To guarantee a secure fit between rim and tire, we size our clincher rims near the maximum diameter allowed by ISO standards for 700c rims. In order to give the tire bead more space to seat in the rim, we recommend using Zipp's ultra-thin rim tape. Especi
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 »