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    Default Conti Sprinter's in the rain?

    I'm doing the tubular thing all year long...oh yeah and was tinkering with the idea of running sprinters on my rainbike. So anybody run sprinters in the wet? Or suggestions for a good winter training (rain, we don't really get a winter in Seattle) tubie?

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    Default Re: Conti Sprinter's in the rain?

    Nothing beats peeling a flat sewup off on a cold rainy day-

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    Default Re: Conti Sprinter's in the rain?

    Anything made by Vittoria.

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    Default Re: Conti Sprinter's in the rain?

    Haven't used the Conti Sprinter, only the Conti Comp 25mm and the Vittoria CG Pave 24mm tubs for all year use. Both are good in the rain (and light snow on the road). I find they have secure adhesion in corners. Certainly more cut resistant than Vittoria CX road tubs (or clinchers).

    A good practice for tub riding all year round: inspect your tubs every time you can in from a ride. Use a dental pick and gently pry out the small rocks and bits of glass your tubular might've picked up. If there's an obvious cut but it didn't slice into the inner casing, dab some Shoe Goo to seal it. Practicing this prevented any sad tales of flat tubulars during a winter ride.

    Do NOT use Crazy Glue. I did for a little while, but eventually Crazy Glue hardens to the consistency of glass, and starts slicing into the tub itself. Shoe Goo stays rubbery throughout its life on the tub.

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    I sort of picked the sprinter because it's cheap and tough. I save my nice tires for when it's not shitty basemile riding. I might end up going to Pave's though, god they're good but god they're expensive. I've been using Mastik to dab in cuts and seems to work fine.

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    Don't laugh. Riding tubular in the wet is the perfect instance for these.....
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    I honestly don't understand why these disappeared. They are super helpful on shit roads.

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    I had Conti Sprinters on one of my bikes and ditched them for the Vit Pave 24's. yes they cost more but the ride quality is superior in my observation. If you are doing shit base mileage you should at least enjoy the ride.

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    Default Re: Conti Sprinter's in the rain?

    contis in the rain.
    bring a hockey stick cause yr going to be sliding all over the place...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsbeers View Post
    I sort of picked the sprinter because it's cheap and tough. I save my nice tires for when it's not shitty basemile riding. I might end up going to Pave's though, god they're good but god they're expensive. I've been using Mastik to dab in cuts and seems to work fine.
    Don't get me wrong, I love Paves in dirt...but they're awful in the wet, IMO. Nearly killed me numerous times racing in Trinidad and Tobago. Oddly enough, they grip okay on packed snow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I love Paves in dirt...but they're awful in the wet, IMO. Nearly killed me numerous times racing in Trinidad and Tobago. Oddly enough, they grip okay on packed snow...
    It's the tread pattern, man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukasz View Post
    It's the tread pattern, man!
    And the luxurious casing. Currently have a set of 24 clinchers mounted to some fatty boat anchor WTB mountain rims aired to a whopping 55psi for training.

    MAGICAL.

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    I have fond memories of changing a tube on a pave clincher while my bicycle was propped up against a park bench covered in snow and I was losing sensation in my fingers. I guess they did grip well that day, come to think of it.

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    Default Re: Conti Sprinter's in the rain?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattsbeers View Post
    I'm doing the tubular thing all year long...oh yeah and was tinkering with the idea of running sprinters on my rainbike. So anybody run sprinters in the wet? Or suggestions for a good winter training (rain, we don't really get a winter in Seattle) tubie?
    Vittoria CX. They are very good in wet conditions and almost as tough as Conti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I love Paves in dirt...but they're awful in the wet, IMO. Nearly killed me numerous times racing in Trinidad and Tobago. Oddly enough, they grip okay on packed snow...
    I've had good luck with the Pave's in the rain. Admittedly, I've never raced with them, and used them only for training and club riding. So I definitely didn't push them to the limit, as would happen in a race.

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    Default Re: Conti Sprinter's in the rain?

    honestly, i've had good luck with sprinters...even in the rain. they seem like they'd be dangerous but they actually grip well.

    pave's...they suck in the rain...seriously. i was glad when my 24mm pave flatted after a week...

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    They ride like bricks compared to other tubies, but if puncture resistance in the rain was my #1 . Tufo makes some tough tires. I prolly have more miles on Sprinters than any other tire and they work great for sort of an all arounder tire. Bt I think dimes for dollars the Vittoria cx is the bestest ride for the lessest $ tubie going. I still remember Clement Del Mundos in 28 silk were the cats whiskers back in the day. Just got me some FMB 27mm that I will try this Spring. Oh boy.

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    Default Re: Conti Sprinter's in the rain?

    Interested to hear how the FMB's hold up as apparently some are saying they're as useful as a sheeps turd now days...

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    Default Re: Conti Sprinter's in the rain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sascha Roszak View Post
    Interested to hear how the FMB's hold up as apparently some are saying they're as useful as a sheeps turd now days...

    https://www.velocipedesalon.com/foru...ars-40059.html
    Word is they fixed the base tape glue issue but I would not know I'm still working off my stash of older tires.

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    Default Re: Conti Sprinter's in the rain?

    Sprinters actually have relatively decent traction, but they suck in general.

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