We are testing already a few years with a neoprene coating for the sidewalls of the
tubulars. This means you don’t need to seal the sidewalls with Aquasure anymore, which is a big improvement according to our customers. The neoprene coating is applied during the production process, so that you neither have to calculate work and time to put on Aquasure. The coating is very thin and has got no influence on the functionality and / or the comfort of the tubulars. It is important that after using the tyres you wash these with water and soap – but be sure not to use any aggressive products. Let the tubulars then dry at room temperature (around 20 degrees). You can recognise the cyclocross and MTB tubulars by the stamp of a sun on the sidewall of the tubulars (see picture). For the MTB and cyclocross tyres with a neoprene coating there is an additional cost for tyres with neoprene coating. Our road
tubulars will always have a neoprene coating, without any additional cost.
Of course it is still possible to seal your tubulars with aquasure. We do advise to use Aquasure if you don’t wash your bike / tubulars right after using.