TECHNICAL BULLETIN – READ CAREFULLY
The attributes of carbon and aluminium.
The aluminium rim cement for tubulars is completely different from the carbon aluminium cement for tubulars. This is particularly true for the connection between the tyre and the rim. The crucial factor here is the different surface structure and primarily the different heat conductivities of the materials. It is thus important to use different types of cement for the different attributes of the materials.
Find a video of the mounting instruction for aluminium rims or carbon rims.
Aluminium rim cement for tubulars.
The aluminium rim cement for tubulars, in the typical continentalyellow packaging, has proven itself for decades. Generations of racing cyclists and mechanics rely on this cement. Maximum safety is achieved with high adhesive strength and good processability, the most important aspect of cemented tyres.
The classic bead guarantees a perfect fit and the application is conventional. However, processing differs entirely from that of the carbon cement, so please always pay attention to the application information for aluminium rim cement .
Carbon rim cement for tubulars.
Carbon rim cement for tubulars, in a black packaging, was specifically designed for increased thermal strain and the particular properties of the surface of carbon. The unfavourable heat dissipation of carbon softens conventional cement, particularly during long descents, which means that the tyre may become detached from the rim.
The carbon cement, which has been especially developed for carbon rims, remains hard even at high temperatures.
Note: It is essential to pay attention to the application instructions for carbon rim cement !