Rim tape width?- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Rim tape width?

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Posts
    28

    Rim tape width?

    The tape on my WTB rims is about 16mm. Im replacing it while I do the tires. Is that correct or should it be narrower 10mm which corresponds to the dim of the recess?

    Rim tape width?-img_1929.jpg

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    1,200
    16mm is fine, maybe 14mm or 12mm if you want new rim tape.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Posts
    28
    I guess I should have come clean and said I already ordered 10 mm thinking it should correspond to the recess. If Iím going to order again what would be ideal?

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: J.B. Weld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    13,625
    I'd say the 16mm that was on there is pretty much ideal.
    I brake for stinkbugs

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Posts
    59
    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. Weld View Post
    I'd say the 16mm that was on there is pretty much ideal.
    Yup, that's what I'd use on those wheels.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: HotelBravo26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Posts
    102
    WTB recommends on their website you buy 5mm wider than your inner rim width.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I race XC with a 2005 Raleigh M80. Yes, I really do.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Posts
    59
    Quote Originally Posted by HotelBravo26 View Post
    WTB recommends on their website you buy 5mm wider than your inner rim width.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    That's for tubeless, which is a completely different discussion. For tubed tires, you just need to cover the holes, and you absolutely do not want wide tape that rides up the lips.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: MSU Alum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    4,660
    Quote Originally Posted by Autoxfil View Post
    That's for tubeless, which is a completely different discussion. For tubed tires, you just need to cover the holes, and you absolutely do not want wide tape that rides up the lips.
    Yeah, you don't want tubes being pushed into the holes.

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: J.B. Weld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    13,625
    Quote Originally Posted by Autoxfil View Post
    That's for tubeless, which is a completely different discussion. For tubed tires, you just need to cover the holes, and you absolutely do not want wide tape that rides up the lips.


    Yes but for most rims edge to edge (but not up the sidewall) is best because it will stay in place better. Skinny rim tape tends to wander unless the rim has a well defined inner channel.
    I brake for stinkbugs

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: HotelBravo26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Posts
    102
    Fair point. I didnít realize we were talking tubes.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I race XC with a 2005 Raleigh M80. Yes, I really do.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-07-2018, 03:36 AM
  2. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-22-2017, 07:27 AM
  3. 30mm width rim an upgrade from 24mm width rim?
    By metrotuned in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-22-2012, 07:30 AM
  4. Scotch tape for rim tape?
    By Natedogz in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-28-2011, 09:27 AM
  5. Gorilla Tape in place of rim tape?
    By dexetr30 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 05-01-2011, 10:41 AM

Members who have read this thread: 26

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.