This rim-strip alternative weighs 7g for 44 pieces, saving up to 31 grams over rim tape. Velocity, the makers of Veloplugs, touts many advantages to Veloplugs including extreme blowout strength, easier tire mounting and easy spoke access. Obviously these aren’t for tubeless. They come in two sizes, red and yellow, which fit different size holes, and may or may not fit your rims. If the fit is particularly loose, it’s not unheard of to drop a veloplug while changing a tube. However, when they work they are great, the issue with Veloplugs are mostly compatibility issues. You get 72 in a set. At $12 saving 2.6g per dollar, it represents an good value, moderate cost upgrade. They can be purchased online or through your LBS.

rim tape
One rim-strip


Price: $12 [Moderate Cost]

Value: 2.6g/$ ($0.39/g) [Good Value]

✔ Recommended with caveats

Compatible with most, but not all rims. Be sure to buy the appropriate color or the hole size.


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