Sram Road Rim Tape is a durable plastic and woven reinforced rim strip that stretches around your rim for a tight fit. A lightweight alternative to Velox, it also doesn't leave any sticky residue on the rim wall.
To be fair, I haven't seen many wheels. All the wheels I've dealt with have really been racing/road bike wheels that have holes on the inside of the room and the spoke fastener is below the grade. The rim tape covers the holes.
I just got a flat on my commuter bike and its rim is quite different. ... Read More »
My plastic/nylon rim tape sucks - It seemed super mega strong when the wheel was new, but I noticed yesterday it has now completely deformed pretty deeply into all the spoke holes (causing permanent whitish stretched bulges on the inner tube - not good).
I want to try Velox, but I can't get the old ... Read More »
Bought a top of the line bike three months ago and got a flat. Upon changing the tube discovered the local bike shop that outfitted me decided not to install rim tape? While technically not required , I can't believe a bike a shop wouldn't just do it on a new bike. Anyone have any relevant experien ... Read More »