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Tufo's(5 posts)

Feb 28, 2002 10:05 AM
What's the buzz on these road tires. I bought a pair last fall and am looking forward to dry roads to ride them on. No races, just fast training and the occasional century.

I read the thread about tape and ruled that out. Glue is the automatic method for me. I'm wondering how they compare to the Vittoria's and Continental's. I used to ride Clement cottons so that gives you a clue to my age.

Just curious.
re: Tufo'snetso
Feb 28, 2002 11:15 AM
I think they arre great. The cornering as not as good as in the Vittorias or Continentals. However, they are fast.
I use glue also, do not like the tape.
Which model of Tufo?Rusty McNasty
Feb 28, 2002 4:44 PM
They make at least a dozen different tires. If you value a tire being nearly perfectly round (something clement's rarely were, and even Sprinters are not anymore), then you will be happy. Oh, and as for Vittorias-which ones? If you are comparing them to Rally or Formula Uno, well, they are not nearly as junky as those. Those 2 models really are just plain $h!t. Compared to Corsas, though, the big advantage is that Tufos will actually hold air overnight.
S-33 I thinkripSRV
Mar 1, 2002 6:25 AM
Now that you mention it I remember the Clement's weren't consistently very round. I just flashed back to red cement. I bought the heaviest Tufo's they make. What impresses me is the thick, hard tread. They seem like a stiff tire and they do certainly hold air at high psi for a long time. Have you tried their "tubular clincher"?
re: Tufo'sJimP
Mar 1, 2002 8:33 AM
I rode on Tufo tires last year and had 3 failures at the valve stem. The tires don't give the same cornering confidence as the Continentals and I got tired of riding only 500 miles and having to throw out the tire. The issue seemed to be that the tire was round at the start but deformed over time and wanted to squirm which caused the valve stems to separate from the tire. I have ridden Vittoria Corsa tires and the Crono which were great tires but I have more confidence when riding a Conti Comp GP 19 on the front and a Sprinter on the rear.