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Road Cycling Tubulars & Tubular clinchers

Road Cycling Tubulars & Tubular clinchers Road Cycling Tubulars & Tubular clinchers

Triathlon Tubulars & Tubular Clinchers

Triathlon Tubulars & Tubular Clinchers Triathlon Tubulars & Tubular Clinchers

Track Cycling Tubulars

Track Cycling Tubulars Track Cycling Tubulars

Cyclo-cross Tubulars

Cyclo-cross Tubulars Cyclo-cross Tubulars

Cycle-ball, artistic cycling Tubulars

Cycle-ball, artistic cycling Tubulars Cycle-ball, artistic cycling Tubulars

Wheelchair sports Tubulars

Wheelchair sports Tubulars Wheelchair sports Tubulars

MTB Tubular

MTB Tubular MTB Tubular

Storage

Store our tubular clincher tyres always in a dark and dry place. Best stored on a rim, inflated to 8 bars (115 psi).

Use

Always inflate the tyre according to the specifications on the tyre label. Check the tyre for possible damage before riding (wear, cuts, separation or bumps). Do not use damaged tyre.

After a ride, clean tyres thoroughly. Do not use any solvent based cleaners.

When using the tyres on a roller trainer, always inflate to the maximum air pressure as indicated on the tyre label. This will prevent the tyres from overheating and possible destruction.

What type of tyre to use?

This question is often discussed even amongst bicycle racers and top professionals and “correct answer” of an “expert cyclist” is often based on a grist of half truths, quite false assumptions and failures to understand basic facts. In reality, the answer to this question is not straightforward and generally valid because it depends on the use the bicycle and the tyre will be put to. Therefore, only general facts with characteristics of available tyre types can be listed here:

Tubular tyres

  • used by majority of competitive cyclists
  • from all tyre types they have the lowest rolling resistance
  • tubular tyre is the lightest in weight of all tyre types
  • tubular rim is lighter than clincher rim
  • possibility to use an inflation pressure higher than that employed in clincher type tyres
  • in case of fast deflation the rider’s stability and safety are not affected as much as in the case of clincher tyres
  • can be ridden flat in case of emergency
  • necessity to glue the tyre to the rim
  • the puncture repairs are not easy (does not apply to TUFO tubular tyres in combination with TUFO sealant, the repair is
  • easy and in many cases instant and cheap)

Clincher tyres

  • from all choices clincher tyre is the heaviest
  • necessity to use a much heavier inner tube, which adds more weight, and increases rolling resistance
  • necessity to use rim tape – an extra part and more weight
  • clincher type tyre is heavier than the tubular one
  • higher rolling resistance in comparison with tubular tyres
  • in case of a puncture, the repair is possible (not easy) or the tube has to be changed
  • no need to utilize glue, mounting is very difficult and sometimes impossible without using tools
  • after mounting it can be used immediately
  • in case of fast deflation, direct and instant effect on the rider’s stability and safety

TUFO tubular clincher tyres

  • totally new, revolutionary construction
  • low rolling resistance
  • no need to use a rim tape
  • low weight
  • no need to use glue
  • the easiest and fastest mounting from all types of tyres, no tools required
  • possibility of high inflation pressures
  • distinctly the safest behavior in case of flats without endangering the rider’s stability
  • in case of emergency it can be ridden flat
  • after mounting it can be used immediately
  • riding properties are equal to those of tubular tyres

SUMMARY

For racing purposes and quality training, or for a ride with feeling of lightness, tubular tyres are the obvious choice. Their main advantage is a significant saving on weight; not only of the weight of the tyre itself, but also of that of the rim. For the front and rear wheels this weight saving can total 500 grams in comparison with the clincher rims and tyres. Moreover, this weight saving is achieved on the circumference of the rotary parts (wheels) where, from the physical point of view, in case of acceleration, the low weight is much more important than the weight of solid parts of a bicycle. It is necessary to realize that races are won just by acceleration at the right and critical moment, such as final sprint, catch-up with the peloton, break off from the peloton. At the same time, low rolling resistance and safety in case of flats are strong arguments for tubular tyres.

TUFO tubular clincher tyre is quite universal. It can be used anywhere tubular or clincher tyres are presently utilized (road races, time trials, training, cyclo-cross events, cyclotourism…).

For those who switch from clincher type tyres to TUFO tubular clinchers, there is no extra investment. They only remove the clincher tyre, tube and rim tape replacing the three parts with only one - TUFO tubular clincher tyre. Everyone will be fast to realize the advantage of easy mounting and, in combination with TUFO sealant, the fastest and the most effective flat repair without having to remove the tyre off the rim.

 

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