The Continental Easy Tape Rim Strip is an awesome product. I purchased a set of Continental Cruise Contact 700c29 Inch Tire 700c x 50mm for my bike. I immediately started to have flats on the inside of my rim, I purchased this Rim strip and it instantly solved my problem. No more flats.
Used these rim strips with latex tubes! They proformed great. Using them on my fixie and they stay in place. Most importantly no flats!
I ride Rails to Trails 25 miles a day most days. Rim strips are easy to take for granted, bu ones that don't last or aren't uniform are a pain. These do the job well.
replaced my old fiber liners with these...no comparision...this is a much better product, installs in minutes without adhesive so if you need to reposition just lift off and recenter on rim
Well to start out I am returning to cycling after about 15 years. So I did my home work. It was the ease of getting it into place that hit me right away and it almost lined it self up in the center by it self.
Love that they come in two strips and not a roll. Just line up the valve stem hole and they snap easily onto the rim. I run 110 PSI and have had no problems.
I used these on a couple of cheap Wal-mart bikes that used thin plastic for rim strips. The overall ride of the bikes were much improved.
I like to replace the rim strip on the rims of a new bike when right away. This helps to avoid unexpected problems when riding.
I've swapped out my oe tires on all my bikes and in doing so noticed the rim strip used from the factory in all but one case was poor quality. In two cases the strip had cratered and dimpled into the spoke holes to the point that tube failure was likely. Even on my mtb wheels I've had this problem and I never air those tires past 55 psi. I was very lucky, one hard bump in the road might have caused a blowout, not a good on some of the hills I ride down at full speed. Continental rim strips won't deform under high pressure, I use it on all my bikes now. Cheap insurance and piece of mind, check the condition of your rims strips whenever you change out tires and tubes.