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 Post subject: Want to try TUBULARS
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:41 am 
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Good day, I wanted to get some basic direction on tubular, wheel sets. My budget was E-bay used set. So age and weight are not so important, I weight 190. Thanks;


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 Post subject: Re: Want to try TUBULARS
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If you just want to try tubulars have a look at the Kinlin TB25 or TB20 rim (for 25mm+ tubulars), laced 28/32 to some nice hubs and they should be a good platform to give tubular tyres a try on. If you can stretch the budget Ambrosio nemesis rims also have good reviews, 32/32 for those rims.

Otherwise if you wanted something more racy it's hard to go past the chinese carbon tubulars. If you can get them in a 24/28 drilling I think that'll be a better option for your weight compared to 20/24.

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 Post subject: Re: Want to try TUBULARS
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:47 am 
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There was a time when tubulars were better than clinchers. These days you buy exceptional clincher tyres, as well as tubeless tyres which match tubulars in performance. The only argument for using tubular tyres in races is that they are safer in the event of a puncture or tyre explosion... basically they will stay glued on the rim and give you a degree of control, rather than jumping off the rim.
In practice, I have never had a tyre jumping off the rim.

The big downside of tubulars is that they are big to carry around as spares and that repairing one is almost as expensive as buying a new one... a smal sub millimeter hole might result in having to bin an expensive tyre or spending a lot of money to have it fixed. You can learn how to repair tubulars, but it's not easy and some can't even be fixed (some Conti and Tufo for instance)

Obviously tubular carbon rims are lighter and more robust than the equivalent clinchers... whereas in the aluminium world there is hardly any difference


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