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 Post subject: Dugast Tubulars
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:28 am 
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I'm thinking of getting some Tubulars but, I'm not sure if I should get a Rhino XL or a Fast Bird or maybe even one and one?
Looking forward to some opinions.


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 Post subject: Re: Dugast Tubulars
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:25 am 
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Need to know a few things first, such as:
- Are you exclusively using the tyres for XC racing?
- What terrain do you ride in, i.e. hardpack, wet/loose?
- What rims are you using?

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 Post subject: Re: Dugast Tubulars
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:59 pm 
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-I will be riding Cross Country only.

-Where I ride it's usually dry, rocky, and hardpacked.

-I will be riding Drc tubolite rims.


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 Post subject: Re: Dugast Tubulars
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:02 pm 
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Fastbirds. Just felt them, never tried. But used Rhino XL. The good thing with Fastbirds is that the thread are much wider than Rhino where you only have threads in the middle. Should be better for cornering, roots and more.

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 Post subject: Re: Dugast Tubulars
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:12 pm 
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Do you think I should get a wider fastbird in the front and a thinner one in the back? Like a 50mm in the front and a 48mm in the back?


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 Post subject: Re: Dugast Tubulars
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:32 am 
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Dugast also makes tyres with a 3rd party thread on it. If you're really in doubt and know what tyres suit your riding the best I suggest giving them a call.

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 Post subject: Re: Dugast Tubulars
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:52 am 
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Tomstr wrote:
Dugast also makes tyres with a 3rd party thread on it. If you're really in doubt and know what tyres suit your riding the best I suggest giving them a call.


Yes, they do, but there could be a significant weight penalty. According to a Bike Mag test a while ago, they just cut off the sidewalls of the tires the customer supplies. What you end up with is an extra layer of casing. That layer is not there if you use Dugast's own tread, which is produced for the purpose.


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 Post subject: Re: Dugast Tubulars
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:22 pm 
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I actually like the dugast thread. It's just that I don't know which one to use. There isn't really a problem with me since I'm a 100lbs/45kg and, I'm a pretty small rider. So, thin tires wouldn't be a problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Dugast Tubulars
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:04 am 
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why not use 48mm front and rear if you're that light? I'm 60kg and used 47mm Rhinos before, enough volume for me. Uses Tufo XC2 Plus at the moment as they came with the wheels I bought

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 Post subject: Re: Dugast Tubulars
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:27 pm 
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You mean 48mm Fast birds?


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 Post subject: Re: Dugast Tubulars
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:16 am 
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yes, meant fast birds

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 Post subject: Re: Dugast Tubulars
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:44 pm 
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That could work. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Dugast Tubulars
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:46 am 
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We've been using a pair of Tufo XC2 plus tubulars and these have been good so far. They rolled very well over hard surfaces.

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 Post subject: Re: Dugast Tubulars
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:43 pm 
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+1. I love all of my Dugast tires, but this isn't a road/track/'cross application. I had received my tubular MTB wheels from Tufo pre-glued with (of course) Tufo tires. I was not expecting to like them as much as I do, but they are fast and durable. What more do you want in an MTB tire?


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 Post subject: Re: Dugast Tubulars
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:44 pm 
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Geoff,

I'm not really interested in Tufo, All I want is Dugast's white sidewalls on my bike! :thumbup:
So, it's pretty much Rhino XL or Fast Bird.


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