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New to Tubulars(13 posts)

New to Tubularscman
Oct 15, 2001 10:54 AM
I just purchased a set of wheels that require tubulars. What are some tires that you would recommend? I currently ride Axial Pro clinchers on my other wheels, and really like them. What would be good quality tire for a decent price?
re: New to Tubularsmorey
Oct 15, 2001 11:04 AM
I love them. The ride is so much smoother. I have used Vittoria, Clement, but the Conti Sprinter is by far the best! Good Luck.
Sprinters - BAd experienceixiz
Oct 15, 2001 11:13 AM
I have always used conti's sprinter (over 5 years)
But the last 2 years all i see is bump bump bump (not as round anymore). Had a lot of good experience with Vittoria and Veloflex
Sprinters - BAd experiencemorey
Oct 15, 2001 11:38 AM
I have not had experience with the Sprinter in the past year. I am sorry to hear they are not round. Vittoria was always good on their high end tires, their cheaper tires also were not round. No experience with veloflex. Hear alot about the quality of Tufo tubulars, however I do not know their cost or how they ride.
tires that go bumpdzrider
Oct 15, 2001 11:54 AM
I've had similar problems with cheaper Conti tubulars. Right now I have a Clement on the back and a Wolber on the front and don't ride that bike much. Both have lasted quite well, but will have to replace them and hope I learn as much from this thread as you do.
Sprinters - BAd experience..... Me too!Highgear
Oct 15, 2001 5:17 PM
I have found the same problem with the 250's. The Vittoria CX's are far superior. I have heard good things about the Veloflex too. I think the Veloflex are made in Italy, the Vittoria's are made in Taiwan but built to high standards.
Good, Bad, and the Ugly (tubulars)Rusty McNasty
Oct 15, 2001 12:08 PM
Conti Sprinters and Competitions are good, wear fast, flat easily, and cost too d@mn much. They are also lumpier than they used to be, and most sprinters come in hideous colors. Giro is junk.
Vittoria Corsas are light, grip well, cost a bit less, still flat easily, and leak 20 psi overnight. Good tire for competition, lousy for daily use. Rallys and Formula 1's are junk.
D'Allesandro, Michelin Libery, Hutchison Gold are all throw-away junk. They are lumpy and cheap, and flat easily.
Tufo makes the best line of tubulars. Some are heavy, some are light, but they are all round. Gotta use the tufo sealant, because you cant fix them when they flat.
If you want good tubulars, buy tufos. If you don't mind sewing, buy the corsas.
How about Gommitalias?cman
Oct 16, 2001 5:01 AM
I've been seeing Gommitalias in the Excel catalog. They adverstise as being a great value for the price. Anyone know anything about these?
junk (nm)Rusty McNasty
Oct 16, 2001 5:22 AM
re: New to TubularsDAC
Oct 15, 2001 11:57 AM
Contis are good tires, but too expensive. Corsas leak air like a sieve, and cheaper tires aren't worth a nickle. Buy some tufos, buy the sealant, and be happy.
re: New to Tubularsmorey
Oct 15, 2001 12:19 PM
From what I gather Tufo is the way to go. The only negative is that they are noisier than most. I t is too bad the only dealer I have is about 100 miles away. However, if they are as good as everyone says, they are worth the ride.
buy them from (nm)Rusty McNasty
Oct 16, 2001 5:23 AM
re: New to Tubularsmackgoo
Oct 15, 2001 1:13 PM
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