Rubik wrote:possibleweenie wrote:
IF you are on hills, riding in clubs, in bunches, or even in pairs, or in any situation that requires you to brake relatively frequently...the answer is a solid, undeniable, NO. It will be very unsafe and you risk serious injury if you have a blow out on your front tire. This is regardless of whether you follow due protocol on braking pads, technique and so on.
Latex does not go well with carbon clinchers.
I don't know a single person that has experienced what you just described. Could be I ride with the luckiest people in the world, but probably not.
Maybe you are lucky. I wouldn't know. I really like using latex tubes in my tubed tires and I was thinking of getting carbon clinchers, but I was put off by many reports of the heat generated by the heat making latex fail. I do live in hilly areas so I did focus more on braking in descents rather than long rides.