Rim tape for clinchers?

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Yup. I’ve never used veloplugs,but you’ve got the idea.
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RocketRacing wrote:Thanks. Given veloplugs work well, i think the answer us “wide enough to cover the spoke holes”
On the veloplugs subject. Personally I wouldn't use them in road rim brake application anymore. Once I had a failure when on the short but very steep descent 20-25%, one of those of bitten track roads in Tenerife, one of the plugs edge was softened by the increased temperature enough to be pushed through the spoke hole into the rim ...... inner tube followed (i had latex tube, but in this case butyl wouldn't make any difference), leaving on my legs couple souvenirs forever. Just for the records, they were red veloplugs, the fit was on the loose side. I had to support them, to keep them in place with electric tape. I think with them it is just too many potential failure points to be bothered.

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RocketRacing wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:48 am
Juanmoretime wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:38 pm
I use Stans yellow tape in the appropriate width for alloy and carbon rims. It lasts for a long time.
I guess this is a total noob question: what is the appropriate width of tape? How wide do you NEED to go?

My rims were originally set up for tubes/clinchers with one piece rim strips (forget brand but were wide enough to cover the spoke holes). I removed that (heavy, and shifted location as no adhesive).

I have since used proper stand rim tape, but only enough to cover the spoke holes, and a bit more for safety. I guess that is all i knew. So maybe 12mm wide.
You have it correct. It depends upon rim width and enough to cover the spoke holes. :thumbup:
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by xmashx

Hi,
I got a new Mavic Ellipse (15C) wheelset bundled with the 18mm nylon rim tape. I want to use latex tube with high pressure like 145 psi or more.
What rim tape do you recommend for this?
The wheels will be ridden on outdoor velodrome, so no problem with melting while descending but spot temperature likes to be 40C easily (I am sure it's not a problemem as it's relative low for materials but can increase pressure in tube itself).

I have no experience with rim tapes as I mainly ride on tubulars but checked the Velox website and seems like they have cotton rim tape in 16 and 19mm (https://velox.fr/en/cotton/407-873-fond ... t-la_paire).
However they offer special rim tapes marked for high pressures: https://velox.fr/en/700c29/564-fond-de- ... 57390.html

The high pressure tape is marked to 145 psi maximum. (So what is a maximum for a cotton one?!).
I also found out that Continental does Easy Tape High Pressure rim tapes: https://blobs.continental-tires.com/www ... n-data.pdf

They offer 18mm version with 220 psi max and cost less than 2€ per unit on market. Anyone has experience with them? Especially with latex tubes?

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