Carbon rims and tufo cross tires.



I am thinking about buying a pair of carbon tubular rims and I plan to
use them for cross.
I use tufo tires, the 32's and 34's and they
have very wide tape for a gluing service and it doesn't seem to sit
well with these type of rims because the rim groove is too deep?
Should I buy a special tape and glue it to the rim to make the rims
groove not so deep, making it easier for the tire to glue properly?
I have noticed that the Euro Cross Pros seem to all be using carbon
wheels and I am curious to know if they are doing anything special to
make sure the tires stick properly with their carbon rims?
 
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Dave Mayer

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> I have noticed that the Euro Cross Pros seem to all be using carbon
> wheels and I am curious to know if they are doing anything special to
> make sure the tires stick properly with their carbon rims?
>


You may also want to check if you can afford to burn through the sidewalls
of a $2000 set of wheels in one race. My son went completely through a new
set of brake pads and aluminum rims in a single muddy cross-country MTB
race.

With respect to abrasion resistance, I cannot see how the epoxy used in
carbon rims would be superior to aluminum. Not that aluminum is that great,
but alu rims can generally be picked up for $50 a pop each.
 
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jim beam

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Dave Mayer wrote:
> <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
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>
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>>I have noticed that the Euro Cross Pros seem to all be using carbon
>>wheels and I am curious to know if they are doing anything special to
>>make sure the tires stick properly with their carbon rims?
>>

>
>
> You may also want to check if you can afford to burn through the sidewalls
> of a $2000 set of wheels in one race. My son went completely through a new
> set of brake pads and aluminum rims in a single muddy cross-country MTB
> race.


been there, done that! that's why we have ceramic rims and disk brakes.

>
> With respect to abrasion resistance, I cannot see how the epoxy used in
> carbon rims would be superior to aluminum. Not that aluminum is that great,
> but alu rims can generally be picked up for $50 a pop each.
>
>
 
[email protected] wrote:
> I am thinking about buying a pair of carbon tubular rims and I plan to
> use them for cross.
> I use tufo tires, the 32's and 34's and they
> have very wide tape for a gluing service and it doesn't seem to sit
> well with these type of rims because the rim groove is too deep?
> Should I buy a special tape and glue it to the rim to make the rims
> groove not so deep, making it easier for the tire to glue properly?
> I have noticed that the Euro Cross Pros seem to all be using carbon
> wheels and I am curious to know if they are doing anything special to
> make sure the tires stick properly with their carbon rims?


What make and model rims?

Some carbon tubs are designed for TTs and Tris, so sometimes have a
smaller radius in the tire well to fit the narrower tires preferred in
these disciplines. Other carbon rims may have larger radius that shold
fit wider CX tires better. For example, my Bontrager carbon aeros fit
great with 19mm tubs, while the Race *** Lites fit wider tires better.