Monday, April 16, 2012

Different Tapes

Hi Jason,

Nice blog, and thanks. I've been a tubeless road rider for a few years now, and honestly, don't understand why it's not more popular.

My question, for you; have you looked at different tapes that can be used for conversions? What is an easy/quick/local source that can be used with confidence?

I have used the Stan's system, with success. My front wheel, a SRAM s30al, had to be dismantled to deal with a spoke and I now need to rebuild it and am looking for an alternative source for the tape. Part of my question is do you know the details on the type of tape is best. I'd guess that Stan's is buying the tape from someone directly.


Thanks for note Gaston! I don't know why tubeless hasn't taken over, but I am doing everything I can to promote it.

I have heard of different tapes and systems out there, but I have only had experience with Stan's. The quality works and the price, while a little high, is not terrible. My first tubeless conversion was with Stan's and I still ride on those wheels all the time. I suppose someone might uncover the source of their tape, or a viable alternative where they save a dollar or two. But until then, I will stay loyal to Stans.

If you have a question or problem with road tubeless tires, let me know, and I will try to answer it the best I can.