Robin Wilmott of BikeRadar ..
“Thanks to Effetto Mariposa’s Carogna double-sided, gel-like tape, I fitted a pair of Challenge cyclocross tubs in an hour and a half. If you follow the instructions and don’t rush it’s very effective – tyres I fitted with it three years ago are still going strong.”
Available sizes and rim widths:
Carogna is available in the following 4 widths in two lengths - 2m roll (enough for 1 wheel) and 16m "shop roll" (enough for 8 wheels).
Specific adhesive properties on rim and tubular, the tape has two application-specific sides:
The big question: does it work for cyclocross?
Carogna tape works for cyclocross. However, not surprisingly, it turns out that knowing the correct gluing procedure is much more important for cyclocross than for normal road use: similarly to mastic, an average gluing job won’t survive cyclocross racing. Because of the low inflating pressure, tubulars totally rely on the glue to stay on the rim, so adhesion has to be state-of-the-art. Here below some tips we learned from team mechanics, in years of cx racing with Carogna and tubulars:
The quality of the adhesion should be checked by completely deflating the tubular and gently pushing it on the side. If the tubular is still not perfectly glued, inflate again and wait longer. Time will normally address the issue.