By far the most successful is Stan's or Gorilla.
My question is when using Gorilla tape if you overlap at the valve hole by 100-150mm can you do it with only a single layer. ? ? ? ?
Stan's needs the double layer for the road , and I have done Gorilla as a double layer ( starting opposite the valve hole, you don't need 3 layers at the valve hole when doing double wrap)...... But using the 2 layers of Gorilla felt like overkill and a bit weighty.
I like using the Gorilla because it goes on so well and beds in with no air bubbles that can a nuisance with Stan's.
Your thoughts ...!!!
hotshod wrote:My question is when using Gorilla tape if you overlap at the valve hole by 100-150mm can you do it with only a single layer. ? ? ? ?
Your thoughts ...!!!
I've used Gorilla tape for tubeless in MTB applications--single layer. I use a very slight overlap (<100mm), along with a Stan's valve stem.
Of course, tire pressures are much lower so I am not sure if there is something about the higher pressure you use for a road application that would cause it to fail.
Seems to me that a seal is a seal, and a 2nd (or 3rd) layer of tape is just bonding to itself, not improving the bond with the rim.
Let us know what you experience. Good luck!
I have used Gorilla tape for road tubeless only a couple times, and it was mainly because I needed a little extra height and cushion to get the tire inflated easier. So I went around twice as well. But my guess is that one would suffice. If I was on the fence about it, I would put one layer of thin fiber strapping tape down first.
That tape is pretty thick. Not sure if 2layers are needed or if the additional layer would make mounting a tire difficult.
I'm experimenting by taping up with just one layer and inserting a tube then adding 150-170psi.
This is designed to test the tape above the spoke holes.
Twice when using VeloFuze tape I did this and put 110psi to help the tape bed in..... It split over the spoke holes, so I consider this a valid test.
The tube can apply enough pressure to slice around the spoke holes and thus test the strength.
Though I tend to think in a tubeless environment the pressure would not be as localised around the holes and only inflated to 80-110psi max would also place less stress on the tape.
My caution for using 1 layer is because I'm doing this for other people and want avoid any dramas.
What do you think ?????
Still waiting for a roadie who has used one layer to chip in!!!!
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