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Sew-up v. Clincher for racing??(4 posts)

Sew-up v. Clincher for racing??Quack
Mar 22, 2002 10:26 AM
Does anyone out there have any data on percentages of riders running sew-ups v. clinchers. I am aware of the advantages/disadvantages of both designs but was wondering how many people actually still race on sew-ups.

Thanks in advance!!
I use sew-upsclimbo
Mar 24, 2002 6:18 PM
and so does 6 out of 10 guys on my team. Not to say that it's that much % in the races I do, it probably isn't but I appreciate the ride they give and have them for races only so it's not much hassle to glue them up every year.
I use sew upsLoren
Mar 26, 2002 5:19 PM

For the longest time I always used one set of rims for both training and racing. Old school at it's best.

The last three years I have used tubulars with my Nucleons. Will never go back to clinchers for racing situations again.

Mar 28, 2002 11:56 AM
Train on clinchers (cost.)
Race on sew-ups (feel, handling, weight, safety.)

I'd train on sew-ups if I could afford $70 flats.