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Wide, Very Thin Rim Tape

vecfluxxvecfluxx Posts: 79
edited June 2014 in Road buying advice
I need some rim tape for my Pacenti SL23's and archetypes, it must be as thin as this specialized rim tape: ... wwodKqYAGQ

And 18+ mm wide, any ideas?

I've tried Velox cloth and its far too thick, I wont get tyres on the SL23 with it on.


  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 28,046
    For the Pacenti it would be best to use a tubeless tape, like Stans 21 mm (it stretches and fits nicely). For Archetype I normally use Vittoria tape 18 mm or the cheaper Lifeline for 700c wide rims... 2 quid at Wiggle... :wink:
    left the forum March 2023
  • 2oldnslow2oldnslow Posts: 313
    As Ugo says. Stans tape on my Pacenti rims works a treat with Hutchinson Sector 28's bit of a tight fit but running tubeless that's a positive. Aired up no problem and with sealant in pressure holds up remarkably well.
  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    Velox tape and tight gator skins go on with no problems on SL23 rims. I have tried! If you are having tyre fitting problems try chasing the tyre round the rim and gather up a bit of slack were it is tight. I know thin tape helps but fitting tyres with velox tape is still fine/easy on the SL23 rim. It takes practice or ask your LBS to show you the tricks, a good one will show you for free and then practice. If you have a hand injury then thin tape is best. -wheel building and other stuff.
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