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What tubs to buy??(6 posts)

What tubs to buy??dreww
Jan 21, 2004 10:47 AM
I am building some sprints for the 04 season and wondering what tubs to use. In Canada Tufo's are popular but cost $70 U.S + tax + freight, too rich for my little dabble at cross. how about the cheaper Tufo pros? or Wobler round stud. Vittorias?? Any suggestions muchly appreciated. I now ride Michelin Mud II's, courses are mainly grass, lots of rideable hills with some roots and a little tarmac.
re: What tubs to buy??atpjunkie
Jan 21, 2004 2:38 PM
I run the Tufo T-34 pros and love them. not quite as supple as the elites but cheaper and more durable. If you trail ride etc...(besides race) an excellent choice. Almost like a MTB tire for durability. The challenge grifos are good as well. I'm a big guy so I run larger tires, the 30 and 32's are great as are the 28's, but just too skinny for me. If I was building a full race only wheel I'd run the Tufo Elites but A) I don't have the $$ and B) don't consider myself a good enough rider to warrant such $$ on tires. keep your eyes on the web, there are places with good deals. we had an end of season blowout sale on Tufos, my T-34's cost me $30 each. (USD)
re: What tubs to buy??dlbcx
Jan 22, 2004 10:21 AM
Did you have many problems w/ sidewall cuts? I don't have a pair but other riders who have them were complaining that the sidewalls weren't very durable and that the Tufos can't be repaired. I think it was due to lack of seam on the bottom side of the tubbie.
But, if you can get them go $30 each, that's about the same price for some high end clinchers.
re: What tubs to buy??MShaw
Jan 22, 2004 10:43 AM
Ole ATP and I get our Tufos from the same source, so we've got about the same setup. Except for those nice tires that my friend gashed a hole in, ATP'd still have his nice Tufos... That's what you get for training on $60 tires!

I just bought a pair of 28c tires to race on next season for $40.

Normally I ride the 34c "cheap" Tufos. Good all-round size if you wanna mtn bike on them too.

You tried someone like total cycling in Ireland? They may have an end of the cross season blowout...

Mike
Tufo Sidewallsatpjunkie
Jan 22, 2004 12:03 PM
get weaker as tire gets better (it's where they save weight and make tire supple). yup tore through a sidewall of a prestige but it may have happened to any tire (broken stick zipped up the side). Yes Mike dumb to train on race tires, lesson learned but you gotta get a feel for them before race day yunno? Yup cheap T-34's for Mr Shaw and I.
Tufo blowoutfeathers mcgraw
Jan 23, 2004 10:52 AM
I got some cheap from a local guy. Email him at info@bici-imports.com. He's blowing out CX tires for the year.