Groove between tire and rim - silicone or latex or ?

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Deveron53
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by Deveron53

The Mavic aeroblades were banned because they may become detached and jam into the wheels/chain etc so causing a crash. I have a particularly large lip between tyre and rim, I was thinking of going down the clear sealant route. I have tubeless setup.

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cyclespeed
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by cyclespeed

I did a video on exactly this.

Silicone is suprisingly easy to apply, and makes a smooth transition between tyre and rim.

It is cheap, light and flexible. No downside that I can see.

And your wheel will definitely be more aero - how much is anyone's guess....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eIZdhSu1ts

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