- Eau de Carogna primer cleans the tubular base tape and optimizes adhesion to Carogna tape
- Cyclocross specific, but ideal whenever tubulars are used at low pressure
A plus for artisanal tubulars inflated at low pressure
Not all tubulars are created equal, and the material and finishing used for tubular base tape can vary a lot among the different brands.
As far as Carogna tubular tape is concerned, this variability is not a problem if tubulars are inflated at high pressure and mounted correctly (read more here).
In cyclocross, due to the very low inflating pressures, extra care should be taken.
Cyclocross tubulars of the main brands (Clement, Tufo, Vittoria, Dugast, FMB, Challenge, Schwalbe…) have been glued and raced with success with Carogna tape, but the base tape ability to ‘stick’ can be largely altered by transportation, storage, humidity and cleaning products, especially with unprotected, natural cotton base tapes.
Eau de Carogna is a gluing primer, preparing the tubular base tape to properly and quickly bond to Carogna glue: one less thing to worry about, preparing cyclocross wheels for race day (read how to properly glue you cyclocross tubulars with Carogna here).
Eau de Carogna is not needed for road applications (given the higher pressures, ideal for a pressure-activated adhesive tape) but might be an additional guarantee for cyclocross and other off-road practices, where tubulars are inflated at a much lower pressure and totally rely on the glue strength for their functiong.
available as 50 ml bottle.
Easy to apply:
Eau de Carogna comes in a squeezable bottle with a silicone tip, and can be applied directly onto the tubular base tape, on its whole circumference. Let dry for some minutes before mounting the tubular.
How many tubulars can be treated with a 50 ml bottle of Eau de Carogna?
This depends a lot on the width and porosity of the tubular base tape. It’s realistically between 2 and 4 tubulars.
Does it have an expiry date?
We warranty it for two years from the date of opening, if closed correctly.