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    I've never really taken rim tape seriously

    I've been riding for a quite a while and I've honestly never really thought much about or worried much about wheel rim tape. I guess I need to start.



    I still have difficulty believing it. These tires have been on here for a good amount of time and I don't run a lot of pressure. But I guess seeing is believing.

    Thought you guys might find this amusing...

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    i gotta have cotton rim tape if it's a keeper.
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    A butt joint AT a spoke hole? What bonehead did that? At least overlap the damn tape. Use either Velox cloth tape (if not using tubeless) or two layers of the blue 3M stuff (marketed under the Pacenti label at the normal consumer end) for tubed or tubeless. Problem solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    i gotta have cotton rim tape if it's a keeper.
    Cotton tape, like Velox, is too thick for a lot of the new tubeless rims. It will add just enough to make installing some tires way harder than it should be. It also makes installing tires harder because of the friction created between the tape and the tire. The somewhat stretchy snap-on rim strips are wayyyyyyyy better. Lighter, not as likely to move when the adhesive gets hot, and nowhere near as thick. I will probably never use Velox or anything like it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    I will probably never use Velox or anything like it again.
    It's fine on my Open Pros. I don't use it on anything else.
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