Which Tubulars Brake Best

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Squashednuts
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It’s been a wee while since I’ve posted...got side tracked

I’m selling my Focus Izalco Max Disc and looking at building a 5.7kg Fuji SL

Rim brake tubular wheels aren’t renowned for their breaking but some wheels must be better than others

I’m looking at Caden, DeCadence 49mm - weight just over 1kg, less than 2k NZ$
I’ve previously owned a set of their tubular disc brakes and loved them

Or a second hand set of Bora Ones, cheaper but heavier

Which tubular wheels are the best at braking?

Buy once, cry once
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by alcatraz

Depending on how much "weight" good braking is worth to you, bora ultra 35 must be in the top5.

Then there are Bontrager xxx 2 wheels.

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Tubular alloy rims.

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It depends on width too. Ax lightness are supposed to be very good but are narrow. Same for Xentis although they make a wider one now but weight isn't much better than Boras so you might as well choose Boras.

Oh, and last option is FSE. You can get 25x25 at 1kg and they have very strong braking. My set had a lot of vibration when braking but I'm the only one who's had that issue.

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by Imaking20

Are rim brake tubulars LESS renowned for braking than rim brake clinchers? Tubulars don't have to worry about a tire bead caving from heat. Part of why I ride tubulars is I've found the braking to be better.

Anywho, another vote for FSE
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Thank you for your insight
I’m going to buy 49mm DeCadence wheels from Caden

Under $2k NZ$ including shipping and import taxes

Only 1080g, which is reasonably light

Price includes lightweight skewers 27g front & 30g back, rim tape and valve extenders

The owner, Ben, assures me that braking is okay...so must be true...

I’ll post my thoughts once I ridden them a bit
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Squashednuts wrote: The owner, Ben, assures me that braking is okay...so must be true...
Okay???...
https://youtu.be/l9jIc7E52m0
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Calnago wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Squashednuts wrote: The owner, Ben, assures me that braking is okay...so must be true...
Okay???...
https://youtu.be/l9jIc7E52m0
“yes my brake surface was the #1 priority when developing the wheels and brakes very very well wet or dry.”
Where his actual words
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Okay then....
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Squashednuts wrote:Only 1080g, which is reasonably light
.....
I’ll post my thoughts once I ridden them a bit
Reasonably light... that's a big understatement. It's impressive these days. At the time when people post their bikes weighting 7.5-8kg saying that's OK.
Who else can offer that weight with this profile?
And please when you put some miles on them do share your thoughts.

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Coming from disc brakes you better aim for higher than allright.

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Campagnolo or Fulcrum AC3 surface is better than anything I have used, alloy or carbon.


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Imaking20 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:16 am
Are rim brake tubulars LESS renowned for braking than rim brake clinchers? Tubulars don't have to worry about a tire bead caving from heat. Part of why I ride tubulars is I've found the braking to be better.

Anywho, another vote for FSE
My set of FSE wheels were rock solid! I used campy red pads and the braking was pretty damn good! I also wonder why brake vibration only surfaces on the front and not the rear... I never hear anyone say "I have brake vibration in the rear.." Could it simply be pads that create a hop and front end sturdiness? I had vibration on my Schmolke 30 TLO wheels. I wouldn't say it was a vibration more of a grab on and off feeling... Bought new pads, and vibration was gone... I'm chalking that up to my pads wearing in an uneven pattern.. I'm looking to build up a set of FSE 45 wheels because my 25 FSE's were so good.
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Calnago wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Squashednuts wrote: The owner, Ben, assures me that braking is okay...so must be true...
Okay???...
https://youtu.be/l9jIc7E52m0
Hahahaha love it.

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