2 rim strips available for 26", 27,5" y 29" wheel rims and for road inner tube. Strips protect the inner tube from the rim bed edges.
Size 26" in 20mm width.
Size 27,5" in 20mm width.
Size 29" in 20mm width.
Road option: width 16mm.
NOTE: Not for tubeless tires given its diameter is greater than the yellow rim strip used in tubeless.
In this table we will show you 3 options X-Sauce offers so you can choose the one that best suits your requirements.
Using double sided tape and the yellow adjustable rim strip, one on top of the other, is the safest and most durable option.
Clean the rim bed well. Apply 1 round of the white double sided adhesive tape as you would a normal rim strip but tensing slightly to avoid bubbles and ensuring it fits well into the concave rim bed. Finish the round overlapping the starting point by about 5 cms.
Mount the yellow adjustable rim strip on top of the white adhesive tape.
Align the valve hole in the rim tape with the hole in the rim. The yellow rim tape sits very tightly so apply slowly and carefully assuring it is well centred using two screwdrivers as levers to ensure it stretches and sits on the adhesive tape correctly. If in some areas the rim strip is not well centered, insert a screwdriver between the white tape and yellow rim strip to lift the rim strip and gently move screwdriver back and forth around the circumference of the wheel centring the rim strip correctly, ensuring it lies flat and is not twisted. Once correctly positioned, remove this second screwdriver.
Finish flattening rim strip to rim bed to ensure it is adhered into place.
Once you have applied the tape or rim strip, which ever type you use, mount the tire and tube and leave inflated for a few hours or overnight. This will ensure that the tape or cover adheres to the rim bed properly. The next day, dismount the tube and finalize the tubeless-ready process.
To choose the width of rim strip, double sided adhesive tape + high pressure rim strips for your tire you can do it by measuring the width of the rim strip.
1. To do this, it is best to disassemble your wheel, remove and measure the tire's rim strip, provided it covers the bed of the rim well. Measure it on a flat surface, because if you do it on the rim itself, being concave, the measurements will not be correct. If your wheel does not have a rim strip, cut a piece of paper a width that appears to fit and set it into the rim, adapting it to its concavity, checking if the width is correct or needs fewer or additional millimeters.
2. A second option is to measure the width of the rim bed, adding one or two millimeters to compensate for the concavitybut this method is not as precise.
3. Another option is to do it by measuring the approximate width of the rim from outside:
For rims from 20 to 24 mm wide, use rim strips 20 mm wide.
For rims from 25 to 28 mm wide, use rim strips 23 mm wide.
For rims 29 to 35 mm wide, use rim strips 25 mm wide.
For rims over 35 mm wide, use rim strips 27 mm wide.