These rim tapes will bring your ride to a whole other level of awesomeness! Be ready to be showered with compliments on how surprisingly reflective your wheels will look after application. This truly is an absolute must-have for any motorcycle, car, bicycle, or anything with wheels!
RIM SIZE FOR BICYCLES
Please be aware that the numbers on your bicycle tire is the tire size, not rim size, so you must follow these instructions to find your actual rim size:
Measure the diameter of your rims, NOT tires, from edge to edge. Your measurement will always be UP TO 1” more than your actual rim size. For example, your measurement of a 22.1” to 23” diameter, means you have 22” rims. Therefore you should be ordering a 22” size rim tape.
Also, rim tapes can only be applied to rims with disc brakes since you CANNOT have the pad brakes rub on the rim tapes.
RIM SIZE FOR MOTOR VEHICLES (i.e. cars, motorcycles, etc.)
The last two digits in the numbers imprinted on your tires is your rim size. For example, “180/55ZR17”, means you have 17” rims.
Review from Amazon:
I’ve tried three reflective tapes. All three did work as described (IE: they were reflective). Yet none were as reflective as this stuff. The material used by customTAYLOR is clearly different (in a very good way) than cheaper versions sold on Amazon. The brightness and durability surpass other products I’ve used.
This product lives up to its name. I’ve had people stop me at traffic lights to tell me how bright this stuff is. When riding, you can never be too visible! 😉
I found using rubbing alcohol to clean the rims worked best. After several rounds of cleaning I was able to apply the material without any major issues. If I found myself going off track, I was able to pull the material off without ripping it and then reapply it without “bubbling.” I didn’t even need to use a heat gun to help me re-position the material during the installation – A major bonus!
I found I had to overlap the strips of material no more than 0.25″ to make it all the way around the rim with 4 pieces of material. Even then, I still had extra to use “Just In Case.”
-You Will Be Noticed, especially at night. This stuff is ridiculously bright. One driver told me how much “cooler” my bike looked because of it! lol
-The adhesive used is clearly superior to other products that I’ve used. Once it sets, this stuff holds. I’ve ridden over 500 miles with this on my bike and washed it twice (yes, I need to wash it more often, I know…). Its still holding up with no issues.
Daytime riding: This product adds to the looks of your bike. In my case, it compliments my bike and my riding gear perfectly.
Nighttime riding: I’ve been told I “light up like a Christmas tree.” It gets people’s attention and as a rider, that’s exactly what you want.
Cons: None at this time.
-Application is easy. Take your time and apply this to a Clean Rim! Then sit back and watch heads turn while you ride.
-I was hesitant to purchase this due to the cost and some reviews. However, I’m glad I did buy it and its worth the $$.
I’ve sold things online in the past and I figure the negative feedback is someone trying to sell the lower cost/lower quality products. I’ve sadly already purchased those and regret it…. Give this stuff a try. I’m rather sure you will love it too.