you can remove the excess air to adapt to what the tire requires, or to your own needs. TUBELESS LIQUID Instead, if you are going to replace the liquid TUBELESS On the other of a different manufacturer, you must also remove the tire with the help of removable and clean the remains of the old liquid that are adhered to it, using water and carefully scrape. In this way, both products will not be mixed, which can differ in the chemical components used, and thus avoid that the composition of the tire can wear prematurely. Once the tire's internal wall is cleaned, set it back on the tire, install a valve TUBELESS new (included in the kit) and add the necessary liquid through it. Then, close the valve with the way and inflate the wheel until Talone, as explained above. Finally, do not forget to take the wheel a few turns so that the liquid is distributed throughout the tire and begins to be effective from the first moment.


When converting your conventional wheels to TUBELESSDo not forget that they require periodic maintenance, which goes through changing the sealing liquid. Otherwise, he will lose his properties and you will be exposed to click on your outputs. The change of liquid TUBELESS It is a very simple operation that you must repeat every two or three months, you can do at home in just 10 minutes and it is not expensive. This will make you go to roll with total security, forgetting forever from the dreaded punctures.
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