Many cyclists have experienced the frustration of a slipped seatpost or handlebar, and more than a few have endured the anguish of a cracked carbon tube due to an over torqued clamp bolt. Tacx addresses these troubling issues with their dynamic assembly compound, a composition of tiny plastic beads suspended within a corrosion-inhibiting paste. When applied to clamped surfaces where high friction is desired to prevent slippage, the beads compress to act as an abrasive, thus increasing friction. Tacx paste also reduces the necessary clamping bolt torque (by up to 30%), while providing a measure of lubrication to ease adjustment. This is most useful for delicate carbon components, which tend to more easily slip or crack than their aluminum or steel counterparts.
Tacx paste is now supplied in two sizes; the larger 80 gram tube is ideal for do-it-yourself mechanics, while the convenient 5 gram size will provide ample paste for one bicycle.