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New Wheel Question
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I just ordered and received new wheels for my bike. Both the old and new are TLR, but I run with tubes. On my old rim, tape is installed. So…when I ordered the new wheels, I also ordered tape. Today, when the new wheels arrived, I noticed that both included a plastic (?) rim strip. I installed the strip on both rims, which gets me to my question…. Do I also need the rim tape? I would think not, but the inclusion of the strips kind of threw me off. And each wheel, along with the rim strip, included tape and presta valve. Someone help ease my mind…. Thanks….
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https://forums.bikeride.com/thread-8799.html

hello TL47, check the above thread you started earlier. People have replied to your question there..:-)
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sounds like you're dealing with a tubeless-ready (TLR) setup. Rim tape makes the seal here. Most probably manufacturer designed it to serve the same purpose as traditional rim tape. Some tubeless use a rubber or plastic strip instead of a traditional cloth tape
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