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AAny thoughts on Tufo Tubular Clinchers(6 posts)

AAny thoughts on Tufo Tubular Clincherslotterypick
Nov 17, 2003 2:59 PM
They say runs extremely high pressure. Can be made flat resistant. And safest in a blow out.

Any one here buying 'em?
re: AAny thoughts on Tufo Tubular Clinchersfeathers mcgraw
Nov 17, 2003 4:23 PM
A friend of mine uses the tubular clincher cross tire and runs very low pressures without pinch flatting. Another runs the tubular road tire with the carbon anti-flat layer and hasn't had a flat yet. He also really likes the ride. He gave me a set, but I haven't had a chance to try them yet. I do have a set of their tubular cross tires, which are nice.
Tubular Clinchers: The worst of both worldsMR_GRUMPY
Nov 17, 2003 4:37 PM
1) What good is extremely high pressure ?
extremely rough ride
2) How many flats do you have ? ?

3) Safest in a blow out ? ?
safer that what? If you blow any front tire in a high speed turn, you're going down.
Tufo Tubulars are ok. Much better than their tubular clinchers, but can't be properly repaired. You have to fill them with this "goo" stuff, that may clog the presta valve.
re: Any thoughts on Tufo Tubular Clinchersmpj
Nov 17, 2003 6:21 PM
I have used the Tufo Elite Cross 30 Clincher/tubular Cross tires on my Merckx Cross bike. The ride is excellent; and that is with aprox 100 psi in each tire. Very little rolling resistance; and incredibly smooth ride - BUT: just had my first problems, and that after only one month of use. Blew my rear Tufo, which is actually the first time I flatted this season.

I usually get about 2250 {2000 rear - 2500 front} miles out of my Michelin Pros - Road Tires. Anyway, these tires are 1 month old, and I only have 600 miles on them. Attempted to use sealant - did not work, as the hole was too large. What was really mind boggling is the fact that the rear Tufo is already showing EXCESSIVE wear! I would estimate that at least half of the thread is basically wiped out.

Maybe because I use the bike exclusively for road, as it's my winter bike; but regardless, the rear tire is worn real bad after only 600 miles? Pretty disappointing! $75.00 {per tire} down the drain! My front Tufo has also been loosing air, so don't know what's up with that? I sure love the way they ride; but cannot afford $150.00 on tires every month. I'm looking at alternatives. I guess that would be my input. Hope it's helpful?
wha?feathers mcgraw
Nov 17, 2003 8:55 PM
First of all, those big tires are rated for 65 psi max. Secondly, they're racing tires intended for off road use, with a softer tread for more traction. It's not surprising that the tire has worn quickly. If you ride exclusively on the road, why not use road tires? If you have to have fat knobbies, why not use the cheaper Prestige tires, or better yet, semi slicks?
My thoughts tooRoger2
Nov 18, 2003 10:03 AM
they're tacky cx tires, not road tires. I'd expect the same wear from any tire. I just don't think his experience is a good example.

I have the Tufo tubular clinchers, really like them as a CX or dirt riding specific tire. Also, in regard to the presta valve getting gunked up as another had said above. It may happen but you can actually take the head of the valve out and clean it up very easily.

my 2 cents