First time with cutout fat bike rims. What material to fill cut outs?- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    23

    First time with cutout fat bike rims. What material to fill cut outs?

    I just ordered a set of I9 fat bike wheels, they have cutouts. I have been riding Bontrager Jackalopes with no cutout in the past. I need to figure out what to material to fill the cutouts with. I have read some people use duct tape, but wouldn't that leave exposed sticky material in the cutout that would collect dust and junk? I am looking for a neon green or purple material and the rims are 85mm inner width. What would you all suggest I use? TIA.

  2. #2
    Thingamejigger
    Reputation: Flying_Scotsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    1,099
    If you use Duct tape, run it back-to-front, so shiny layer appears through the cutouts, then apply another layer over the top so you end up with a shiny layer facing inwards and outwards....

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    23
    Thanks for the info. What about this 3m vinyl wrap?

    https://www.rvinyl.com/3M-Satin-Neon...iABEgIUZvD_BwE

    Would anything be lighter or better than duct tape?

  4. #4
    cmg
    cmg is offline
    passed out in your garden
    Reputation: cmg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    2,354
    although I dont want to advertise for this brand, the rim tape I purchased (which is their brand) has been actually quite good.
    I guess the only issue may be your wanted colour



    Surly
    always mad and usually drunk......

  5. #5
    Thingamejigger
    Reputation: Flying_Scotsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    1,099
    It needs a little stretch and also strength to fend off sticks and the likes trying to poke a hole through it....

    https://surlybikes.com/parts/nylon_rim_strips

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    23
    Well color is not a deal breaker, black always works

  7. #7
    cmg
    cmg is offline
    passed out in your garden
    Reputation: cmg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    2,354
    Quote Originally Posted by Telebikes View Post
    Well color is not a deal breaker, black always works
    Surly do have various colours, just not sure on green/purple.
    there are also other brands:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/80mm-Fat-Bi...-/142501652943
    https://boltonebikes.com/products/fa...nt=31506548995
    FattyStripper Tubeless Fat Bike Solution and SkinnyStripper Tubeless CX & DH Solution <link rel="image_src" href="http://fattystripper.com/media/FattyStripper_Logo_320.jpg" / ><link rel="image_src" href="http://fattystripper.com/media/FattyStripper_L (not what you may think )

    those were found with a google of "green fat bike rim tape"
    always mad and usually drunk......

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: JeepRage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    126
    I am no longer in favor of duct tape (or Gorilla tape). They worked for a while, but every time I'd seat by Bud and Lous (with more air pressure), I'd generate a leak from the tape over stretching. Sometimes a major leak, sometimes a minor.

    I got generic Surly strips (I think) and used proper rim tape on top of it and haven't had an issue since (with JJs or Bud/Lous).
    2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy C 29er
    2018 Canyon Dude fatty with Mastodon

  9. #9

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    1,991
    Retro-reflective tape?
    The light that shines on it is reflected back at the source.
    I.e., headlights, flashlights, etc.
    Hugely increases visual signature.

    (old prototype - lol) with 50 mm rims, white retro-reflective, fill-flash on camera gets reflected back.First time with cutout fat bike rims. What material to fill cut outs?-fat-bike-mock-up-high-seat.jpg

    One of the same wheels, from 50 feet (cropped image), flash can't light that far (can see fall-off on the ground), but the retro-reflective tape reflects back what gets there, not dispersed, but directed back at the source (camera).
    First time with cutout fat bike rims. What material to fill cut outs?-rim-retro-reflective-1.jpg

    Comes in different colours.
    Crazy on this ship of fools...

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kat71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    156
    go to JoAnn's or your local craft/ sewing store and buy some ribbon. Make sure it is not wired. It should be at least 2.5 inches in width. Attach it to the rim with packing tape. I've been riding with mine for over 10 years with no problems.

  12. #12
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    10,593
    I always use Gorilla Tape. Mostly black but sometimes Mossy Oak Camo. Looks pretty cool on the right bike.
    I like turtles

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BlueCheesehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,395
    Fatty Strippers are NOT a replacement for a rim strip.

    As for the OP, I just use purpose made rim strips and trim as needed before applying tubeless tape.

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: JeepRage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    126
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueCheesehead View Post
    Fatty Strippers are NOT a replacement for a rim strip.

    As for the OP, I just use purpose made rim strips and trim as needed before applying tubeless tape.
    I agree after dealing with duct tape. Rim strips just work.

    Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
    2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy C 29er
    2018 Canyon Dude fatty with Mastodon

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    1,149
    First time with cutout fat bike rims. What material to fill cut outs?-2019-10-29.jpg

    My ladyfriend decided this colorful tape would do the job. Gorilla tape on top of that and Orange Seal.

  16. #16
    Rippin da fAt
    Reputation: BansheeRune's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    5,665
    It's all rocket science!

    Hafta admit, fun rocket science...
    Get fAt, Stay fAt, Ride fAt
    Doctor recommended...

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-18-2018, 07:15 PM
  2. fat bike rim cut outs.
    By party_wagon in forum 29er Components
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-21-2015, 04:05 PM
  3. MCR seat tube cutout question/help
    By cyclesteel in forum Niner Bikes
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-29-2013, 06:18 PM
  4. New guy....Question about saddles with cutout area?
    By Pricebl in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-05-2008, 12:13 PM
  5. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 07-15-2005, 08:04 PM

Members who have read this thread: 93

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 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.