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Do I need to change rim tape to fit marathon plus tires?

starbuckstarbuck Posts: 256
edited May 2018 in MTB workshop & tech
I have had some custom wheels built for me (26" ryde trace trail on XT hubs).

I'm planning on using tubes and marathon plus tires on them but the rim tape fitted looks quite large and I'm not sure if it's the right one for the tires I want to use (especially as the rim tape that's fitted covers the valve holes.

Looking at the attached photos, will my tires fit with the existing rim tape or do I need to change it?

[url][/url]28535851418_e74e2dc637_c.jpgIMG_20180528_143957 by Neil Ward, on Flickr

[url][/url]28535852088_6ba0f559cf_c.jpgIMG_20180528_144005 by Neil Ward, on Flickr


  • JGTRJGTR Posts: 1,404
    That looks like Stans tubeless tape, it will be fine, just make a hole for the valve.
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