- Stans tubeless tape in Mavic rim?
Am trying to seal a Mavic carbon rim with Stans tape. However, it doesn’t seem to be flexible enough to fit into the rim bed – when I try to push it in the tape splits cracks.
Do I need Mavic tape specifically? Maybe Mavic tape is more stretchy? or am I being a numpty?Posted 7 months agojoebristolSubscriber
I’ve never taped a Mavic rim but I think the yellow wtb tape I’ve used on wtb rims is the same stuff. I just got the first bit stuck down and pulled the tape really tight to the point of slightly stretching it all the way round the wheel bed. Made sure it was stuck down but I didn’t go out of my way to really push the tape into the middle well of the tyre afterwards. Taped 2 wheelset now and been running them a while with no dramas. They went up straight away first time and no burping. Run them as low as 20psi and up towards 30psi.
As long as the tape is stuck down enough not to come away from the rim and it’s sealed tight and you get the valve bit right then it should just work.
I think I’ve read that Bird sell a tape that’s a bit thinner and more flexible if you really want to get it stuck down in the well – although I think you need more wraps around the wheel to get it airtight.Posted 7 months agowhatyadoinsuckaMember
if you must use stans buy the unbranded stans off ebay aka Tesa Tape 4289,
its 66 metres for a cheaper price, they do come in different widths, i use 25mm width on 28-30mm internal rims.
As others have said a hair dryer to heat the tape up and fasten around tightly..
gorilla tape works well, but be warned the grey residue takes hours and a couple of finger nails to scrape off.Posted 7 months ago
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