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    Default tufo tubular clincher tires?

    Anybody use/used them? Wondering if they would bring any benefit when used in crits.. If not, what is a decent road racing clincher that won't break the bank?

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    Default Re: tufo tubular clincher tires?

    Search this. I have never used them, but consensus is overwhelming no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velo_guy View Post
    Anybody use/used them? Wondering if they would bring any benefit when used in crits.. If not, what is a decent road racing clincher that won't break the bank?
    Don't use this abomination. Good clinchers are way better than this spawn of Satan.

    Every manufacturer makes decent clinchers and no, that's not an oxymoron.
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    Default Re: tufo tubular clincher tires?

    I'd rather ride on my rims than on those things. If there was a huge piece of shit award for cycling equipment, these things would win it easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cody.wms View Post
    I'd rather ride on my rims than on those things. If there was a huge piece of shit award for cycling equipment, these things would win it easily.
    Right, and their tape is close second.

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    Default Re: tufo tubular clincher tires?

    I think they're awesome... on the trainer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Right, and their tape is close second.
    I've always been mystified by your hatred of Tufo tape. Have you ever used it? I've glued a lot of tires, and I have to say, the tape is much, much faster and works just as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoney View Post
    I've always been mystified by your hatred of Tufo tape. Have you ever used it? I've glued a lot of tires, and I have to say, the tape is much, much faster and works just as well.
    Yes I used it once on my previous 404. Made a mess, could not center the tire well. But this was nothing compared to removing that shit from the rim. In a couple of spot is also took some carbon out.... No thanks.

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    Default Re: tufo tubular clincher tires?

    get conti GP4000s or vittoria open paves.
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    Default Re: tufo tubular clincher tires?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Yes I used it once on my previous 404. Made a mess, could not center the tire well. But this was nothing compared to removing that shit from the rim. In a couple of spot is also took some carbon out.... No thanks.
    must have been the old stuff (extreme). the new stuff comes off cleanly and you center the tire before exposing the adhesive. oh well, doesn't really matter, glue works fine/ not rocket science, the tape is just a lot faster.

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    Default Re: tufo tubular clincher tires?

    While a nice pair of high TPI clincher tires (such as Veloflex Corsa) feel nice and supple to the touch, Tufo tires feel like stiff garden hose. So I can't imagine they would ride all that well.

    But I do like me some Tufo tubular tape, that is good stuff in my experience.

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    Default Re: tufo tubular clincher tires?

    Yick in my experience

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    Default Re: tufo tubular clincher tires?

    I like to learn from my own experience so I tried them.

    Sure you don't need any gluing and they work but do not offer any of the gain you would expect from tubulars like suppleness and/or comfort. They need to be inflated hard to be fast, feel like carboard when inflated "normaly", like a rock when highly inflated. They can't be repaired except with sealant. And sealant sucks : it doesn't repair every flat, is a mess if you flat a second time, make inflation difficult by clogging your valve.

    On the plus side:
    -they are lighter than a clincher + tube combo.
    -they are quickly installed

    Atmo they could be interesting if this system was suitable for CX tires with low pressure because most amateurs can't or don't want to keep and maintain 8 sets of wheels with different tires treads. On the road, I'd rather ride a nice clincher with latex tube than them.

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