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At our shop, we pull the 2Bliss strips out and replace with Gorilla Tape every time. The 2Bliss tape sucks and we have had lots of issues with it not sealing or with failing later on. Just overlap the valve hole by about 6" or so and you should be good to go.

Gorilla tape has never failed in the hundreds of tubeless conversations we have done and all of our personal bikes use it and never had any issues with it.


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At our shop, we pull the 2Bliss strips out and replace with Gorilla Tape every time. The 2Bliss tape sucks and we have had lots of issues with it not sealing or with failing later on. Just overlap the valve hole by about 6" or so and you should be good to go.

Gorilla tape has never failed in the hundreds of tubeless conversations we have done and all of our personal bikes use it and never had any issues with it.

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So 6" total or 6" on each side of the valve stem? In other words, start 3" below and end 3" after or 6 and 6? Will 1" (25.4mm) tape work for my rims? Online specs say my internal width is 24mm but the tape I pulled off said 25mm on it.
 

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Yeah, 1" Gorilla tape will work fine. As to overlap, I've never measured it, but usually go 2 or 3 holes to each side of the valve hole. Don't use the strips as they add bulk to the channel, so if you're using tyres that are already a tight fit, that gets even tighter and in general tape is all you really need, adds lots less weight too.
 

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Try to get your hands on the new Roval rim strips. They are 133% better than the blue 2Bliss tape Roval wheels originally shipped with.

I don't know the weights of the aforementioned solutions, but if you're going to be a weight-weenie in only one spot on your bicycle, the wheels are definitely the place to be one.

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Those are what I had already that failed :(
Oh man, don't know what to say. I can defend them to the death, I suppose, but if you're having issues, you're having issues.

You said there was a hole in the brown rim strip...now, if there's a hole in anything, it won't work. Have you tried using a rim strip that doesn't have a hole in it? (Not trying to be a wise-a55, just trying to get a clearer picture of your issue.)

For me, it's been night and day compared to the blue tape days. I've only had to use a floor pump to install, and have held air pressure for months.

Sorry for the troubles you're having.
 

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Oh man, don't know what to say. I can defend them to the death, I suppose, but if you're having issues, you're having issues.

You said there was a hole in the brown rim strip...now, if there's a hole in anything, it won't work. Have you tried using a rim strip that doesn't have a hole in it? (Not trying to be a wise-a55, just trying to get a clearer picture of your issue.)

For me, it's been night and day compared to the blue tape days. I've only had to use a floor pump to install, and have held air pressure for months.

Sorry for the troubles you're having.
Yeah that's what I meant in the thread title--what do you suggest when the brown tape fails and you have to replace it?

I just used some gorilla tape and it worked perfectly. Thank god for easy fixed. Let's just hope it lasts longer!
 

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Yeah that's what I meant in the thread title--what do you suggest when the brown tape fails and you have to replace it?

I just used some gorilla tape and it worked perfectly. Thank god for easy fixed. Let's just hope it lasts longer!
Well, sounds like Gorilla tape works for you, so (no pun intended) stick with it. If you really wanna get to the nitty-gritty, weigh those two solutions and go with the lighter one.

Let me ask you again: Where was the hole on the original brown tape? Did it leak through the hole where the air valve goes through?
 

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Your other posts didn't have that question in it but the hole (VERY small hole, barely visible) was about an inch away from the valve stem so I'm assuming it leaked there and the path of least resistance was the valve stem.
 

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Your other posts didn't have that question in it but the hole (VERY small hole, barely visible) was about an inch away from the valve stem so I'm assuming it leaked there and the path of least resistance was the valve stem.
Assuming the rim strip itself isn't compromised, you'll find that it works very well. I think any rim strip with a hole is a rim strip that doesn't work. ;)

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