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I am planning to use a Stans rim strip on my Mavic XM321 rim. I purchased the rim strip their site recommended. The site recommends that I use a cloth rim strip as well as the conversion strip I purchased. Is there a lighter solution?

I saw recently that one can use a fiberglass rim strip to save weight?
 

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I am planning to use a Stans rim strip on my Mavic XM321 rim. I purchased the rim strip their site recommended. The site recommends that I use a cloth rim strip as well as the conversion strip I purchased. Is there a lighter solution?

I saw recently that one can use a fiberglass rim strip to save weight?
You could build up fiberglass tape or something similar but you are probably back to the weight of one wrap of the cloth tape. The tape is in there to build up the drop center a bit and enhance the "shelves" or lack there of in that particular rim. I used to ride a set of those rims and they worked quite well with some Blue Grooves.
 

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Thanks for the response.
 

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mtnfiend said:
I am planning to use a Stans rim strip on my Mavic XM321 rim. I purchased the rim strip their site recommended. The site recommends that I use a cloth rim strip as well as the conversion strip I purchased. Is there a lighter solution?

I saw recently that one can use a fiberglass rim strip to save weight?
I don't know what you mean by "fiberglass rim strip" but my freeride size Stan's kit came with 3m strapping tape. It's the tape that looks like scotch tape with nylon threads through it. With the freeride kit, you use that in place of cloth tape and it is definately lighter.
 
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