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Shave a couple grams off each wheel with Tune Rim Tape, now in 18 & 20mm widths

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Tune has been making lightweight tubeless rim tape to seal up your mountain bike wheels for quite a while. But now they are giving roadies (and other narrow rim riders) a chance to drop a few grams going tubeless as well. At just 5-7g per wheel,Tune’s highly resistant translucent yellow tape isn’t the lowest stretch, but they say their version offers better forming to the profile of your rims while still not deforming much over your spoke holes and delivering a strong adhesion across a wide temperature range for seasons of trouble free use.

The light Rim Tape now comes in an 18mm width to fit their own Schwarzbrenner 38C, Schwarzbrenner 60C, Tune 25C & TSR Cross wheels and 20mm width to fit the Airways & TSR22, or of course any other rims with those dimensions. 18 & 20 join 22, 24, 26, 28 & 30mm widths to fit a broad range of tubeless applications. Each of the 7 widths is sold in two roll lengths – an 11m consumer roll for about five 700c/29er rims for 14€ or a 66m shop roll to set up 30 rims for 45€.

Of course you can also get light alloy Tune valves if you need those, or even Tune-branded, no-latex One Shot sealant from your local Tune dealer.

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Aaron
Aaron
5 years ago

Screw that, go with Veloplugs.

James
James
5 years ago
Reply to  Aaron

Go with veloplugs for a tubeless setup? Good luck with that
From their website “Not for use with tubeless application”

Flatbiller
Flatbiller
5 years ago

I have Roval Traverses and have used the provided plugs to go tubeless (er, I mean 2Bliss).

Have had to pump them up once in the last 3 months.

But, then again, Specialized. Lawsuit joke in 3…2…1…

Jeb
Jeb
5 years ago

Buy a roll of Tyvek Tape from the hardware store, cut to desired width with a safety knife and save a gazillion dollars.

fred
fred
5 years ago

not sure about the weight savings or whatever, but if you are looking for tubeless tape: Scotch Film Strapping Tape 8896 Blue, 24 mm x 55 m, $7.4 on amazon. 5 times as much as this tune stuff and half the price!

lop
lop
5 years ago
Reply to  fred

I bought a roll of this stuff a few years ago for $6. I’m about 1/4 of the way through the roll. I suspect it’ll dry up and lose adhesion before I actually use the rest of the tape.

mortimer
mortimer
5 years ago

Some good recommendation here in the comments. I use fiberglass reinforced packing tape which holds up well for when you have to put a tube in for those times when the sealant won’t seal. On a 29er it’s about 4gm per wheel. And cheap.

xc-fr
xc-fr
5 years ago

i guess that’s nothing different than Tesa 4289 strapping tape which is usually half the price.
i use tesa 4289 for all of my tubeless setups since years now.

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