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Old 08-27-15, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by gtrob View Post
My LBS puts those tufos on their builds and Ive ridden on them a few times (not raced) with positive feedback. For the midrange, cheaper, track specific tire, I think they're great, and are about as cheap as it gets for pista tires. Nice high pressure, ok grip on wood. They are heavier than say a vittora, but so am I...

I've also seen the track clincher they make that carl mentioned, which has a very high PSI rating for a clincher....if you feel you must.
I find that Tufo tends to punch above it's weight class when you factor in price. As far as the super high PSI clinchers, be careful with those. Most rims aren't designed to take clinchers over 140 psi and may not be warranted for that. I've seen rim beads spread when we took a Vredestien Fortezza Tri-Comp to it's blow out pressure. It was the rim's sidewall bead that failed. Used a Silca to pump it up to about 185 PSI.

Edit: If you're talking about their tubular clincher tire, then all is good. The lateral forces on the rim sidewalls are low with that design.

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