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compare Conti Podium and Tufo S3 Lite for timetrial?(5 posts)

compare Conti Podium and Tufo S3 Lite for timetrial?RideLots
Mar 25, 2002 12:15 PM
Can anyone compare the Conti Podium (700c) with the Tufo S3 Lite (215) for time trial use, particularly where not flatting is an issue (no direct support)? Will be used on Zipp 909 wheelset and Cervelo P3, rider weight about 155 pounds. Thanks.

re: compare Conti Podium and Tufo S3 Lite for timetrial?str8dum1
Mar 26, 2002 9:54 AM
you got a 4000$ bike and your concerning over a 20- 30$ tub? WTF?! buy Conti Comp Grand Prixs 19mm or the 185g 18mm S3 lites. if my TT bike was that pimped i'd make sure i had tubs to match. podiums are low end tubs.

the podium is 19mm and only 22$, the other is 21mm and 30$
which one is closest to the width of the rim? my bet is the podium.
if you flat in a TT you're out anyhow, so who cares?
i'd get the 185g 18mm Tufo S3 lite. thats what i ride
re: compare Conti Podium and Tufo S3 Lite for timetrial?RideLots
Mar 26, 2002 11:04 AM
I want to put on whatever will be fastest, but still durable. The latter consider is important, as this is a 24 hour timetrial. I'll not be out of it if I flat, I certainly hope.

I was considering the Podium, not because of cost, but because 1) they are smooth and might be slightly better in rolling resistance, and 2) I have some already. Bottom line, though, is that I will use whatever tire will be fastest, yet still reliable enough for the duration - about 240 miles, largely at night, with no support on course.

Thanks for the recommendation.

in that casestr8dum1
Mar 27, 2002 6:39 AM
i assumed u meant regular sub 40k TT's

24hr TT, then i would definatley use the tufos. put the sealant in them, so even if you do puncture it will not flat (and wont even loose much pressure)

i go with the narrower model on the front the 215g one on the rear
Mar 27, 2002 7:01 AM
I've never tried putting the sealant in ahead of time. Sounds like a plan. Thanks.