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clincher vs. tubular(4 posts)

clincher vs. tubularralph wiggum
Jun 22, 2001 9:17 PM
Getting new wheels and considering going to tubulars...any thoughts or suggestions?
re: clincher vs. tubularSuicideMartini
Jun 23, 2001 8:30 AM
What's the application for the wheels.If they're you 2nd or third or fourth set and willl be used just for racing, I'd say "Sure go tubular". However, if this is your one and only set of wheels and you live in a pretty flat prone area, I would shy away from tubulars. Glueing on tires is a pain too. Unless you know how to do it or have a trusted mech thats done it before, that would make me hesitate from picking up a set. As well as many of the clinchers out there (Michelin and Vredistien specifically) have a very round, tubular-like, design to them and wold probably meet mst peope's needs. I guess Im saying tubulars are a luxery and if you can afourd them, Great get 'em.
re: clincher vs. tubularmackgoo
Jun 24, 2001 3:11 PM
I say do it. I will be going back this winter.
only go tubs if you raceColnagoFE
Jun 25, 2001 10:22 AM
and then only if you dont mind the maintenance and you have a good set of clinchers to train on.