Pro Grip Wheel Tape
Hard to apply but worth it.
The applicator did not work with my wheels. From the photos it looks like you need a rim with a sharp edge 90 degree angel. My rim is more rounded. I ended up wasting a bunch of tape and giving up on the wheels. I applied some to misc areas on the bike as straight lines.
I then decided to apply straight to the wheels without the applicator. I used my two thumbs and basically applied straight lines 1.5" at a time. At each 1.5" mark I would hold my thumb on the already applied part and with my other thumb pull taught and pull towards the new angle I wanted. By the time I got to the other side of the wheel I got much better at it.
I think I'm going to order another roll to get my front tire done.
I also really wish It was more sticky. Came off really easy when I was working with it - but when finished seemed to hold well. Let's see how it holds after riding and rain.
I like the look and will order more.
November 23, 2013
Applicator is everything
I have purchased other products out there but none ever had the applicator. The tool makes the product worthy. I just wish it came in varying widths as my rim has a larger outboard flange.
November 16, 2013
Can be a pain to put on.
I had trouble applying the tape on the wheel; I only did the front non break side. The tool that it comes with makes it easier, but I think it’s a two person job. Unless you remove your wheels.
November 9, 2013
Some finesse required for application
I took someone else's advice and ordered two rolls of this. I'm glad I did. There is a bit of a leaning curve with this (not a fault of the product IMO), so if you've not done anything like this before, I recommend one roll per wheel. Once you get the technique figured out (about 1/2 of 1 wheel) the rest of the job goes pretty quickly. Having a 3rd hand available to spin the wheel for you would be nice so you don't have to take your hands off the tape at all.
November 4, 2013
Good for the money
Wheel tape is good. Brighter than I expected. Overall the product is what I was looking for. Product arrived quicker than expected.
November 4, 2013
This was my first step in personalizing my bike, such a great choice. I definitely agree with the review prior to mine about applying the tape on slowly and using the applicator provided. As long as I went slowly with some pausing and checking in between the taped laid great. Fair warning, it's very easy to try and pick up the pace but you will regret it later.
Unable to upload my photos due to not meeting the pixel quota but my bike appearance has drastically improved and have received several compliments.
October 30, 2013
Looks Good / did not stick for me
The product looks really good...But there are small paper strips where the factory cut the roll that got under the tape, the tape did not stick at all for me. I would make it 1/4 way around the rim and tape would fall off (Ended up throwing in trash).....very irritating on a new and clean bike rim, also there was slight rippling raise of the tape on the inside edge due to the straight cut nature of the roll. I think i might of just had a bad roll judging on everyone's reviews.
October 25, 2013
A pain to apply, nice once it's on
I got some of the red tape (which is a great shade of the color, and reflective!), and with the help of a second person helping to roll my bike, I was able to get the tape on.
Application is a little finicky; a smooth and slow approach is the only way to go. They included an applicator with the tape, which definitely aids in the process quite a bit. (I would almost say it is a requirement to get the tape on consistently.) Once it is on it does add a lot to the bike's look, and in the case of the reflective surface, visibility.
I had just enough tape to make this happen on both sides of each wheel, and I mean JUST enough. Chances are good you will need every inch they give you.
September 30, 2013