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tubular vs clincher. I'm confused.(4 posts)

tubular vs clincher. I'm confused.beginner
Aug 17, 2001 4:36 AM
Sorry, stupid beginner question. I know one is for regular tubes and tires and the other is for sewups. So, my quess is the clincher is for tubes/tires (a "clinching" rim for the tire bead), and the tubular is what I've heard called sewups. Is this correct? Thanks.
Correct. nmMB1
Aug 17, 2001 4:55 AM
You are correct....Cima Coppi
Aug 17, 2001 4:58 AM
Tubular is another term used for sew-ups. Clincher is refered to as an open tire with beads on either side that "hook" underneath the sides of the clincher rim.

If you do a search on the topic, you can get a lot of information about pros and cons of both types.

CC
but, of course,alex the engineer
Aug 17, 2001 8:58 AM
tubulars ARE better.