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Effetto Carogna SM Tape review

We want to ensure that whether you’re spending £10K on a new lightweight race bike, £2 on a cycling water bottle or £12.99 on Effetto Carogna SM Tape, that you’re getting the very best you can get for your money. In today’s Effetto Carogna SM Tape review we’re going to look at why it scores 9.0/10 in our review and why we recommend it over many of the other 33 products in the Rim Tape category. We’ve started by giving you a top level score for each of the key areas when it comes to reviewing these products, these scores include a quality score, price score, review score and an overall score.










Effetto Carogna SM Tape reviews

See customer reviews at Chain Reaction Cycles:

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Effetto Carogna SM Tape Specification


Effetto Carogna SM Tape specs

Effetto Carogna SM Tape
Feature 1

Extremely easy to use.

Other Rim Tape found with this feature: 2

Feature 2

Very reliable adhesion, in any condition.

Other Rim Tape found with this feature: 2

Feature 3

Once removed, Carogna leaves the rim ready for the next gluing, without additional cleaning.

Other Rim Tape found with this feature: 2

Feature 4

Universal performance: Carogna has been tested and is designed to perform flawlessly on any rim material (aluminium/carbon), with any tubular (seamless, handmade, vulcanised sew-ups…), on and off-road.

Other Rim Tape found with this feature: 2

Spec 1

Size: 25mm x 2m, 21-24mm x 2m

Other Rim Tape found with this spec: 2



Number of Reviews


Review Score

4.9 / 5

Average score in category: 3.9


  • . Effetto started developing their Carogna (pronounced ‚Äúcar-own-ya‚Äù) double sided adhesive tubular tape with a clear and ambitious goal to bridge the gap between previously existing tapes and mastic in terms of gluing performance and heat-resistance, while retaining all the advantages of tapes In addition to this, they gave specific additional consideration to cyclocross and mountain-bike tubular tyres, where specific features are needed from the gluing standpoint The ‚ÄúSM‚Äù tape is for rims with external width between 21 and 24mm. Features: Extremely easy to use. Very reliable adhesion, in any condition. Once removed, Carogna leaves the rim ready for the next gluing, without additional cleaning. Universal performance: Carogna has been tested and is designed to perform flawlessly on any rim material (aluminium/carbon), with any tubular (seamless, handmade, vulcanised sew-ups‚Ķ), on and off-road. Wide temperature range: Once adhesion is set, the use at low temperatures (down to -40¬∞C) is not a problem. Thermal resistance of all materials used in the manufacture of Carogna was a high priority: Carogna will provide a perfect bonding at 150¬∞C for extended periods (hours), exceeding the heat-resistance of even the best mastics and widely exceeding the heat-resistance of any other tubular tape. Optimised adhesive surface: Adhesion is very strong and uniform across the whole circumference of the rim for all tubulars and it is also uniform across the tubular base tape. One shortcoming of tubular tape to-date has been limited adhesion at the edges of the base tape or in the centre of tubulars with a raised centre seam. Carogna solves these problems. Optimal use: The ideal thermal range for application of Carogna is between 21¬∞C and 38¬∞C, allowing 8 hours to reach 80% of the adhesive strength. Applying the tape below 10¬∞C is not recommended. Effetto recommend cleaning surfaces using iso-propylic alcohol. Buy Effetto Wheels & Tyres from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.
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No matter what type of bike product your buying, from the simple accessories through to the full setup of your custom built road bike, there are lots of important considerations that you should take into account, especially when you’re shopping online and unable to test the product first. This is especially true when you’re buying products like Rim Tape.

Our aim is simple, help you get the very best products for your budget. Whether that’s Effetto Carogna SM Tape or an alternative, we’ll do our best to find you unbiased, genuine customer reviews to help you make your decision. We’ve found 33 different products in the Rim Tape category at Chain Reaction Cycles and we’ve also managed to find 12 products from Effetto (although only 3 of the 12 are in the Rim Tape category).

Our first piece of advice is for you to spend some time really getting to know what it is you’re looking for. An important feature for one person might be totally pointless and irrelevant to you, so get a good idea of what you want and need from your Rim Tape. Note down this list of key features that your product must have, that way when you’re comparing alternatives you have a starting point to decide whether one product meets your needs or not.

Price is the next and probably one of the most important factors of a purchase, so it’s really worthwhile spending a bit of time analysing the price of Effetto Carogna SM Tape and seeing how it stacks up against those offered by different brands or even other alternatives from Effetto. Below we’re going to get into the detail of Effetto Carogna SM Tape to help you see how the prices stack up.

We start this price analysis by looking at the price you can expect to pay for Rim Tape. There are 33 different products available at Chain Reaction Cycles, and of those 33, the average price is £9.88. There’s quite a variance in price in this category too with the lowest priced product we found at £1.35 and most expensive was £40.49.

The next stage we went on to, was to look at the price of products from the brand: Effetto. The average price was £25.00 and we found that the price varies right from as little as £7.99 up to £119.99 with Effetto products.

And finally we thought it would be good to give you an idea of Effetto products that appear specifically in the Rim Tape category. So you can see that the price of Effetto Carogna SM Tape at £12.99 is great value considering the average price of Effetto Rim Tape is £9.99 and the price varies from £7.99.

It’s also worth bearing in mind that we managed to find Effetto Carogna SM Tape during our price scan of several cycle retailers, for the amazing price of £12.99 which represents a £ or saving against RRP. If you think Effetto Carogna SM Tape ticks all of your boxes in terms of quality and features then it’s more than likely going to be a winner bearing in mind the price.

Effetto Carogna SM Tape Reviews

Reviews are obviously a key part of the buying process when buying any cycle gear, and that goes for Rim Tape too. Reading reviews if going to be the closest insight you get into how good Effetto Carogna SM Tape is, without actually trying or buying it. Over at Chain Reaction Cycles we managed to find 8 reviews scoring it 4.9 out of 5. That’s a great result considering the price and quality and the fact that it’s a product made by Effetto. In fact when you consider those points and combine it with the fact that the average review score in the Rim Tape category is 3.9 and the average score of products from Effetto is 4.0 it’s a steal. And actually, if you look specifically at products from Effetto in the Rim Tape category the average review score is 4.5.

That’s why you can see it was easy for us to give Effetto Carogna SM Tape such a high overall score of 9.0 / 10. It seems to have the perfect combination of features, quality and price making it a great all-rounder.

So our last piece of advice that we can offer is to take your time reading plenty of reviews now, you can see that there are 8 reviews for Effetto Carogna SM Tape which score it 4.9, so it’s really worth spending a few minutes reading through lots of these to see what the key advantages or dislikes are. It will really reassure you when you come to buying online.

If you do go on to buy Effetto Carogna SM Tape or in fact any of the other Rim Tape, we would love to hear from you. Sharing your views will really help us to write more comprehensive reviews and we will share these thoughts with customers just like you that are looking to read reviews before they commit to buying.