Tubular or Clincher

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Do you usually ride clinchers or tubulars?

Tubular
143
42%
Clincher
171
51%
Tubeless
24
7%
 
Total votes: 338

sethjs
Posts: 96
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:02 pm
Location: San Francisco, CA

by sethjs

Wondering what the bulk of folks are dominantly running.

Wookski
Posts: 558
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:51 am

by Wookski

Tubular for radness and WW, clinchers for practicality and tubeless has no place on a road bike!

Marin
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Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:48 am
Location: Vienna Austria

by Marin

Clinchers, and experimenting with tubeless.

fh8425
Posts: 140
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:20 pm

by fh8425

clincher with campy rims on the road ...

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ak47
Posts: 345
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:57 pm

by ak47

Moved to tubulars last summer and I am not coming back to clinchers. That said I would choose clinchers for some specific purposes like really high mileage training (I'm no longer racing), going abroad for some warm riding during the winter (I wouldn't want to have a tubular puncture there or have to change a flat and glue in a hurry before next day of riding), or bad weather riding (doesn't make sense).

Sweetbabyj45
Posts: 98
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:37 am

by Sweetbabyj45

Moved to tubular wheels a number of years back and haven't gone back to clinchers, though the new clincher tech is pretty enticing.

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Zigmeister
Posts: 921
Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:09 pm

by Zigmeister

Why no option for both? I use clinchers for training, and tubulars for fast/flat training and racing. When I 'm out in the sticks, I want my clinchers..when racing, so what, got a wheel truck and better/deeper wheels for that.

BikeAnon
Posts: 399
Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:36 pm
Location: NY USA

by BikeAnon

Zigmeister wrote:Why no option for both? ....

Do you usually ride clinchers or tubulars?


:wink:

Only you get to decide what it is you do most. :beerchug:

sd5500
Posts: 160
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:32 pm

by sd5500

Dumped my racing tubular wheels for clinchers. With new clincher tires and latex tubes, they feel just as fast and smooth as expensive tubulars. I'll lose a couple extra pounds to make up the increase in wheel weight ;)

Wookski
Posts: 558
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by Wookski

sd5500 wrote:Dumped my racing tubular wheels for clinchers. With new clincher tires and latex tubes, they feel just as fast and smooth as expensive tubulars. I'll lose a couple extra pounds to make up the increase in wheel weight ;)


Doesn't that go against the whole point of this site :D

tomycs
Posts: 53
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:06 pm

by tomycs

clincher on front, tubular on rear wheel :)
I ride both about the same, clincher more in winter and tubs in summer.

sd5500
Posts: 160
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:32 pm

by sd5500

Wookski wrote:
sd5500 wrote:Dumped my racing tubular wheels for clinchers. With new clincher tires and latex tubes, they feel just as fast and smooth as expensive tubulars. I'll lose a couple extra pounds to make up the increase in wheel weight ;)


Doesn't that go against the whole point of this site :D


shhhhhh....please :)

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LouisN
Posts: 2327
Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:44 am
Location: Canada

by LouisN

I prefer tubulars. Ride them 90% of the time outside, from april to october.

I was trying to find a recent tubular tires Crr test to find the lowest resistance rolling tubular but without much sucess...


Louis :)

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Rick
Posts: 2021
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:30 pm

by Rick

Clinchers: Last time I rode tubulars I had 4 flats in one day. Not the tubulars' fault, but just too expensive to keep that sort of thing up. :)

of course that was back before liquid sealants, but I am set in my ways now.

jimborello
Posts: 285
Joined: Sun May 31, 2009 5:07 am

by jimborello

Tubular of course!!!

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