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rICKERs? full rim strips availble!

Drop weight, save the hassle

Lbs. Bikes is proud to announce and welcome an easier product than the original rICKERs?, we now have a full rim strip that is much easier and quicker to mount. It is made from the same great material as the original rICKERs? but in one solid strip to save time. It is 100% sealant compatible for a 26 inch wheel, and is only 7 grams per wheel, making it one of the lightest rim strips by far.

We recommend you clean your rims thoroughly with a rubbing alcohol pad that is provided and using the sand paper to get rid of any burrs on the edge of the spoke holes.

(of course original rICKERs? are still available below)

rICKERs? full rim strip pricing

XC wheel set kit$10.00
DH/BMX wheel set kit $11.00

rICKERs? (PATENT PENDING)

Able To Drop Over One Ounce Per Wheel In Less Than 15 Minutes.

rICKERs? are a 100% Canadian product, from material to printing the product, cutting, and the concept. This material is a special light weight, super strong material that is used to coat aircraft wingtips. It is super sticky and highly resistant to extreme temperature changes. It is very malleable over small contours and has much lower profile than current designs in use. This system makes it easier and quicker to remove tires when you press the tire over into the center channel of the rim. When the system is in place properly it will last a couple of seasons of riding. We recommend that you make sure to thoroughly clean the rims and sand any burrs off the edges of the holes in the rim to lessen the cookie cutter effect on the rICKERs?.

It should take you less than 20 minutes per wheel while sitting and watching "The Shore" on Thursday night. There is no better way to improve the feel and ride of the bike for so little money. It will also do away with having to replace the entire rim strip and is a much faster way to replace broken spokes during rides and races.

By switching to the rICKERs? system you will potentially save over an ounce a wheel. Remember that this is rotational weight that is being trimmed.

How to install rICKERs?

  1. Begin by removing wheel from bike.

  2. Remove tires, tubes, and last of all the old rim strip from the rim.

  3. IMPORTANT – Make sure you clean the rim thoroughly using the alcohol swabs of any residues or oils. Make sure to wash and dry your hands well.

  4. Use the sand paper to buff the rim around the hole. Make sure to get any ridges or burrs off as well as smooth the rims surface to be lightly scuffed up to allow the rICKERs? to stick better.

  5. Again after you have sanded around the spoke holes, clean thoroughly with the alcohol swabs making sure to clean all residue. Make sure your hands are well washed and dried. A recommendation is to use Isopropanol 99% and a good clean rag that doesn’t leave lint behind. Next is very IMPORTANT if you plan on going tubeless is to make sure to use a spray bottle with light soapy water like a sunlight, this step will allow you to squish the air bubbles out from between the rim and rICKERs? allow to dry over some hours and re-press the rICKERs? down to make sure the air bubbles are all out and the soapy water has also dried, you should now have the rICKERs?? planted solid on the rim with NO air gaps.

  6. Carefully peel the backing off the rICKERs? being careful to not touch the sticky adhesive backing. Use the red dots located in the center of the rICKERs? as a guide placing it over the spoke hole.

  7. Press the rICKERs? down and get rid of the air bubbles as best you can

  8. When all the rICKERs? are in place, carefully put the tire back on watching that you do not catch the rICKERs? with your tool.

  9. Proceed to pump the tire to 60psi then deflate to desired pressure. When this is done the pressure will properly press the rICKERs? down into place for a nice long time.

  10. Enjoy the improved performance of your bike!

NOTES

    * Not for ammonia or oil based tire sealants.
 **  Not recommended for over 60psi, unless you have upgraded to the rICKERs? reinforcement kit also available allowing for much higher air pressure.
*** Be aware that the rICKERs? will stretch into the spoke hole however this is a very normal, as a regular rubber rim strip will do the same.

rICKERs? pricing

spare kit$2.59
XC single wheel kit (34)$7.95
XC wheel set kit (67)$8.49
DH/BMX single wheel kit (38)$8.49
DH/BMX wheel set kit (75)$13.95
shop kit (500)$84.95
shop kit (1000)$149.95
single wheel kits include 1 alcohol pad and 1 piece of sand paper
wheelset kits include 3 alcohol pad and 3 pieces of sand paper
shop 500 kits include 30 alcohol pad, 30 piece of sand paper - good for over 15 wheels
shop 1000 kits include 60 alcohol pad, 60 piece of sand paper - good for over 31 wheels

rICKERs? REINFORCEMENTS

rICKERs? reinforcements are to be used in conjunction with the rICKERs? original kits. They are to be placed directly over top of the rICKERs? originals. They are yellow in colour to help give contrast when placing them over the rICKERs? original. This simple solution will allow you to run up to 80 psi safely in the tire. The rICKERs? reinforcements will add about 2 grams per wheel. As they weigh less than 0 .1 of a gram each.

reinforcement rICKERs? pricing

spare kit$1.62
XC single wheel kit (34)$4.62
XC wheel set kit (67)$7.81
DH/BMX single wheel kit (38)$5.17
DH/BMX wheel set kit (75)$8.65
shop kit (500)$48.50
shop kit (1000)$87.00
single wheel kits include 1 alcohol pad and 1 piece of sand paper
wheelset kits include 3 alcohol pad and 3 pieces of sand paper
shop 500 kits include 30 alcohol pad, 30 piece of sand paper - good for over 15 wheels
shop 1000 kits include 60 alcohol pad, 60 piece of sand paper - good for over 31 wheels

*all prices are subject to 13% sales tax, plus $2 shipping to Canada and $3 shipping to the US

**please contact us prior to placing international orders for shipping costs

rICKERs? (PATENT PENDING)

Able To Drop Over One Ounce Per Wheel In Less Than 15 Minutes.