Muc-Off’s Tubeless Rim Tape makes up part of the brand’s tubeless range offering a durable and easy to fit rim tape. It comes with enough tape to seal four rims and a rad design. To be honest, there’s not much to complain about apart from the price.
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In the retro-inspired VHS themed box, you’re given 10 metres of tape with four seal patches and a set of instructions. We’ve got the 30mm wide tape, and the pack has wrapped two 29” rims with plenty to spare. I reckon I could get a couple more rims taped before worrying about getting my hands on another pack.
Of course, before installing the tape, I made sure the rim was clean and free of gunk (see our tubeless installation guide here), then I set to work. As per the instructions, I started taping from the opposite side of the rim to the valve.
Starting the opposite side of the rim seemed pretty strange as usually, I would start over the valve and overlap. Regardless, once the rim was taped, there was no issue.
I hate taping rims, but to my surprise, the job turned out to be surprisingly easy as Muc-Off’s tape is reasonably tacky. However, the seal patches used to stick over the snipped-off end of the rim tape have quickly lifted and don’t seem to be of too much use.
This tape has seen several tyre changes, all with the help of tyre levers, and it’s showing no signs of damage. I’ve not been particularly gentle with it either.
Value & verdict
The only issue I’ve found with the Muc-Off rim tape is that it’s pricier than its rivals. Nukeproof’s Tubeless Rim Tape costs £9 for 10 metres. It does beat Stans NoTubes tape, though, as that costs £22 for 9 metres in a 30mm width.
If you don’t mind paying a bit extra for some rim tape that’s durable, easy to fit and comes with a cool design, it’s hard to go wrong with Muc-Off’s Tubeless Rim Tape. The patches may not be of much use, though.