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Reflective wheel tape mod
« on: January 20, 2010, 02:38:42 PM »
According to Brian Wismann, lead designer of the Enertia, the best reflective wheel tape is from:

http://www.bikebandit.com/progrip-wheel-tape
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Re: Reflective wheel tape mod
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010, 07:44:47 PM »
... and here's what it looks like installed...



Those with a good eye (or two!) will notice I've also added a bit of the striping material to the bevel on the upper and lower body panels around the side panels to add that extra "pop".  Also added a couple of offset racing stripes on the upper body and continued the theme across the headlamp bezel.  Great thing is... if you don't like it, just peel it off!


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Re: Reflective wheel tape mod
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 06:53:32 PM »
Here's my rim tape mod:


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Re: Reflective wheel tape mod
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2010, 02:23:21 AM »
I buy the tape, you do the install?? ::)

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Re: Reflective wheel tape mod
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2010, 10:34:12 AM »
I'm sure your friendly Brammo tech in Portland can be bought with beer or a good meal...  ;)

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Re: Reflective wheel tape mod
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2010, 07:56:55 PM »
Actually, I found the installation to be very simple. Definitely worth a go!

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Re: Reflective wheel tape mod
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2015, 12:25:31 AM »
2014 Empulse R (Red), 2010 Enertia (Burnt Orange), 2000 BMW R1200C, 2010 Enertia (Red) coming for wife.

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Re: Reflective wheel tape mod
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2016, 01:10:20 PM »
I bought rim tape off Amazon from this guy:
http://www.customtaylor33.com/

I don't know if he's selling the same stuff today, but what I got looked a lot like 3M SOLAS tape with a clear hue over it (blue, in my case).  It's insanely bright, I can dig up some pix if anyone's still following this thread and curious.

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Re: Reflective wheel tape mod
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2016, 03:58:09 PM »
Ordered some of the High Intensity stuff from http://www.customtaylor33.com/ late last week for my wife's bike.  Hopefully she will like it once it gets here.


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Re: Reflective wheel tape mod
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2016, 08:08:20 PM »
Ordered some of the High Intensity stuff from http://www.customtaylor33.com/ late last week for my wife's bike.  Hopefully she will like it once it gets here.

Attaching pic of mine, after dark w/on-camera flash.

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Re: Reflective wheel tape mod
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2016, 09:57:57 AM »
That looks great. Can you tell me the width of that tape? I think mine is due for replacement soon.
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Re: Reflective wheel tape mod
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2016, 01:41:20 PM »
That looks great. Can you tell me the width of that tape? I think mine is due for replacement soon.

I'm at work w/o the bike or measuring tools, but it's pretty much the width of the lip on the E+, which should match yours (I think you have a straight E, ya?).  Here's a closeup with my novelty valvecap, which I am disappointed no one has called me out on yet:

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Re: Reflective wheel tape mod
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2016, 12:02:41 PM »
Custom Taylor is the best rim tape.  Expensive but worth it

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Re: Reflective wheel tape mod
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2016, 02:01:42 PM »
I went with the active illumination via ultraviolet LED's shining on phosphorescent rim tape. It really stand out and on an electric bike, I feel like I'm rockin' the bike in the Tron movie!

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Re: Reflective wheel tape mod
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2016, 02:42:13 PM »
Oh, that is TOO cool.
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