Specialized Rim Strips Rim Strip

5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

Ultimate protection between rim and tube for mountain and road.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kuma601 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2008

Strengths:    No problems in my time using it. Easy to remove if need be.

Weaknesses:    It frays if you have tacky adhesive left over from the competitors cloth strip.

Bottom Line:   
I was skeptical having used the cloth tape for 15+ years. It never failed. The shop didn't have the cloth stuff but said I'd like this one. I bought it.

Apply with a valve stem on the opposite side to keep the opening positioned correctly. Stretch it on and let it rubber band's itself into position.

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Favorite Ride:   More tail wind

Price Paid:    $4.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Cloth type

Bike Setup:   Vitus w/600 EX gruppo
Atala w/6600 Ultegra
Kuota Kharma w/6600 Ultegra

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DanKitching a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2008

Strengths:    Funky red
Tight and secure
Wide enough to not shift

Bottom Line:   
These strips are TIGHT and secure.
I've been using them with Vittoria Rubino Pro's at +-135psi and I don't have to think about them.

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Favorite Ride:   Anything with hills

Price Paid:    $5.00

Purchased At:   Local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Standard rim tape

The REALLY bad rim strips that came on Shimano R500 wheels. Ya know, the narrow ones that would shift, expose spoke nipple cutouts, and flat you on nearly every bloody ride!!!

Bike Setup:   Giant TCR Composite2
Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheelset
Vittoria Rubino Pro tires
Specialized lightweight tubes (I've forgotten what they call 'em)

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Stan's 340 rim tape, do I need rim strips too?

I am going to run these wheels in a tubed configuration. From my understanding I need two layers of the yellow Stan's rim tape. Do I also need a rim strip on top of that?Read More »

what size rim strips do I need?

I have a 27x1 1/4 rim and I need to replace my rim strips and wanted to know what size do I need to getRead More »

stans alpha 340 rim strips, what to use?

built a set of stans alpha 340 rims and after popping 5 inner tubes and triming off the rim bead off of 2 schwalbe ultremo tires i sit here scratching my head. One was a cloth velox strip the width of the groove on the rim. F_ing thing would not stay in place and it was new. the other one is a Ritch ... Read More »

non-moving rim strips?

I have rim strips (plastic) and maybe even velox which move and cause a flat. I think because I uninstall tires often and the tire lever digs under the strip. Does anyone else have this problem? I am thinking veloplugsRead More »

Michelin Rim Strips wrinkling

I have a set of used Open Pros with Michelin yellow rim strips. Just got them back from truing and I was hoping to ride them tonight. But it was not meant to be. The strips seem to be in good condition, but they are not snug against the inside of the rim. As I mount the tires on them I notice ... Read More »

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