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Tubeless Rim Tape

gmacd51gmacd51 Posts: 6
edited February 2018 in MTB workshop & tech
I have some WTB STp i29 rims. I am pretty new to tubeless and I was under the impression that to make them tubeless I would need to fit some tubeless rim tape (so I brought some).

I have just removed the tyres and found it has got some yellow tape on already (see attached photo). Is it already fitted with tubeless tape (it’s a different texture to the tape I’ve just brought) or do I need to remove this and fit proper tape?

https://flic.kr/p/22TaKZT

https://flic.kr/p/22TaL3i

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  • duskdusk Posts: 583
    That looks like normal rim strip, not tubeless tape. You should find that it's not stuck down, just tight fitting.
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  • Great, thank you. I though as much, just didn’t want to remove it then find out I could’ve left it on. Thanks!
  • JGTRJGTR Posts: 1,404
    I would say that it’s rim tape, especially as it clearly states tubeless compatible on the rim.
  • swod1swod1 Posts: 1,639
    JGTR wrote:
    I would say that it’s rim tape, especially as it clearly states tubeless compatible on the rim.

    I would agree, you could test this buy fitting a tubeless ready tyre to the rim without any sealant and see if the tyre holds air for 24 hours etc?

    If it doesnt then take it off and apply some of the rim tape you bought.
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