Forget the Ksyriums they weigh heaps.
I would recommend the Reynolds Stratus DV wheels. They are light and aero and extremely strong. You won't have to worry about speed wobbles and you won't feel any flex with these wheels.
Bruiser wrote:Tubular wheels are much lighter than clinchers but changing tyres is a problem.
Does anyone have experience with a sealant for punctures?
This is only now true if you buy carbon rims according to research I have done.
The lightest tubular aluminum rim in production I can find is the Ambrosio F-20 Crono, which weighs around 360gm. There are older rims around like the Wolber Profil A, which I weighed at 275gm, but sadly no longer a production item. The CR-350 and other Nb rims available from Taiwan weigh around 360gm as well. I'd love to be corrected about this.
There are still lighter tubulars available, from Veloflex and Tufo.
Now I got off my sad soapbox, I only have one experience with the Tufo sealant, I had multiple thorns in a Veloflex Criterium, so I thought I had nothing to lose by using the sealant. It plugged the small holes, and a year later I still have the tire in use.
spaniardclimber wrote:Or you could use TUFO rim tape and avoid glue.
I've used this stuff okay, but one thing sticks in my mind, what if you have a puncture? At least with glue you can lay on a new tubular and ride it, but with tape?
I train on clinchers, because it's quite expensive when you have to buy a new tubular and an inner tires is much smaller and easier to put in your shirt.
Where I race has lots of thorns so I've been steering away from tubies.
Tubie wheelsets tend to have a deeper scetion and would weigh more than a shallow rim, however the aero advantage is important to me.
Does anyone have a list for
Lightest Tubular Wheelset Currently Available?
I race out in Colorado (and did the Tour of the Gila in New Mexico last year) on lightweight Tufo tubies. I've had ONE puncture, and it was a nasty piece of glass.
I had zero issues at the Gila, which is known for having goatheads everywhere, even with shooting up the shoulder of the road to move up in the pack.
I put the sealant in all my tufos, and couldn't be happier with it in my cross tires (which I have never flatted).
We have catheads where I race but I imagine the probability of flats would be the same with clichers and tubies.
I've heard of riders using it with Tufo tyres, is it an option with other brands?
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