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Tufo Gluing Tape is a lightweight, easy-to-apply alternative to messy cements. This self-adhesive pressure activated tubular tape is still one of the strongest and easiest-to-use on the market. Just peel off the backing and stick it to your rim, mount the tire, and inflate to pressure to activate the adhesive. You're ready to ride!

For carbon and aluminum rims. One package of tape does one tire and rim. 19mm wide by 2mm thick.

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Reviewed 9/2/2021
by Aimee
Portland
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Beats glue

This stuff makes it so much easier to mount up tubies. Been using Tufo tape for years and have never rolled a tire off the rim. The only thing that sucks about it is that its a mother f**ker to get off the rim.

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Reviewed 3/12/2021
by Seattle Cyclist
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Seattle, WA
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Easy Peasy

This is so much easier and cleaner than gluing. If you're going to go with tubulars, gluing tape is a must. It's so easy, just peel the inner layer as you work your way around the rim, then poke a hole for the valve stem. Mount the partially inflated tire - the outer layer of plastic film makes proper tire mounting a cake walk. Peel off the outer layer from under the tire and viola, you're done. It is also much easier to remove the tape from the rim than to remove old glue should you want to start with a clean rim.

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Reviewed 5/9/2017
by usmcjag
Competitive Racer
Okinawa, Japan
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5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Quick installation...need to have the 22mm width!

I installed two Tufo Pro S33 tires yesterday on my carbon rimmed wheels in less than 30 minutes. Couldn't have been any simpler. No muss, no fuss. I have a pair of wider rims, and it was disappointing to find out the Tufo tape comes in two varieties depending on the width of your rims. While I think I will be fine having used the 19mm width on my wheels, there will always be a part of me that thinks I would be better off with the 22mm width. BTD, you need to do a better job of letting us know the wider version exists and is available for purchase.

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Thanks for the review and your input. We'll get that description updated to better explain what is available. Enjoy the ride!
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Reviewed 8/7/2014
by John L
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SF Bay Area
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
major time saver

Using Tufo Gluing Tape is a major time saver, and works well. I've used this tape on many different mfg tubular tire without any issue on both my CritRoad Racing wheels, and track wheels.

I apply a thin layer of glue on my carbon wheels (let dry) prior to installing the tape. This makes it easier to remove the tape from rim..

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Reviewed 3/4/2014
by ss
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East bay area
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22 of 22 customers found this review helpful.
Read if you are new to tubular, My comment will help you. Awesome product.

Another seller by mistake shipped me a set of tubular wheel instead of clincher. I dealt with that seller and decided to use them.

Yes I had fear of getting flat on the road and also fear of improper gluing/mounting tire techniques which seems like so time consuming with glue.

I tried my best to educate myself about how to use tubular wheels by searching and reading on internet. I learned alot.

This product is very easy to use. watch youtube videos and learn how to use it and you are good to go. Here are some of the answeres to your questions...

FYI I bought Tufo S33 tubular tires to be more compatible with Tufo tapes.

-Is it reliable on turns?

The glue sticks very well. So sticky that I don't feel it fails in fast turns.

Ask someone with more experince especially in hot weather. To me it is reliable.

-How fast is it ready to ride on?

I think as soon as you mount and pump the tire. but I did it the night before I go for ride.

-Flat on the road

If the sealant doesn't work or you decide to change the tire on the road, you can mount your prestreched(I don't preglue) new tire on the same tape on the road (avoid dirt) there is enough left over glue on the tape (both sides, wheel side of the tape and tire side of the tape) to hold the new tire in place and get you home. No fast turns though.

When you get home I recommend to peel off the old tape and use a new tape.

Although you can change the tape on the road, I don't recommend it because of dirt.

-Is it hard to peel off the tape from the wheel?

Not that hard to peel off. In my experience the whole tape came off and didn't leave pieces on the wheel. prepare the wheel for next tape with Acetone and smooth sand paper. Not too much wrok (1-2 minute).

I am satisfied with this product because as lazy as I am, I didn't have to deal with hassle of gluing.

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Reviewed 9/27/2018
by Anonymous
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
much better than glue.

I used to glue my tubulars but this works really well. It simplifies the installation because you can get the tire in place before removing the film that covers the adhesive. Removal is still difficult - which is good - but the cleanup is simpler than with glue.

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Reviewed 8/31/2018
by LDinSLC
Competitive Racer
Salt Lake City
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Greatest invention since toast

I never glue anymore, I've never had any issues with this stuff as long as I'm careful to remove the old tape, and do a decent cleanup. I've ridden on this pretty hard over long distances, never had any issues at all. I mostly use it on Continental tires, the backer is pretty course but again no issues...

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Reviewed 1/19/2021
by Anonymous
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Wow

I've never used Tape before

With a clean rim this was the easiest mounting of a tubular tire I've ever done

They hold and stay put under hard cyclocross environment ??????????

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Reviewed 1/23/2021
by Tim
Sand Lake
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Simple flawless function

An incredible improvement over glue????

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Reviewed 7/3/2017
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Long Beach, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great, easy to use product.

Great, easy to use product.

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Reviewed 6/22/2017
by WETRI
Competitive Racer
Houston
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Huge improvement over old-style glue no mess, and tire can be positioned perfectly prior to 'committing' to glue.

It's nearly impossible to center a tubular tire on the wheel using glue, resulting in a wobble and a sticky mess. The tape is easy to apply, clean, and allows for perfect seating of the tire. Only then the 2nd protective film is removed from the sticky tape, and voil - a perfectly mounted tire. Don't forget to take it for a very short ride right afterwards to cement the tire in place!

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Reviewed 1/17/2020
by triwaldaus
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Houston, TX
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Easy to apply - no mess - bonds instantly

No reason to use messy, sticky tubular glue ever again - the Tufo tape goes on easily (follow clear instructions), the tire can be positioned perfectly, and once the protective film has been removed (and the bike has been ridden for just a few yards) the tape bonds instantly. All without glue all over the rim and your hands. And removing the tape when putting on a new tire is just as easy and clean - no more scraping off dried glue, possibly damaging the rim.

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Reviewed 2/9/2017
by KWebb
Cycling Enthusiast
Marin County, north of SF
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Quick, Easy, Reliable

I ride Continental Competitions at 155lbs on Campy Shamal Ultra II's. It takes about 2 hours to change tires but heck of a lot easier and quicker than gluing. Most of that 2 hours is cleaning the wheel. I pull the old tire off. Let the wheel sit in the sun for a little while (depends on how much other stuff I have to do but hour). Then carefully peel away the old tape. Usually comes off pretty clean. The I wrap twine around a couple of time and tie-off followed by a generous coating of glue gone. Let that sit for 15-20 mins then take a plastic tire iron and scrape-off. 99.5% of the old glue comes-off quickly followed by touch-up in a few places. Next I spray the wheel with a little contact cleaner to make sure no residue, then lay-on new tape. Mount the tire and let sit overnight. I ride the curvy hills north of SF and confidently ride 35-43 mph on the downhills (Big Rock and SFD past Fairfax). Never a problem!

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Reviewed 12/30/2016
by Mark
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Silverthorne, CO
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Easy peasey

Wow! Can't believe how easy this was to install! We'll see if it keeps the tire on the rim and how easy it is to remove and put on another tire. Decided to go with this after reading numerous horror stories about glue....why spend over a day waiting for layers and layers of glue to dry when this tape takes 2 minutes.

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Reviewed 11/8/2019
by middle age triathlete
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oklahoma
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
recommend this if you're a DIY guy and don't like the mess of glue

I've never glued any of my tubulars, used this tape for tubulars wheelstires for 7 years and I like it. It's very strong, easy to apply, and never had any trouble with tires rolling off the rim. My only complaint is when it's time to change tires and apply new tape, the old adhesive is VERY difficult to remove. Acetone doesn't work.

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Reviewed 9/5/2019
by Pauliemon
Sacramento, Ca.
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Sticky stuff!

Much easier then glue and not as messy. Unfortunately I had to remove a tire to true the wheel. Anybody worried tape is not as strong as glue, I can tell you don't worry. It was a job to get that tire off.

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Reviewed 9/22/2020
by Anonymous
camas
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Tufo gluing tape

Great stuff. First time using tape and now will only use this as it�s the way to go. Easy install.

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Reviewed 8/19/2019
by If I''m Spinnin, I ''m Grinnin
Cycling Enthusiast
Slapout, AL
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Easy to use.

Easy to use and able to change or make adjustments to tire or wheels relatively eay.

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Reviewed 7/29/2019
by Anonymous
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San Diego, CA
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Very nice product!

I use this tape to glue my tubular tire on my road bike wheels. It was very easy to apply. I've had no issue using this product. I don't think the tire will come off easier, unless the wheels get a very strong impact. I'm not a pro and don't ride that aggressively. I think this type of tape should work for most cycling enthusiast. Will but this product again if I need to in the future.

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Reviewed 10/16/2015
by irace1
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Cali
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
The best solution!

I've used Tufo tape exclusively for the last 10 years. It has worked flawlessly. My rides include mountain descents around the Norcal Sierras and I have never had an issue. I live in California where the temps in the summer can be in the triple digits and get down to in the 40s in the winter. Still no issues. I've even removed a tire after a flat, stuck a new one on the old tape to get home and forgotten to replace with new tape for about it for a month and it worked fine then as well!

I carry a plastic tire tool to help pry the tire off if I were to have a flat as it sticks really well. However, running Tufo tires with an application of Stan's have virtually eliminated flats for me.

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