What tubular for LW ?

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vapiano
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by vapiano

Hi to everybody,
excuse me for the language, but not knowing the English I am using a translator.
I would be busy a question you: having the fortune, after months of savings, to have the LW
which are the tubular ones of quality comparable to those of the wheels to climb on?? :oops:

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tobias
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by tobias

hi,

just to keep it simple that´s my opinion about tubulars:

1.dugast (really expensive & hard to get)
2.veloflex
3.tufo

cheers

tobias.
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popawheelie
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by popawheelie

I like Tufo. They are rounder compared to Veloflex. They are made differently. No tube. The tire holds the air. Tufo have a sealant that you can put in them that keeps small holes form leaking and they have a new red tape that is great for mounting them. Just my opinion

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rico
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Vittoria Corsa CX. Grippy, tough, fast, last for ages. Racing them on my Lightweights.

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martin
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tobias wrote:hi,

just to keep it simple that´s my opinion about tubulars:

1.dugast (really expensive & hard to get)

Hard to get? i ordered them online and had them within days. The owner even made the effort to call me personally and clear some details.
I agree, they are expensive, but i think they follow the Lightweight Wheels' philosophy best: Handmade by specialists from the best possible material, and the exact opposite of mass produced mainstream stuff...

Martin
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mises
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by mises

In the US Veloflex prices have gone up so much this year the Dugast are only about $10 more per tire (and even less if he would stop unnecessarily charging VAT to the US). He seems to be doing a much better job forecasting demand too. It only took 2 weeks to my door for my order this spring.

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tobias
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by tobias

martin wrote:Hard to get? i ordered them online and had them within days. The owner even made the effort to call me personally and clear some details.
I agree, they are expensive, but i think they follow the Lightweight Wheels' philosophy best: Handmade by specialists from the best possible material, and the exact opposite of mass produced mainstream stuff...

Martin


hi martin
...you´re completely right. the only way to get them is
online. i just thought about tubulars which were available
in an italian cycling shop (because he´s living in italy).
cheers

tobias.
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C-40
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by C-40

So where do these amazing tyres come from- specifically that is?

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tobias
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by tobias

C-40 wrote:So where do these amazing tyres come from- specifically that is?


hi there,

just take a look:

http://www.a-dugast.com/

tobias.
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Joel
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by Joel

tobias wrote:..you´re completely right. the only way to get them is
online. i just thought about tubulars which were available
in an italian cycling shop (because he´s living in italy).
cheers

tobias.


Dugast tubulars are now made by a dutchman, formerly by a frenchman

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Samu Ilonen
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by Samu Ilonen

I will use Tufo S3 Lite <215g's. 21mm,light,black and fine rolling. Seem to be quite durable...and cheap.

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