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    For those with the wide AM rims, what is a better option for going tubeless, the Bontrager Rhythm Strips or just stans yellow tape? If Stans would the 25mm tape be better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hauffy View Post
    For those with the wide AM rims, what is a better option for going tubeless, the Bontrager Rhythm Strips or just stans yellow tape? If Stans would the 25mm tape be better?
    I can't say enough about using gorilla tape. Cheap, super strong and I have not had a problem with any of the wheelsets I have done. Been doing it this way for a few years now. I think it cost me three bucks to do the conversion.

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    Ah, i forgot about Gorilla tape. I imagine it would leave a very sticky residue. Is this ever an issue?

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    I have not had any problems. Stuff is great. I recently broke a nipple. Peeled the tape back, made the fixed and was able to reuse the tape. Of course, I could have put a new layer on as well, for about twenty cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hauffy View Post
    For those with the wide AM rims, what is a better option for going tubeless, the Bontrager Rhythm Strips or just stans yellow tape? If Stans would the 25mm tape be better?
    People have success with both methods, however the rhythm strips seem to be more secure out of the box. I have rhythm strips on mine, their weight barely even registered on a .1g precision scale. For me the added security of the bontrager rim strips was a no brainer.

    I've been racing XC this entire season on the setup with great luck. This past weekend I had a race where after the fact I noticed the front tire had lost a good amount of air before stans sealed it, fortunately the tire never even got close to blowing off the rim and I was able to finish the race without any issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterk123 View Post
    I have not had any problems. Stuff is great. I recently broke a nipple. Peeled the tape back, made the fixed and was able to reuse the tape. Of course, I could have put a new layer on as well, for about twenty cents
    +1 on the Gorilla tape. Comes in a 1" width which was perfect for the wider rims. Have used this on 2 different wheelsets now with no issues either.

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    I used Stans Yellow Tape since I had it and it works fine too. Blows up as easily as a Notubes rim. I used the same width recommended for the Arch Ex rims, whichever width that is. Supposed to be a little lighter than the Bonty strips and Gorilla tape too. Maybe not enough to matter, but psychologically.....maybe so.

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    Thanks guys! I'll have to see what's available locally(Aus). Not sure where i'd get the Rhythm strips over here, even the Yellow tape seems hard to find :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hauffy View Post
    Thanks guys! I'll have to see what's available locally(Aus). Not sure where i'd get the Rhythm strips over here, even the Yellow tape seems hard to find :/
    I've been using the American Classic strips. I find their valves are better than Stan's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hauffy View Post
    Ah, i forgot about Gorilla tape. I imagine it would leave a very sticky residue. Is this ever an issue?
    Many have had good results but in my case, the answer depends on whether you use a standard width or try to economize and cut custom width strips using a wider roll of Gorilla tape. I got a 1" roll of Gorilla Tape for one set of wheels and thought I would be clever and cut custom width tape from a 2" wide roll. While this initially worked, lack of exactness on my part resulted in inconsistent width and in some places I observed the tape has slipped leaving a residue or adheres to the bead of the tire pulling off thin strands also leaving residue when you change tires. Also think the AmClass valve stems are a better choice Stans.

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    Stans wheels use yellow tape. LB wheels are way more secure with Bontragger rim strip.
    Full rigid SS, Hardtail SS, Hardtail Geared, Full Suspension Geared.

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    Broke my rear. Seems like a factory defect. Im gonna warranty it with a stronger rear.

    Its on a AMHT, 140mm fork and dropper post. I ride it really hard.

    Here are some pics.
    The rim is cracking in one spot, and 2 nipples are looking like they want to pull through. This appeared after a hard day at Dupont, NC.

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    For the record, I have been riding this broken rim for about a month with no issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdaguy View Post
    Stans wheels use yellow tape. LB wheels are way more secure with Bontragger rim strip.
    +1 for the Bonty Strips. Used them on the LB rims, I had used Gorilla in the past, and the bead locks in like nothing else I've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leugene View Post
    19mm inner width? It's like latest carbon rims from Easton for ROAD bikes!
    Yes, that is 19mm width, similar to XC rims, can be assembled with both wide and narrow tires. Now the rims are tubeless ready.

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    Well if that doesn't qualify as proper spam...

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    (Cheap) Chinese Carbon Rims?

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    I am sorry for this. If you want to buy new one, maybe you can find the suited at Nextie Bike-Chinese carbon fiber,MTB rims,road bike wheels,tri spoke wheels,BMX,frames,disc wheel BTW, ask Maxwell, he will make it cheaper for you. ^_^
    F**k off, spammer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hauffy View Post
    Thanks guys! I'll have to see what's available locally(Aus). Not sure where i'd get the Rhythm strips over here, even the Yellow tape seems hard to find :/
    If you are looking for Gorilla tape, in Victoria (Australia) Masters home hardware sell it in the painting section.

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    Anybody know of any wheel builders who will build with these? Maybe stock them occasionally?

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    (Cheap) Chinese Carbon Rims?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding View Post
    Anybody know of any wheel builders who will build with these? Maybe stock them occasionally?
    Mikesee has in the past... not sure about currently.
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    Spicer Cycles. spicercycles.com
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    (Cheap) Chinese Carbon Rims?

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    Spicer Cycles. spicercycles.com
    All I see is track forks & frames.
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    He builds frames and is kind of famous in the track bike world. He even has his own powdercoating oven. He has also built over 1000 wheels in his career. He also does custom work such a belt drive bikes, etc.
    Full rigid SS, Hardtail SS, Hardtail Geared, Full Suspension Geared.

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    (Cheap) Chinese Carbon Rims?

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    He has also built over 1000 wheels in his career.
    Interesting... wouldn't know it from his website.
    Did he used to build segmented Ti forks that failed catastrophically?
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    (Cheap) Chinese Carbon Rims?

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    T_T so undeserved, this message just for replied a member, and I don't know why it became independent! Come on~~~ am I infamous? It's unfair.
    I don't know what this means, but if you don't want to be perceived as spamming then maybe stop posting the same s**t multiple times with links to your website where you sell stuff.
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    Is there any correlation between spoke tension to wheel stiffness ??
    I wonder !

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    Could I reduce tension on my carbon rims and let the material do the rest ?

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