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2bliss Rim Strips

Aug. 15, 2019, 11:44 p.m.
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Nope, they just look like plastic rim-strips.

Aug. 16, 2019, 10:20 a.m.
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strolled into the spesh dealer yesterday and said 'how do you guys do tubeless set ups' and they said, gorilla tape all day. i said for everyone, all bikes you sell, and they said yep, only gorilla tape.  i said how about them 2bliss rim strips and they said oh they work, but only on Roval rims, they are custom made for that.  he was going to look for one to just give me, but i said i'd wait till i need new tires (i'm gonna try hillbilly front, eliminator rear next) and buy a pair then.  he said they do work well but can also fold over and tear just like tape.  tape is a PITA in my experience and gorilla tape sure makes a sticky mess.

Aug. 16, 2019, 10:24 a.m.
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I better not let my tape know it's on e*13 hoops...

Aug. 16, 2019, 10:48 a.m.
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hmmmm must try.

Aug. 16, 2019, 3:19 p.m.
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Gorilla Tape is THE WORST! 

There is a thread on mtbr with all the tapes people use and have tried. 

FYI WAO tubesless Tape is/was just some Tessa Tape one can buy from almost anywhere.

Aug. 16, 2019, 7:09 p.m.
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Posted by: Endur-Bro

Gorilla Tape is THE WORST! 

There is a thread on mtbr with all the tapes people use and have tried. 

FYI WAO tubesless Tape is/was just some Tessa Tape one can buy from almost anywhere.

Same with Spank rim tape, it,s Fratelli tape. Made by the company that makes their rims. Seems to be the only tape that stick to them as well.

Aug. 19, 2019, 1:20 a.m.
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Effeto mariposa also make them and they're great

Aug. 19, 2019, 4:09 a.m.
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Haven’t tried the rim strips, but the plugs that come with Roval wheels are genius. They’re plastic with rubber seals and you pop one in each spoke hole. 

They never lift up when you change a tyre and they save about 50 grams a wheel. Not sure why the rest of the industry hasn’t done us a favor and stolen this idea.

Aug. 19, 2019, 9 a.m.
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Posted by: NickB

Haven’t tried the rim strips, but the plugs that come with Roval wheels are genius. They’re plastic with rubber seals and you pop one in each spoke hole. 

They never lift up when you change a tyre and they save about 50 grams a wheel. Not sure why the rest of the industry hasn’t done us a favor and stolen this idea.

Why not just cut 32 squares out of tape and apply to each hole individually? Would be even lighter I bet.

Aug. 19, 2019, 1:09 p.m.
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Is that sarcasm? Because the bits of tape could still lift when levering a tire, and you need to cut/apply 32 little pieces of tape?

Aug. 19, 2019, 2:26 p.m.
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Posted by: NickB

Haven’t tried the rim strips, but the plugs that come with Roval wheels are genius. They’re plastic with rubber seals and you pop one in each spoke hole. 

They never lift up when you change a tyre and they save about 50 grams a wheel. Not sure why the rest of the industry hasn’t done us a favor and stolen this idea.

Velocity Rims used to sell these - VeloPlugs i think.

Aug. 19, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
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Are these rim strips a plastic full loop similar to the trek/bontrager ones? I hope so as I love those for rims that they fit.

Aug. 20, 2019, 9:21 a.m.
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Posted by: ac

Are these rim strips a plastic full loop similar to the trek/bontrager ones? I hope so as I love those for rims that they fit.

I don't know what the trek/bontrager ones look like, but yep, they're plastic rim-strips.

Aug. 20, 2019, 10:48 a.m.
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Love the look of those veloplugs!

https://www.velocityusa.com/product/accessories/veloplugs

Aug. 20, 2019, 1:41 p.m.
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Anyone know which size holes WAO Agents use?

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