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Tufo Elite sew-ups(6 posts)

Tufo Elite sew-upsclimbo
Sep 6, 2002 6:22 AM
Who's ridden them? Thinking about getting the 32's this season. Are they worth the extra over the Prestige? I prefer the yellow also, LOL !!
re: Tufo Elite sew-upswww-mtnpedaler-com
Sep 7, 2002 7:39 PM
I'm going to try them this year. I'm ordering a bunch next week. The guy I sponsor and the guys I ride with swear by them. They say the yellows grip better than the reds. When it gets wet we all switch to clincher wheels and Michelin Mud Cross. I know they ride and roll nice and they are so light. But if you ride a lot of wet I'd consider something else. I also can hardly wait to put puke yellow tires on my bike.
re: Tufo Elite sew-upsclimbo
Sep 8, 2002 5:40 PM
why switch in the mud? Do they not grip as well as the Michelins? I have the Mud Cross on my clinchers now and really like them but want the lower pressure of a tubular. Might be a good idea, last 2 years we've only had 2 or 3 wet races so I think I'll get a lot of use from the Tufo's.
re: Tufo Elite sew-upswww-mtnpedaler-com
Sep 8, 2002 10:10 PM
This what I've been told. I guess I'll find out. It also has a lot to do with weight. This guy that I help out is riding a Bianchi Cross Project 2003 With either Ksyriums or Dura Ace/Mavic Reflex/DT Revs. He figures he can get the bike down to 18-18.5 lbs. Or is that Project Cross 2003, I dunno but it sure was light. If you do the switch and use the Mavic Reflex get the CDs. They're a little soft and the CDs are a little stronger than the others. I think they (the Tufos) would be ok for mildly wet races but when it gets muddy nothing works better than a Michelin. Are you going to keep your clinchers?
re: Tufo Elite sew-upsclimbo
Sep 9, 2002 4:31 AM
yes, I have a spare set of wheels with my Michelin's and then my race wheels are Record hubs and Sun rims. The "Muds" will be waiting for me in the pits every race if needed.
re: Tufo Elite sew-upswww-mtnpedaler-com
Sep 9, 2002 6:44 AM
Oh yes. The best of both worlds.