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Ritchey Snap on Rim Tape features a new design that offers a secure and snug fit on the rim.
  • New coating resists “creeping” on the rim - perfect for OCR rims   
  • Will not dimple into spoke holes — even at high performance road tire pressures
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Ritchey Snap-On Rim Tape
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (15)
  • Durable (14)
  • Easy to install (13)
  • Attractive (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (12)
    • Road biking (11)
    • Casual riding (5)
    • Racing (4)
    • Upgrade (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (13), Casual/ recreational (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (19)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Simple, cheap, easy.

    I am using these on Mavic Open Pro rims and they fit perfectly.

    I was a little concerned while installing them that I may stretch them too far and they could...Read complete review

    I am using these on Mavic Open Pro rims and they fit perfectly.

    I was a little concerned while installing them that I may stretch them too far and they could snap, but they held up fine.

    These are a lot lighter than the cloth rim strips by the *other* company, and also do not have any of that sticky adhesive as that *other* company's cloth rim strips.

    If you ride clinchers and need a rim strip, these are perfect option. I expect these to last at least the life of my tires.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    just ok

    I expected more of these. Mounted them on my Stans Flow rims, and they went on just fine. I change tires pretty regularly and noticed that the edges would sometimes fold into a...Read complete review

    I expected more of these. Mounted them on my Stans Flow rims, and they went on just fine. I change tires pretty regularly and noticed that the edges would sometimes fold into a ridge that would require flattening. They also shifted a bit on the rim. I expected them to have grippier surface contact with the rim. That said, no issues with it really, but haven't changed tires in a while.

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    5.0

    You need rim tape, buy the best you can

    By SweetGary

    from Fresno, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Mountain Biking
      • Racing
      • Road Biking
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Ritchey Snap-On Rim Tape:

      You need rim tape to protect your tubes from the spokes. With that in mind, buy the best you can justify buying. This isn't the cheapest or easiest to install, 'cause it's snappy, but you only have to buy and install once. Hey, don't cheap out on that rim tape made of innertubes, just doesn't work well.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Cheap, easy to install

      By Knute

      from Chicago IL

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Inexpensive
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Racing
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Ritchey Snap-On Rim Tape:

        I was a bit skeptical at first but these snap on tapes made a believer out of me. Very simple/fast to install and remove (if necessary). After using these I doubt I'll go back the sticky old rim tape.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        No Issues

        By jconnormcl

        from state college, pa

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Mountain Biking
        • Racing
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Ritchey Snap-On Rim Tape:

        Little tough to stretch over the rim but other than that not much to say... good set of rim strips. Comes in a two pack to keep it simple.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        nice tape

        By Doctor Dave

        from Chattanooga, TN

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Ritchey Snap-On Rim Tape:

        chasing down tube popping problems, i got a set of these. They took some shoehorning to install but have performed nicely. the kind of thing you install and forget about, which is good.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great coming off and back on

        By sevmtbbkr

        from Harrisburg, PA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Ritchey Snap-On Rim Tape:

          I bought these over a year ago and just had to remove to replace a spoke. they came off easily and went back on good as new. Way better than using sticky-back rim tape!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Easy to use and serve their purpose.

          By Joe

          from Bellingham, WA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Ritchey Snap-On Rim Tape:

          Easy to install (purchased 26 x 20mm). I didn't use any tools as others have stated. It fits very tightly, and when I stretched it out, I was concerned that it might snap - but alas, it didn't. Easier install than the "regular" tape I've used before and thinner/lighter. If it holds up as well over time, I'll certainly buy this product again. Has been great so far.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Easy To use Tight and Great Protection

          By Germanese

          from Houston

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Good Qc Control
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • It May Not Fit Narrow Rim

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding
          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Ritchey Snap-On Rim Tape:

          It was easy to install once i figured out that i am allowed to stretch it. And it will not stay stretched.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I would recommend product to anyone

          By GDawg

          from Fountain Hills, AZ

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Any Rim They'll Fit

          Comments about Ritchey Snap-On Rim Tape:

          Excellent rim tape! Offers superior protection and durability

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Best Rim Tape Out there!

          By Wolf Pack Cycling

          from San Beinto,TX

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about Ritchey Snap-On Rim Tape:

            Another great Ritchey Product.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect fit on vintage Mavic MA40 wheels

            By ALrider

            from Beverly Hills, MI

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments about Ritchey Snap-On Rim Tape:

              With a couple of tire levers, this rim tape went on without a hitch. These do fit snugly and require a bit of adjustment once on the rim. I've found it easiest to start the tape with a golf tee in the valve hole and start it around the rim then once the tension builds I used 2 tire levers on opposite ends and pull them towards one another until it's completely on the rim. The golf tee is also useful for adjusting the tape once it's on.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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