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Clincher vs Tubular tires, Which is more Puncture Resistant & Cost Effective to Fix?

Old 08-28-19, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by jgwilliams View Post
As with so many things, it depends! I've been thinking about switching to tubeless recently. But then I realised that punctures aren't really a problem for me. However, riding regularly in London I sometimes have to do emergency stops, and it's very hard not to lock up your rear wheel when you do. When that happens you tend to tear a big chunk of the outer tyre off, exposing the cords. So I thought I'd rather stick with tubes as the tyres are cheaper - at the moment. That may well change, though, as tubeless is only going to grow in popularity.
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Old 08-29-19, 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Ever considered using your front brake more?
Yeah, yeah, everyone's a comedian! I'm talking full-on, close your eyes, yank on everything and pray type of emergency stop. It's hard to modulate the rear brake under those circumstances. If you've never had one of those then you're fortunate. It's not that common but, unless you ride like a granny on lorazepam I've rather accepted it's a fact of life on my commute.

Our Highway Code quite clearly states: Mirror, Signal, Manoevre. Unfortunately many people consider the first two as optional.
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Originally Posted by jgwilliams View Post
Yeah, yeah, everyone's a comedian! I'm talking full-on, close your eyes, yank on everything and pray type of emergency stop. It's hard to modulate the rear brake under those circumstances. If you've never had one of those then you're fortunate. It's not that common but, unless you ride like a granny on lorazepam I've rather accepted it's a fact of life on my commute.

Our Highway Code quite clearly states: Mirror, Signal, Manoevre. Unfortunately many people consider the first two as optional.

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