Ksyrium Wheels no spoke holes rim tape or not?

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  1. tafkam

    tafkam New Member

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    Hello, all,

    I just got some Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels and since they do not have inner spoke holes I was wondering what the consensus is on whether or not rim tape should be installed. I have two roles of Velox and I can use that or not, or I thought I may just snip off the part that goes over the valve stem so there is some protection around that, then leave the rest of the wheel without the rim tape.

    I don’t know whether installing the tape would protect the tube or if this is even necessary without the inner spoke holes so I would appreciate any advice or experience that anyone has.

    If it makes any difference the tires I am using will be Conti Gator Hardshell folding, 700x25

    Thanks
     
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  2. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    The rim tape's function is to protect the TUBE from the ends of the nipples and/or from the edges of un-eyelet'd spoke holes ...

    Since your rims lack both, presuming there are no rogue burrs which should be removed, you do not need to install the rim tape.
     
  3. tafkam

    tafkam New Member

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    Thanks I will leave the rim tape off then
     
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