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High PSI Rim Tape(7 posts)

High PSI Rim TapeTrekMan
Aug 10, 2001 3:01 AM
I've got a set of Mavic Cosmos wheels which came with a Michelin plastic rim tape. This tape says that it can't take anymore pressure that 109psi. Now the problem is that I'm going to use a set of Vittoria Pro Team Open Corsa CX clinchers on these wheels. These tyres say that they run between 7 and 9 bar (about 103 to 133 psi). Anyone know of a good rim tape that will work at these pressures?
Velox...The ONLY Rim Tape!! (NM)Cima Coppi
Aug 10, 2001 5:31 AM
Velox...The ONLY Rim Tape - you know that's right [nm]davidl
Aug 10, 2001 6:30 AM
re: High PSI Rim TapeCliff Oates
Aug 10, 2001 5:46 AM
My Nucleon wheelset also came with the green Michelin tape, and in Campy's case, they recommend using this tape and no other. They have been happily accumulating 2000 miles with tires pumped up to 120 psi. One flat, a pinch flat, on a marginal road. My other wheels have Velox tape, and they're fine too.
Clear Scotch tapealansutton
Aug 10, 2001 9:43 AM
Clear Scotch tape dosen't work. Use Velox.
Velox...here's whyKStone
Aug 10, 2001 1:30 PM
I personally had a flat at 35 plus mph with that plastic stuff that comes on mavic wheels!!! 3/4's of the way down a steep descent, the heat from the brakes softened the plastic rim tape! The pressure from the tube pushed the softened strip into the spoke eyelets and the tube pushed through the soft tape resulting in a blow out!! No crash but I was pretty busy getting stopped!
I've seen many flats a the bottom of descents, most I believe to be from brake heat with a thin ultra lite tube, plastic rim strips, continuous braking, or any combination there of.
KStone
Ritchey BlueTJeanloz
Aug 11, 2001 9:52 AM
It's hard to find, but it's about the best rim tape out there. Ritchey is every bit as tough as Velox, but much thinner, which effectively reduces the circumference of the wheel a tiny bit- making tire installation and removal quite a bit easier.