TUFO's. worth the trouble?

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  1. Scribe2b

    Scribe2b Guest

    they appear somewhat difficult to mount. with the TUFO sealant maybe you wouldnt get flats? they are
    said to have the handling of a tubular? and low rolling resistance? anybody experienced? jc
     
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  2. Tom Kunich

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    "Scribe2b" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > they appear somewhat difficult to mount. with the TUFO sealant
    maybe you
    > wouldnt get flats? they are said to have the handling of a tubular?
    and low
    > rolling resistance? anybody experienced?

    If you are talking about the Tufo 'clincher-tubulars' give them a miss.
     
  3. Malcom

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    WHY??
     
  4. Malcom <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:

    > Tom Kunich wrote:

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    > > If you are talking about the Tufo 'clincher-tubulars' give them a miss.
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    > WHY??

    Because they are the worst of both worlds. As heavy or heavier than clinchers, but a pain in the ass
    to change like tubulars.

    - Boyd S.
     
  5. Ideal

    Ideal Guest

    Tufo's tubular/clincher have some niche benefits. For criteriums heavy riders can run the tyres at
    obscenely high pressures without blowing the sidewalls out of your Mavic rims. They are worth
    purchasing if you are thinking of riding in Belgium & only have HP wheels they will greatly reduce
    the risk of impact punctures & the extra weight won't bother you.

    NB: If you have problems fitting a normal tyres don't attempt to fit these on race day.

    Their tubulars are very good & are STILL made in Europe in the same street as the giant
    BARUM-CONTINENTAL factory .A few top riders wanted to use them in this year's P/Roubaix but their
    tyre sponsors spat the dummy.

    Boyd Speerschneider wrote:
    > Malcom <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:
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    >>Tom Kunich wrote:
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    > <snip
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    >> > If you are talking about the Tufo 'clincher-tubulars' give them a miss.
    >>
    >>WHY??
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    > Because they are the worst of both worlds. As heavy or heavier than clinchers, but a pain in the
    > ass to change like tubulars.
    >
    > - Boyd S.
     
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