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suggestions on tubluar tires(7 posts)

suggestions on tubluar tiresbugleboy
Jun 15, 2003 7:49 PM
I'm trying a set of Tufo Elite tubulars and I'm not sure if I like them. I'm considering verdestein fortezza's or conti sprinters. I'm looking for something with low rolling resistance. I'm not so concerned with the amount of wear.
I've heard good things about Tufos.niteschaos
Jun 15, 2003 8:44 PM
I've run Sprinters on a racing wheelset. I they felt like they had the same rolling resistance as some Vittoria (I think that was what they were) tubulars I rode on a borrowed wheelset. I got the Sprinters for thier durability and their cornering prowess, which they demonstrated very well.
re: suggestions on tubluar tiresrogue_CT1
Jun 16, 2003 4:13 AM
John Cobb has tested them and found the Continental Competition 19/22mm to have the lowest rolling resistance.
Speaking of testsMR_GRUMPY
Jun 16, 2003 6:06 AM
I've read that Tufo's have one of the higher rolling resistance of all tubular tires. It's probably because of their construction.
They are big with track riders because of their low weight.

You can get Sprinters (or Podiums 19mm),for $40 from the web site that advertises here.
Just got some Tufo tubular clinchers to try out.niteschaos
Jun 16, 2003 8:32 PM
I tried them on a short shake down on my recovery ride. I inflated them to their min psi (115) to see how they would ride. They are surprisingly smooth, but I did notice some rolling resistance. A neat thing was when I took the pace up a notch and went hot into a corner, they didn't budge or squirm underneath me. I only put in 10 miles today and didn't have a chance to experiment with tire pressures, but at thier min psi they seemed to be meant for the turns on rougher surfaces.
For rolling resistance Conti comps or Dugastterzo rene
Jun 16, 2003 2:57 PM
downside is both are about $100 per tire. Best ride quality would be Dugast then veloflex although the conti comps are pretty good too.
Try Tuofo specialsAlexx
Jun 17, 2003 3:53 AM
they have next to nothing for rolling resistance. Trouble is, they have next to nothing for grip, also.