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Real Newby question..tublars and clinchers?(6 posts)

Real Newby question..tublars and clinchers?KMan1
Oct 31, 2001 6:35 AM
What is the difference?
Thde obvious to me would be that tublars use tubes
and clinchers do not...but for some reasion I think it is the opposite.

re: Real Newby question..tublars and clinchers?John-d
Oct 31, 2001 6:46 AM
This is my opinion having ridden both. Ride for ride -no difference, however if you race or ride fast in tight groups the tub is safer when flat especially at speed or when cornering. As a secondary benefit more for TTs, the tub is quicker to change and you lose less time.

The down side is the complexity of repair and rim glue.
re: Real Newby question..tublars and clinchers?brider
Oct 31, 2001 8:44 AM
This was addressed pretty extensively recently. Check the past threads.
re: Real Newby question..tublars and clinchers?Dutchy
Oct 31, 2001 5:30 PM
Tubulars don't have tubes, Clinchers do. Can't for the life of me work out why they are named back to front.

the differenceDMoore
Oct 31, 2001 5:42 PM
Tubulars have tubes built right into them.
Clinchers use tubes, but they are a separate component.

Tubulars are sewn shut (into a tube, get it?) with the tube inside. Clinchers are open, which is why some are called "open tubulars" and they fit on the rim with the tube inside them.

The wheel design for tubulars is entirely different from the wheel design for clinchers, and they aren't cross compatible, except for those silly Tufo's.

Clinchers "clinch" on the rim, with the tire bead hooked inside the wheel's rim. Tubulars are glued onto the wheel.
Completely wrong?Kerry Irons
Oct 31, 2001 5:43 PM
Both have tubes. With clinchers, the tube is "removable" because the tire clinches the rim and the tube sits inside it. With a tubular (AKA sew-up), the tire has no bead, and is sewn aroung the tube. When inflated, tubulars are perfectly round (tubular!) and glued to a rim that has a concave surface with the same radius as the tire.