Effetto Mariposa Carogna Roll

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Product Description

Carogna double sided adhesive tape for tubulars bridges the gap between previously existing tapes and mastic in terms of gluing performance and heat-resistance.

Key Features:
  • Extremely easy to use compared to mastic
  • Very reliable adhesion, in any condition
  • Once removed, Carogna leaves the rim ready for the next gluing, without additional cleaning
  • Works for road and cyclocross
  • Also available in very convenient Shop rolls

Why we created it:
We started developing Carogna (pronounced “car-own-ya”) double sided adhesive tubular tape with a clear and ambitious goal: to bridge the gap between previously existing tapes and mastic in terms of gluing performance and heat-resistance, while retaining all the advantages of tapes.

In addition to this, we gave specific additional consideration to cyclocross (read the specific how-to guide here!) and mountain-bike tubulars, where specific features are needed from the gluing standpoint.

Universal performance:
Carogna has been tested and is designed to perform flawlessly on any rim material (aluminum, carbon), with any tubular (seamless, handmade, vulcanized sew-ups…), on and off-road.

The tape has two application-specific sides:
Semi-structural and removable on the rim-side: adhesion is guaranteed by industrial-grade acrylic glue, native to the base tape; this means that when removing the tubular (breaking its bond with the rim), the acrylic glue will stay on the tape, not on the rim. Acrylic has a good adhesion on both aluminum and carbon without any specific surface preparation.
Permanent on the tubular side: there’s a 1 mm-thick layer of a recently-developed permanent glue for underwater applications. This thick glue film will move and spread when the tubular is first inflated, ensuring optimized contact with any tubular base tape geometry. Humidity is obviously not an issue, and this glue adheres well to any kind of base tape material (nylon, cotton, poly-cotton) or external finishing (raw, brushed, or coated by neoprene).

Wide temperature range in use:
Once adhesion is set, the use at low temperatures (down to -40°C) is not a problem. Thermal resistance of all materials used in the manufacture of Carogna was a high priority: Carogna will provide a perfect bonding at 150°C for extended periods (hours), exceeding the heat-resistance of even the best mastics and widely exceeding the heat-resistance of any other tubular tape.

Optimized adhesive surface:
Adhesion is very strong and uniform across the whole circumference of the rim for all tubulars and it is also uniform across the tubular base tape. One short-coming of tubular tape to-date has been limited adhesion at the edges of the base tape or in the center of tubulars with a raised center seam. Carogna solves these problems.

Temperature range when mounting :
The ideal thermal range for application of Carogna is between 21°C and 38°C (70 to 100°F), allowing 8 hours to reach 80% of the adhesive strength . Applying the tape below 10°C is not recommended.
We recommend cleaning surfaces (rim and tubular base tape) using iso-propylic alcool or mineral spirits.

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Tubeless Guide

 

Tubeless Sealant and Accessories Guide

Riding with tubeless tyres means that you’ll spend less time fixing flats and more time shredding the trails or lighting up the open road. In this tubeless guide we’ll look at all the things you need to get your wheels and tyres rolling without inner tubes.


Tubeless Sealant

Sealing all the little air gaps in your tyres, whether through a puncture or a less-than-perfect tyre/rim seal, tubeless sealant is an essential for every cyclist who wants to ride without tubes. There are a few different options to choose from, but they all work on the same principle: a liquid that solidifies when it leaks out of the tyre to seal gaps and punctures.

While simple latex-based liquids will work as sealants most brands sealants use special formulas and additives to improve longevity and sealing performance. Sealants with particles added are better at sealing larger holes so are ideally suited to mountain bike tyres. Lighter weight sealants are good for road bikes as puncture holes are generally smaller and easier to heal. Some sealants don’t work well with CO2, so check for compatibility if you plan on using a CO2 inflator to seat your tyre.

pouring sealant into an MTB tyre

How much sealant should I use?

The amount of sealant you need to use will depend on the volume of the tyre. Brands will recommend specific amounts for their sealants which will be about 30 – 60ml for road bike tyres and 70 – 150ml for MTB tyres.

The table opposite shows typical sealant quantity recommendations to use as a starting point. If your tyres are a little porous some sealant may leak out. Don’t worry about this, it’s just the sealant doing its job, but you may need to top up with a little extra to be sure that there is enough left to seal any punctures.

Tyre size

Sealant quantity

27.5 x 2.0

75ml

27.5 x 2.4

110ml

29 x 2.0

90ml

29 x 2.4

130ml

700 x 25

30ml

700 x 32

50ml


Tubeless Sealant Accessories

Tubeless Rim Tape

If your wheel doesn’t have tubeless ready rim tape installed, then you will need to tape the rim with tubeless compatible tape. Tape is available in different widths and you’ll need a size that best matches the internal width of your rim.

applying tubeless rimn tape to an mtb wheel

Tubeless Valves

As there is no inner tube the valve attaches directly to the rim of a tubeless wheel. These are usually Presta valves. Make sure that you get ones that are long enough to easily go through the rim of your bike. Longer valves are available for deep section rims. The valve cores tend to block up with sealant after a while so they will need taking out and cleaning and/or replacing from time to time.

Tubeless Conversion Kits

Tubeless conversion kits contain sealant, tape and valves as well as fitting instructions, so these are the best option when converting your wheels for the first time. When buying a conversion kit make sure that you get one with the correct tape width and valve length to fit your wheel.

Sealant Injector

You can pour sealant into the tyre before you finish putting the tyre on, but many people prefer to inject the sealant through the valve. You can use a normal syringe, but specific injectors usually include a valve adaptor that makes the job easier. Some Tubeless Kits include an injector.

injecting sealant into a mountainbike tyre

Tubeless Tyre Repair Kits

While sealant will heal smaller punctures by itself a larger hole or tear in the tyre will need to be plugged or patched. Tubeless plug systems offer long lasting repairs and are very quick and easy to use even at the road or trail side. If you don’t want to have a small bit of the rubber bung showing through your tyre, then you will need to take the tyre off and patch it from the inside.

repairing a puncture in a tubeless mtb tyre

Tyre Inserts

Foam tyre inserts cushion the blows from rock strikes, especially when running low tyre pressures. They are a great way to protect your MTB tyre and rim when riding through rough terrain. Inserts can also help to keep the tyre on the rim more securely to avoid burping air when cornering.

Tubeless Inflators

When you fit a new tubeless tyre, it can sometimes be difficult to get the tyre seated properly on the rim. This is because a normal track pump doesn’t blow the air out quick enough to overcome the initial gaps between tyre and rim. Tubeless inflators allow you to blast a shot of air directly into the tyre to pop it onto the rim.

Tubeless inflators like the original Air Shot need to be pumped up with a separate track pump whereas others combine both track pump and inflator tank. See our range of tubeless inflators


How to Convert to Tubeless

While tubeless systems will save you time in the long run, they do take a little more care to set up.

See our Tubeless Tyre Conversion Guide for more.

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Tyres Guide

What type of tyre do I need? 

It’s best to choose a bike tyre based on the type of riding you’re going to be doing.  

Road bike tyres 

Road bike tyres are identified by a smooth tread pattern and narrow width for speed and efficiency.  

Mountain bike tyres 

MTB tyres are much wider with chunky tread for added grip on off-road conditions.  

Hybrid/ commuter tyres 

These tyres will often blend characteristics from road and MTB tyres with added puncture protection for daily durability.  

Does tyre width matter?  

Thin tyres are fastest as they have low rolling resistance and are more aerodynamically profiled.  

Wide tyres are more comfortable and stable due to the increased contact patch with the ground.  

How to check your current tyre size? 

Take a look at the sidewall of your current tyres and you’ll see one or two sets of figures;

One is the traditional size like 700x28c or 27.5x2.2.  

The first figure is the tyre diameter (size). The second is tyre width. Note: road bike sizes are in mm, MTB sizes are in inches

The other set of figures you may see is ETRTO sizing like this 28-622.

The first number here is tyre width while the second number relates to wheel diameter.

Here is a comparrison chart for traditional and ETRTO sizing to help you choose the correct tyre size.

ETRTO Number Dimension
 700c road bike wheels
 18-622  700 x 18C
 23-622  700 x 23C
 25-622  700 x 25C
 28-622  700 x 28C
 32-622  700 x 32C
 37-622  700 x 35C
 47-622  700 x 47C
 26" mountain bike wheels
 50-559  26 x 1.9
 54-559  26 x 2.1
 55-559  26 x 2.2
 58-559  26 x 2.35
  27.5" (650b) mountain bike wheels
 50-584  27.5 x 1.95
 54-584  27.5 x 2.1
 57-584  27.5 x 2.25
 29" mountain bike wheels  
 50-622  29 x 2.0
 54-622  29 x 2.1
 55-622  29 x 2.2

Will this tyre fit my wheel?   

Your new tyre must be the same diameter as your current one (to fit your wheel rim).  

Then, you need a choose a tyre which will fit your frame.  

Road bike tyres are generally 21 – 28mm wide 

MTB tyres can range from 1.5”-5” 

To make things complicated road tyres are measured in mm, while MTB tyres are in inches.  

How wide is too wide  

You want to leave at least 4mm clearance between your frame and tyres to prevent rub and allow for mud clearance. 

Measure the following areas on your frame: 

Fork crown (top) 

Brake calipers (make sure you squeeze them) 

Chainstays 

Seatstays 

Subtract 4mm and you’ll have the maximum width your frame can handle.  

What is the best type of tyre for daily riding? 

If you’re commuting, riding and training daily you’ll want a tyre with some form of puncture resistance. 

Puncture resistance often comes in the form of a harder or thicker rubber compound, or a protective layer running underneath the tread pattern.  

What are tubeless tyres 

Tubeless tyres do not have an inner tube. The tyre and rim of your wheel (you need a tubeless ready rim) create an airtight seal with the valve directly mounted on the rim. 

You can run these tyres at lower pressures for an improved ride quality. A bigger contact with the ground means you have improved traction when cornering. 

Tubeless tyres often come with liquid sealant that creates a seal that may heal itself on a small puncture so you can keep riding home.  

Delivery & Guarantee

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.