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Stans yellow rim tape for normal rims

trailflowtrailflow Posts: 1,311
edited January 2015 in Road general
I am right in thinking i can use Stans yellow rim tape instead of normal rim tape on a 700c rim ? i have no plans to go tubeless. Just trying to save some weight.

Apparently Stan's tape is 5 grams a rim. My current Schwalbe tape is 20g a rim.

Is it safe, is 1 layer sufficient ?

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  • trailflowtrailflow Posts: 1,311
    OK cheers. i'll try 2. Has anybody tried 1 layer and got away with it ?
  • I used one layer at 60 PSI. May I say that trying to save weight by removing one layer of tape sounds a bit desperate?
  • trailflowtrailflow Posts: 1,311
    just trying to find what works. Why did you use 1 layer if you also say 2 layers ? Maybe you were abit desperate to save some weight as well :roll:
  • trailflow wrote:
    just trying to find what works. Why did you use 1 layer if you also say 2 layers ? Maybe you were abit desperate to save some weight as well :roll:

    Desperate to save some tape, it's expensive! Up to 60 PSI 1 layer is enough, over 60 PSI you want some extra strength
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  • trailflowtrailflow Posts: 1,311
    I think Velocity Veloplugs might be a better (or lighter) option. I think they are re-usable and Stan's tape isnt ? Correct ? does Stan's leave a mess when you remove it ?
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,720
    I had stans tape in my stan rims but hated it and didnt think it fitted well so replaced it with a vittoria band, perfect and much more confident.

    whilst on the subject my ultregra 6700 rims didnt look like they need tape so i didnt bother
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  • DKayDKay Posts: 1,652
    I use it as a normal rim strip with no issues. Stans themselves say that two layers should be used on road bikes.
  • trailflow wrote:
    Just trying to save some weight.

    Apparently Stan's tape is 5 grams a rim. My current Schwalbe tape is 20g a rim.

    :roll:

    Could just drill out your bidons, wear thinner socks, one fewer spoon of cereal at breakfast, spit don't swallow. All these will give you more than 20g saving...
  • trailflowtrailflow Posts: 1,311
    edited January 2015
    Could just drill out your bidons, wear thinner socks, one fewer spoon of cereal at breakfast, spit don't swallow. All these will give you more than 20g saving...

    Indeed. But i already do all of those. Im trying to go to the 'next' level. :) All jokes aside, there are much more expensive ways to save weight than spending £7 to loose 30 grams. The people who buy Schmolke,Tune,AX Lightness,Mcfk components. I think they are the real nutters :D
  • DKayDKay Posts: 1,652
    If you want to save a few pennies, the Superstar Components tubeless tape is ok to use as a conventional rim strip. It's not as thick or sticky at the Stans stuff, but it does the job.
  • As an aside, Schwalbe Tubeless tape claims one layer for road pressures. It's held up so far, though I am running tubeless, so YMMV. Comes in at something around 5g a wheel, too.
  • As an aside, Schwalbe Tubeless tape claims one layer for road pressures. It's held up so far, though I am running tubeless, so YMMV. Comes in at something around 5g a wheel, too.

    Schwalbe tubeless products are rebranded Stans, I was told by Schwalbe UK, so.... :roll:
  • trailflowtrailflow Posts: 1,311
    edited January 2015
    Thanks for the suggestions, Schwalbe have a number of tapes to choose from http://www.schwalbetires.com/accessories/rim_tape

    The first option is quite pricey at £26, is that the same tape you have MisterMuncher ?

    Which width would be best for 23mm rims ?
  • trailflow wrote:
    Thanks for the suggestions, Schwalbe have a number of tapes to choose from http://www.schwalbetires.com/accessories/rim_tape

    which width would be best for 23mm rims ?

    Typically for 23 mm rims you want 21 mm tape
  • As an aside, Schwalbe Tubeless tape claims one layer for road pressures. It's held up so far, though I am running tubeless, so YMMV. Comes in at something around 5g a wheel, too.

    Schwalbe tubeless products are rebranded Stans, I was told by Schwalbe UK, so.... :roll:

    I can only report my experiences and what it says on the box. Also, the tape is blue, not yellow, so I don't think it's the same.
  • I can only report my experiences and what it says on the box. Also, the tape is blue, not yellow, so I don't think it's the same.

    Looks like you are right...
  • trailflow wrote:
    Thanks for the suggestions, Schwalbe have a number of tapes to choose from http://www.schwalbetires.com/accessories/rim_tape

    The first option is quite pricey at £26, is that the same tape you have MisterMuncher ?

    Which width would be best for 23mm rims ?

    That's the fella all right. I got 25mm cheap from Bike24.de, about 14 quid a roll, laid it in carefully, rolled it in with a cake decorating roller, and trimmed it tight with a scalpel.
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