About Stan's NoTubes:
Stan’s NoTubes has disrupted the bike industry with their award-winning tubeless system. Their products make it possible to use a regular, bike tires and rims without tubes. Named after the founder and original inventor, Stan, he created a groundbreaking way to replace inner tubes with a liquid sealant. As if that weren’t enough, he also invented a tire that seals itself when punctured. His inventions have revolutionized mountain biking and inspired a number of other brands to release similar systems. These days, a flat tire is no longer just a thing you have to deal with when out for a ride. Almost every bike on the market today can either be converted to tubeless or comes tubeless-ready.
Stan’s NoTubes has been heralded as one of the most important innovations in the history of cycling and it’s not hard to see why. Increased speed along with more control, comfort, and traction are all a result of tires treated with Stan’s sealant and no inner tubes. While it was originally developed for mountain bikers, road cyclists are also hopping on the bandwagon given the special advantages that these systems offer.
An entire tubeless kit consists of rim strips, rim tape, and their special latex sealant. Make sure that you check your wheelset before purchasing a kit as different rims require different rim strips. If you’re planning on converting your tires to run tubeless then you will also need a sponge with soapy water and a floor pump or air compressor. Step-by-step, detailed instructions can be found on Stan’s NoTubes website. These include written how-tos as well as videos so you know exactly what to do and when to do it.