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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 3:32 am 
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I conducted a search and got close to nil as far as a good review or anything. I have a set of these tires and I just want to know how they ride before I mount em up....if they're crap i'm selling them. My main concern is cornering.

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 6:00 am 
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If they are anything like the other Tufo stuff, get rid of them. Their rolling resistance will be seriously poor


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 7:06 am 
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It difficult to find somthing nice to say about them- but I've found they are good for high mileage since the tread is thick, they mount straight, and they hold air for weeks. However, they ride like garden hose and corner like they are made of plastic. How a tire that weighs pretty light can ride so heavy seriously defy the laws of physics. After riding these a while, even Sprinters or the 20$ Vittoria Rally tires feel and handle awesome. That said, I use them, honestly, for commuting since all my wheels are tubular and I got them for free. The set on my bike have lasted well over 3000 miles and I've been able to seal all the flats with Stans. So I'd buy another set if you want to sell them.

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:50 am 
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I'll say something nice, they make great spare tires.

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 11:27 am 
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You cant patch them and they ride like crap.


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 6:14 pm 
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I agree with rustychain. I use used tufo tubulars as spares (especially the very light and narrower tires) because you can roll them in a very small package.
If you read the tests about rolling resistance, you can't give them god points though...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:21 am 
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Hi,

rustychain wrote:
I'll say something nice, they make great spare tires.


That's pure masochism.

Ciao, ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:57 am 
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They do fold the smallest for their width.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:37 pm 
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Hi,

How so?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:46 am 
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Not only do they fold up small but hold up well folded. I've been using the same tire for years. I only use it to finish my ride and always put a good tire back on when I get home. While I agree with just about every bad thing ever said about these tires they make great spares. Really
Only bad thing is I have to keep it in a sock so my friends don't know

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:38 am 
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rustychain wrote:
Not only do they fold up small but hold up well folded. I've been using the same tire for years. I only use it to finish my ride and always put a good tire back on when I get home. While I agree with just about every bad thing ever said about these tires they make great spares. Really
Only bad thing is I have to keep it in a sock so my friends don't know

You are using the 160g one as a spare?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:17 pm 
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They are the most flat resistant and cut resistant tubular that I have come across in 32 years of training and racing. I highly recommend them for rides or races where you encounter some really rough (especially sharp gravel) conditions. That being said I agree with the other posters that they ride relatively "heavy" and harsh.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:01 am 
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Hi,

Is that supposed to be meant in a funny way somehow?

I don't think those tubs are in anyway more puncture resistant than the worst tubulars I know off and they ride like a bad piece of cardboard.

Yeah, they fold up nicely and they're light too but what's the point?
Isn't the very purpose of carrying a spare being able to return to base without further flats? Which can happen anyhow at any given moment with any given tyre, but that doesn't mean you have to pick to worst of the worst. Does it?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:45 am 
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fdegrove- I am just curious, have you actually ridden these Tufo Elite Ride tubulars?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:41 am 
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They have always got me home without issue. Thinking back they even survived a short section of gravel one time.

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