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Tufos(12 posts)

Sep 2, 2003 4:47 AM
OK, would someone explain the Tufo thing to me.
First, is it pronounced toofo or tuffo? Why are they so tight? what size or sizes do they come in? Why are they the latest rave?
Thank you
re: Tufosarctic hawk
Sep 2, 2003 5:53 AM

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Arctic Hawk
re: Tufosatpjunkie
Sep 2, 2003 12:59 PM
HIGH THREAD COUNT. good rubber, tubeless and have a tub/clincher version. Plus made in Czech so not too pricey
re: Tufosarctic hawk
Sep 3, 2003 8:33 AM
Just a silly question, would you use this for daily commutes back & forth to work? The Bontrager Jones CX tires I have are nearly finished & I will ride out this season.
I was looking to switch to Michelin Jets but noticed quite a number of good conversations regarding Tufo's. I am actually looking at the Elite LPS (tubular clincher) version.
Any thoughts?

Arctic Hawk
re: Tufostriangleforge
Sep 3, 2003 8:59 AM
It's probably too soft -- and way too expensive -- to use as a commuter tire. You'd wear the center tread off in no time riding those daily on the pavement. I like the Vittoria Mastercross as a commuter tire -- it's narrower than the 'cross tires most people race these days, but can consequently hold higher pressures (up to 100 psi, I think). The tread is also very soft and fast-wearing, but you eventually wind up with a semi-slick that works adequately in loose conditions or even moderate snow & slush.

semi slicksarctic hawk
Sep 3, 2003 12:31 PM
Thanks for the advice. You can describe my Bontragers like that, semi-slick, considering that they were brand new this past May & pretty much bald in the middle now.
I put on about 1,100km on them. Still use them on trails but I am more careful when the going gets rough.

Arctic Hawk
Tufos to commute with...atpjunkie
Sep 3, 2003 7:45 PM
if you had to have a Tufo for commuting go with the black T-30's in the diamond pattern. these last the longest, are the cheapest and have the least tread. Aren't you in JAPAN? find the Geax reverts, they come in as big as a 39, are a true semi slick,have just side crescents but they hook up well in dirt. I can attest as the dirt here in San Diego is absolute garbage. If a tire grabs here, it will grab anywhere.
Tufos to commute with... Japan????arctic hawk
Sep 4, 2003 3:11 AM
Me? I'm in Montreal, Canada.

Arctic Hawk
sorry confused with another.atpjunkie
Sep 4, 2003 12:47 PM
going to the worlds in Hamilton?
sorry confused with another / Hamiltonarctic hawk
Sep 4, 2003 5:27 PM
I have been thinking about it but I am not sure if I can get the time away from work. Hamilton is about 600km from Montreal. The TV coverage is "supposed" to be good.
It would be nice to cheer on the Canadians there. Unfortunately, I am more familiar with the women racers than the men as they get more coverage here, Genieve Chanson(Rona Esker) & Lyne Bessette(Saturn). Lyne raced CX for
Don't worry about the gaff!
Arctic Hawk
Genevieve is a beast ( a tiny one at that)atpjunkie
Sep 4, 2003 6:27 PM
female Merckx!!! 600k, about 372 miles plus or minus 4 hours to see the worlds' best in your home country. If I didn't have a newborn I'd be coming from San Diego. It's been I think 30 years since the last worlds crossed the pond, kinda a once in a lifetime opp. I'd take a road trip if I were you. Lynn has had a good season as well.
cheers and beers
re: Tufosflyweight
Sep 3, 2003 3:14 PM
It's "two-foe"

They're tight because they're tubulars. You want them tight so they don't roll off.

They come in 28, 32, and 34mm versions last time I checked.

They're not the latest rave. They've been around for years. It's only recently that they've become more popular in America.

They're great because:
1) They're tubeless so you can run lower air pressure.
2) The black tread versions are very durable.
3) You can add a sealant that all but eliminates small punctures.
4) They're not as expensive as other tubulars.
5) They have a nice tread that works well in just about any terrain.