Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Driving the pace in the crosswind
Here is the thing. I have used it and love it for the convenience. Just used it Friday night to repair a flat a few hours before race time. Great in a pinch. However, does increase rolling resistance and saps a few watts there. I have used with Zipp 404s, a few carbon disc wheels, and an older alu tubular. Never had any problems. Three possibilities. One, I always use the tufo EXTREME gluing tape. I heard that they had one that was not as strong in the past. Maybe you have the regular? Two, the instructions are to use only with Tufo tires (though I have used with Contis and Vittorias with excellent results...never used tufo tire) as there is something to do with the tire coating?? that might make the seal not so good?? Three, the tape has a sticker that says "rim this side" or something similar. If you were to put it on the other way, maybe it would not work as well?
End result? I would glue tires normally to have better rolling resistance, but the Tufo tape is great when yo have to change a tire fast.