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    Rim strips for Bontrager Duster TLR

    Hi, I'm interested in converting a set of Bontrager Duster 26er wheels to tubeless. I have seen that there are two types of rimstrips. Symetric and asymetric. Which should i buy? Thanks for your help !
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    You need the Rhythm strips, they only come in symmetric. Part # 400336
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    Not to question Blunder's comment, but I use the asymmetrical strips. I have a 2011 EX8 with Dusters. The sticker right on the rim says "ASB" Asymetrical Spoke Bed. These strips have worked great for me. When mounting, make sure you orient them correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blunderbuss View Post
    You need the Rhythm strips, they only come in symmetric. Part # 400336
    Many many thanks ! Just got them at my lbs...they seal perfectly well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman311 View Post
    Not to question Blunder's comment, but I use the asymmetrical strips. I have a 2011 EX8 with Dusters. The sticker right on the rim says "ASB" Asymetrical Spoke Bed. These strips have worked great for me. When mounting, make sure you orient them correctly.
    Mmm, interesting. Got the symmetricals and these fit these Dusters perfectly, which have symmetrical spoke beds...now I know there are 2 possible Duster rims. Thanks for the info !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman311 View Post
    Not to question Blunder's comment, but I use the asymmetrical strips. I have a 2011 EX8 with Dusters. The sticker right on the rim says "ASB" Asymetrical Spoke Bed. These strips have worked great for me. When mounting, make sure you orient them correctly.
    The asymmetric rim strips are for the Race Lite rims (the interior is asymmetrical) and are too narrow for the wider Duster/Rhythm rims (the interior is symmetrical even though the spoke bed is not).

    I tried using the RL strips in Dusters when I could not get the wider rimstrip. Did not work at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blunderbuss View Post
    You need the Rhythm strips, they only come in symmetric. Part # 400336
    This is what I use for my 2010 EX8......I just installed some Continental Trail Kings and it sealed perfectly.

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