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No complaints so far- light, stiff and reliable.
I also got a set of FRM XMD333 pre-builts as a spare (once bitten...). They also seem pretty good, though I haven't put much time on them.
Yeah, I'm disappointed that the tubulars didn't work out. I really wanted them to. They'd probably be better on a wider rim and the Fast Birds are probably better than a clincher glued onto a tub carcass (which is essentially what FMB did for me), but I just can't see the advantrages outweighing the cost and lack of easy repairability.
No fault of the wheelbuilder though! I used the tub wheels on an urban crit-style MTB race with 25mm Dugast Roubaix. Despite a couple of sets of long steep stairs on each lap they held up fine.
with another year gone by, what's the consensus on MTB tubulars? i like to run 2.25 racing ralphs, tubeless. i'm most interested in the dugast fast birds as they're available in 52.
Privateer wrote:I had FMB make me a pair of 29er tubs using Furious Fred treads. I don't remember the exact weight, but they were close to 600g each, in a 50mm width. I was unlucky- one punctured on my first ride. Not light, not puncture resistant, no grip, expensive, and no discernable improvement in ride quality over a tubeless set-up.
Don't get me wrong on FMB- their road and 'cross tubs are brilliant. The MTB ones just didn't work out for me. My very poor choice of tread didn't help.
man, i took one look at a set of furious freds and realized that tread would never stand up to any riding where i live (western US, rocky mountains), so i didn't even bother to try them. are the fast birds similar? i haven't seen them in person.
never used tape, helped one friend with it once but will never use it. So much easier to know what you're doing and how much you put on with glue.
Sitting and thinking of I should get FMB or Schwalbe tubulars for next year. Think Dugast has a bit to bad sidewalls and like FMB better on road and CX and Tufo is nothing funny, just hard. Good thing with Tufo is that they are reliable and light.
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cerro wrote:Sitting and thinking of I should get FMB or Schwalbe tubulars for next year. Think Dugast has a bit to bad sidewalls and like FMB better on road and CX and Tufo is nothing funny, just hard. Good thing with Tufo is that they are reliable and light.
FMB....for MTB use? what would you ride? i don't see anything suitable in the line-up.
There you have them, seems like same thread as Challenge The One. Will ride them in Norway and hopefully some racing in Portugal.
thanks! i'd never seen those before. do you have any info on widths and weights? are the sidewalls treated in the same way as their CX tires?
is that the only tread pattern offered?
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