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Tube Selection Poll(8 posts)

Tube Selection Pollpet
Oct 31, 2002 3:45 PM
HI Guys,
There has been a lot of discussion on clincher tires and basically I go with clincher that represent the ride quality of a tubular or near enough. Basiaclly I come doen to Vittoria Corsa CX and Pananracer Stradius Extreme. I'm looking for a reliable tube/tire setp and after using so many Tubes over the years, I would like to gather inputs from individuals base on experience from racing to training. The brand name are as follows

Whatever ultralight is on sale or cheapest! (nm)tmguy
Nov 1, 2002 8:34 AM
Nov 1, 2002 9:57 AM
I think they're called Ultralites: they are the Specialized light weight tube. They're pretty durable as well.
I agree, excellent tube, but sometimes hard to find (nm)BenR
Nov 1, 2002 2:52 PM
Michelin Ultralight (nm)Kerry
Nov 1, 2002 4:04 PM
Conti Race-liteslook271
Nov 2, 2002 4:36 PM
Anything else sucks. (IMHO). They are relatively light and hold up very well. They're also not made by Kenda (junk), as a lot of tubes/tires are. I also like the fact that the stem is threaded, so your pump stays on better when pumping up the tires.
Nov 3, 2002 2:35 PM
Many people like the smooth stem of Michelins because they don't tear up your pump. If your pump won't hold on a smooth stem, you probably need a new grommet. It's nice that you share your well-considered opinion ("Anything else sucks") but maybe you should keep an open mind. Michelin generally gets a lot of votes in the tube polls.
So sorry.look271
Nov 5, 2002 5:06 PM
That has been my experience. I've had more flats/cuts/tears on other tubes than I have had with the Conti's. No, I don't need a new grommet; it's a brand new pump. In all fairness, I don't think I've used Michelins so maybe they are good, too. However, why mess with something that works? I imagine that you would only tear up your pump if you didn't release the lock properly-I've never had problems with the Cont's doing this.