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recommended rim tape and tire liner.

Postby jeff_o » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:39 am

I searched BNA and it seems like everyone's going for the Mr. Tuffy orange (700cx25c) tire liner so I'm all sold for that.

My question would be for rim tapes. I can see different varieties, rubber, nylon and then i saw this Continental easy tape and Vittoria. I'm not sure which one to get now :D What's the majority here using?
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Re: recommended rim tape and tire liner.

Postby Rouleur » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:46 pm

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Re: recommended rim tape and tire liner.

Postby Rouleur » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:53 pm

velox rim tape
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Re: recommended rim tape and tire liner.

Postby rkelsen » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:07 pm

Don't use the rubber ones. They're crap.

As above, I've used Velox tape with great success.
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Re: recommended rim tape and tire liner.

Postby jeff_o » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:22 pm

saw the links thanks.... aren't there any local rim tapes here in AUS? seems pretty radical to order from wiggle uk for just 2 rim tapes and kill myself with shipping?
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Re: recommended rim tape and tire liner.

Postby rkelsen » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:31 pm

Any LBS worth its salt should have Velox rim tape. Probably for about the same price as Wiggle, too.
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Re: recommended rim tape and tire liner.

Postby Rouleur » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:48 am

sorry, double reply - didn't realise it had to go via moderator first time round

i just posted the wiggle link as an example of the product, go to a good LBS, they should stock it.
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Re: recommended rim tape and tire liner.

Postby Rouleur » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:51 am

and it auto created a link to wiggle when i wrote it - never see that before???
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Re: recommended rim tape and tire liner.

Postby jeff_o » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:36 pm

hey guys... is it this one? found this one in WA. but it looks different from the one in w1ggle (let's see if it auto creates a link :D). this one is cloth?

http://www.tbe.com.au/cloth-rim-tape-70 ... m-126.html
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Re: recommended rim tape and tire liner.

Postby The Womble » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:07 am

Continental rom tape here. It was a total bitch to get onto my Mavics but its not bad stuff
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Re: recommended rim tape and tire liner.

Postby jeff_o » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:43 am

hey womble, is that the continental easy tape? what is the material of that. i saw that in cellbikes too and I'm planning to go for that.
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Re: recommended rim tape and tire liner.

Postby The Womble » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:55 pm

Sorry jeff for missing your qiestion. Yup it is the Easy Tape. Nothing that easy about it. I had less trouble mounting a ProRace3 tyre than each of the Conti rim tapes. They are very strong though and mould to the inside of my Mavics nicely. Not sure of the material used but at its limit when trying to mount one, it has just enough elasticity to do the job and really snaps down again quite hard. I do know theyre less forgiving and a hell of a lot tougher than the Michelin rim tapes I had previously. I deffo recommend paying the extra for them
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Re: recommended rim tape and tire liner.

Postby jeff_o » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:45 pm

The Womble wrote:Sorry jeff for missing your qiestion. Yup it is the Easy Tape. Nothing that easy about it. I had less trouble mounting a ProRace3 tyre than each of the Conti rim tapes. They are very strong though and mould to the inside of my Mavics nicely. Not sure of the material used but at its limit when trying to mount one, it has just enough elasticity to do the job and really snaps down again quite hard. I do know theyre less forgiving and a hell of a lot tougher than the Michelin rim tapes I had previously. I deffo recommend paying the extra for them


thanks womble and no worries mate. i actually bought a pair this afternoon and finished my bike finally (in a separate thread). it took a while for me to put in the easy tape but it wasn't too hard :) thanks for all the inputs mates!
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Re: recommended rim tape and tire liner.

Postby igstar » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:39 am

Which rim tape width did you end up getting with the conti, 16 or 18mm? my rim is 19mm.
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Re: recommended rim tape and tire liner.

Postby jeff_o » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:51 am

igstar wrote:Which rim tape width did you end up getting with the conti, 16 or 18mm? my rim is 19mm.


I got conti 16s. when i mounted them i realized conti 18s would be ok as well as there'r small gaps on both sides.
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