Package contained two rolls of adhesive-backed cloth rim-tape on a cardboard card.
I put this tape on two 27" steel wheels for my road bike. I used a brass brush to clean off light surface rust and pieces of the cheap old rubber rim tape that had been used previously. Then I wiped down the whole area with alcohol to provide a clean surface for the adhesive on the new rim tape to stick to.
This tape is thicker than your cheapo average rubber rim strips. The cloth is quite sturdy, and the adhesive backing is not overly aggressive, but sufficient to keep it from easily moving around. There is just enough to go around a 27" wheel, I snipped off maybe an inch of extra material.
Using my finger around the wheel to press the tape firmly in place, I could tell that this covered the spokes quite a bit better than the old rubber strips. This instills quite a bit more confidence in me. I'm going to be using these wheels on a daily commuter, and I'm a big...
Zefal 13mm rim tape
I used this rim tape to replace the elastic rim strips on my 700c aluminum road wheels. The Zefal tape shaved about 15 grams of weight per wheel versus the rubber elastic strips. The 13mm width was a better fit, but 10mm probably would work even better. I don't recommend anything wider than 13mm for a road bike or hybrid bike wheel.
The tape is easy to apply. The starter part of the tape has a hole which is used to line up with the valve stem hole in the wheel. Then simply keep running the tape once around the wheel.
Overall: 5/5 stars, easy to apply and stays in place unlike the rim strip.
This tape is top of the line! While working on an old 70's bike with very exposed spokes, I knew that tape would be required. The package contains two rolls, both sturdy cloth tape on a thick cardboard spindle. Make sure to measure the width you will need, as you don't want to go too skinny on this.
Make sure to clean the rim before applying, and the press firmly into place, starting with the hole for your Schrader or Presta valve and working around in a circular fashion. Very hard to screw this up, which is another perk!
I'd say this should be a purchase for anyone who does even a moderate amount of riding and can see themselves changing a tube in the future. You really won't regret having this on hand, and I highly recommend it over the rubber strips that are also available.
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