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tomorrow I will put UST tires on my new stan's olympic wheelset. am I supposed to use the included rim strip with UST tires or only use the tape? the stan's website is not very clear it seems when pertaining to his own wheelsets.
 

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Just use the tape and 5gm valves. The rimstrip shouldn't be needed. I'm running Olympic rims so far with non-UST Twister Supersonics, RRalphs, Jimmy Lights..on Olympic rims with sealant, tape, valve.
 

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Just use the tape and 5gm valves. The rimstrip shouldn't be needed. I'm running Olympic rims so far with non-UST Twister Supersonics, RRalphs, Jimmy Lights..on Olympic rims with sealant, tape, valve.
Ditto here. The rim strip doesn't make sense. I got mine last summer before the rim strips were available so I didn't even know about them until now. Is it the same as the ones he sells for other rims?

By the way, I just used strapping tape from a local hardware store, went around the rim 2x, and haven't had a problem in 8 months so far. I'm using non-UST Kenda 2.1's.
 

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cool thanks. I wish notubes.com would process my order for tape and stems. taking them forever! guess I will use the rim strips for now. the olympic strip is different, only 38gr compared to 50gr.
 

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the strip...

the lighter rim strip is different from the original one. it is supposed to trap air better than just taping, the downside is a little more weight. with it you can use a bike pump to easily inflate most tires. with tape you might have more problems.

now to those of you running the olympic disk rims. any problems with durability?? i am 190 and ride southern cali trails. i'm usually pretty smooth, but i want a light rim that can handle any mistakes. any feedback would be awesome!!
 
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