Vittoria Magic Mastik?

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  • Has anyone used this wonder tubular tyre glue ?

    http://www.vittoria.com/accessories/road­-accessory/magic-mastik/

  • No, but I'm considering it, anyone got first hand experience?

  • Yes at 64 I'm now accredited on the Velodrome at derby ( 48 years since I rode the track as a teenager). I have Campagnolo Pista wheels and Vittoria Pista EVO CL tubs held on with Vittoria Magic Mastik. Watch the video on Vittoria's site - it's soooo easy to use this glue. The banking on the velodrome is 42 degrees so (unless you are going at high speed) most of the time you are riding on the side of the tyre, which is a serious test of the glue and is seems to have no problem. Indeed, after a 2 hour session, the tubulars appear to have started to roll round due to them having all the load and grip on the banking side ( not on the crown of the tyre), but on inspection the base tapes are always equally visible on both sides and the clear glue fillet is intact. What is actually happening is that the during the 2 hour session, the stresses are streaching the sidewall on the left and compressing the sidewall threads on the right (banking side) and its testimony to the Magic Mastik that it has no problem resisting these forces. And it's reassuring to see that within a short time of leaving the track, the tubular sidewall stresses even out and the tread and returns to the correct centralised position. The bottom line is that I have complete trust in the Magic Mastik. Also it's a dream to use; one coat only; put tthe tub straight on with the glue liquid; and no sidewall mess. It should also be noted that all Uk velodrome websites say that tubs are to be glued on and that tub tape should NOT be used on the velodrome.

  • The instructions and video clearly instruct to

    • clean off all existing glue
    • put on a single coat of Magic Mastik
    • put the tub on immediately with the Mastik wet
      So what did they do ? put on 3 layers and then said that it had problems! Why am I not surprised?

  • It certainly has promise but it will need to come in big tins for me to use it.

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