Tape width for tubeless WTB i45 rims
Looking at the WTB website they say 50mm tape. However I’ve just been doing a little experiment with 50mm gaffer on the rim and it seems a little wide as in it will come up the sidewalls of the rim. Has anyone taped these rims and what width did you use. Rims are tubeless ready so I assume i just need to cover the spoke bed.Posted 3 years ago
I thought that you went with the same width as the rim and when you pushed it into the central well the edges of the tape got pulled inwards slightly?Posted 3 years ago
I think that’s the idea whitestone but I have seen previous posts where people have found it easier to use narrower tape on other rims.Posted 3 years ago
Can you not try with some electrical tape (or similar that won’t leave a residue)? I now use Gorilla tape and probably go a couple of mm narrower than the external rim width, about the same as centre to centre of the rim walls. Worked fine so far, I’ll be doing a CX rim this evening like that – though the electrical tap is probably the right width for those rims 😀Posted 3 years ago
I used 50mm on minePosted 3 years ago
Thanks firestarter, If that’s worked for you then that’s what I’ll try. It’s the same bike by the way the Ramin 3+. Evans kept reducing it until i could no longer resist. 🙂Posted 3 years ago
Great bike mate. The tyres went straight up on the rims very easyPosted 3 years ago
That’s good to here firestarter as it’ll be the first time I’ve tried tubeless. Did you use the WTB tape or something else?Posted 3 years ago
Gorilla repair tape and an old innertube valve I cut out of a tube. Went up first timePosted 3 years ago
“What size tape do you need?
WTB recommends using tape that is 5mm wider than your inner rim width.”
.. pass the 50mm duct tape then : )Posted 3 years ago
50mm on mine. Tyres were a fiddle with a track pump.
It’s almost like the manufactures actually know what they are talking about, eh?Posted 3 years ago
For fiddle, read doddle.
Bloosy speelcheekerPosted 3 years ago
I would (read have) just buy some 30mm tape and do one stripe on the left, one on the right, and one up the middle to seal it all. Job done.Posted 3 years ago
Or one wrap of 50mm as I did 😉Posted 3 years ago
In my experience, you want the tape just slightly up the sidewall.Posted 3 years ago
WTB recommends using tape that is 5mm wider than your inner rim width.
It’s almost like the manufactures actually know what they are talking about, eh
I know what they say, but they only design and make the things, I want the wisdom of the crowd, and not just any crowd but the STW crowd. 🙂
Thanks all.Posted 3 years ago
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