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Any good/Reliable Tubular Tires?

Old 05-20-11, 09:42 AM
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Any good/Reliable Tubular Tires?

Building up a new set of new wheels and I was thinking of using Mavic Reflex rims (tubular). Of course I have all the misgivings of the p.i.t.a. tubulars can be, and since I'm such an indecisive person I'd like some opinions on tubulars

Just want some suggestions for some really strong puncture-resistant tubulars, and if they're useful for non-racers.
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As someone who has raced many miles on tubulars and like them, I've never felt the need to use them for non-racing.
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Try the Yellow Jersey tubulars, a guy I ride with really likes them, tells us every chance he gets.
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Originally Posted by rpeterson View Post
Try the Yellow Jersey tubulars, a guy I ride with really likes them, tells us every chance he gets.
Could you be more specific? All I found was a gaudy website that sells a bunch of hipster gear.
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Servizio Corse are good bargain ones to start with and are what I always think of when I read "Yellow Jersey sewups" --- 3 / $50.

Gaudy website? Pfft. State of the art 1997 style website!

You basically gotta call to order.
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Old 05-20-11, 08:35 PM
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As far as misgivings and PITA, I don't think they're any worse then riding a regular ol' non-protected clincher, which a lot of riders do. I tried Armadillos once hated the ride and didn't care for paying $50 apiece for them. Now I run Mr. Tuffies in all tires I can.

I've a sewup wheelset that I take out on special occasions mainly, when I think I can get out without riding in debris fields much.

Just get 3. Glue them all at once. Put 2 on wheels and put one in a bag to carry with you incase of on the road blowout. Ride home on freshly mounted tubular a little slower in the corners.
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Tubulars are a P.I.T.A. and expensive. Don't use unless racing. I always had good luck/prefer Challenge Criteriums or Vittoria's.
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
As someone who has raced many miles on tubulars and like them, I've never felt the need to use them for non-racing.
I see questions about tubs come up now-n-then on the C&V threads, and I've just started riding them myself. I'd be interested to know why they are so race specific to you. Other than the obvious reasons of convenience.
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Riding in chitty tubulars completely defeat the purpose of using tubulars these days in the first place. There are many clinchers that are pretty good for daily and racing use and their increased rolling resistance is such a tiny amount that it doesn't justify having to make a choice between clinchers and tubulars. A mute moronic point really.

The huge benefit to using tubulars over clinchers, and the only reason in my book really these days, is the comfort and feel factor. No excellent clincher comes even close. Anything else is just a mute point really. So, taking out the tubulars for a race only is completely impractical and moronic to me personally. Then again, this is like the guy that slaves himself to a car payment he can barely make just to have a car he takes out on sunny sundays. Moronic again.

This is coming from someone that has been riding tubulars exclusively for many years!
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I have had great luck and great rides with the Specialized S-Works Turbo Hell Of The North Tubular. I now have several thousand miles on one pair, less on two other wheel sets with them.
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I have had great luck and great rides with the Specialized S-Works Turbo Hell Of The North Tubular. I now have several thousand miles on one pair, less on two other wheel sets with them.
Did you happen to notice that no one has replied to this thread in over 11 years? Read it and let it sleep.
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Originally Posted by dgasmd View Post
Riding in chitty tubulars completely defeat the purpose of using tubulars these days in the first place. There are many clinchers that are pretty good for daily and racing use and their increased rolling resistance is such a tiny amount that it doesn't justify having to make a choice between clinchers and tubulars. A mute moronic point really.

The huge benefit to using tubulars over clinchers, and the only reason in my book really these days, is the comfort and feel factor. No excellent clincher comes even close. Anything else is just a mute point really. So, taking out the tubulars for a race only is completely impractical and moronic to me personally. Then again, this is like the guy that slaves himself to a car payment he can barely make just to have a car he takes out on sunny sundays. Moronic again.

This is coming from someone that has been riding tubulars exclusively for many years!
The word you are looking for is not mute.
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Originally Posted by colnago62 View Post
The word you are looking for is not mute.
Maybe he's figured it out in the last 10 years and 2 months.
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maybe he's figured it out in the last 10 years and 2 months.
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Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
Did you happen to notice that no one has replied to this thread in over 11 years? Read it and let it sleep.
If you're gonna heckle people for bumping a dormant thread (and in so doing, keep bumping it to the top yourself) you might as well contribute and steer them toward an active discussion: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...ubular-154679/
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I started reading it and saw "Yellow Jersey" and thought, "man, they've been out of business for a looooooong time". Then checked - yup - zombie thread.

Tubulars still kick butt btw.
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Holy crap they're still around. I swore they closed. Does say they got a new location in 2014... Wide Selection of Tubular Tires at Yellow Jersey . . . Always at a Great Price!

Google lists a review from last week even so... they're there.
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I have a few bikes that run tubulars, but they are just "spares" that have gone out of my rotation. My oldest brother however, still is a tubular man.

We were just discussing tubulars a few days ago. I forget the brand, but he runs a little bit of Stan's in his, and doesn't get flats. I have a pair of Tufos that have managed to stay pumped to the moon for years it seems. I am sure those tires have outlasted the tubular cement by about 5 years!
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
Holy crap they're still around. I swore they closed. Does say they got a new location in 2014... Wide Selection of Tubular Tires at Yellow Jersey . . . Always at a Great Price!

Google lists a review from last week even so... they're there.
Still the same old 1990s web site, too!
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Still the same old 1990s web site, too!
Says they charge $25 to build a wheel!
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Originally Posted by Erzulis Boat View Post
I have a few bikes that run tubulars, but they are just "spares" that have gone out of my rotation. My oldest brother however, still is a tubular man.

We were just discussing tubulars a few days ago. I forget the brand, but he runs a little bit of Stan's in his, and doesn't get flats. I have a pair of Tufos that have managed to stay pumped to the moon for years it seems. I am sure those tires have outlasted the tubular cement by about 5 years!
Clement/Donnelly are tubeless tubulars that are made by the Tufo factory and can run with sealant. We usually glue them and run them until there is a flat then we put sealant in them. After they have sealant in them they seem to turn the compound a bit harder within a year or two from that. Still runnable by all means but not as supple.
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Clement Campionato del Mondo silks are great. Oh wait, this is 2021.

Veloflex vlaanderen are nice.

I hear FMB Paris Roubaix silks in 30mm are to die for.
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
Holy crap they're still around. I swore they closed. Does say they got a new location in 2014... Wide Selection of Tubular Tires at Yellow Jersey . . . Always at a Great Price!

Google lists a review from last week even so... they're there.
Yeah I just called them like a month ago trying to find some old Sachs 7 speed IGH stuff and they had it but didn't want to sell without selling the hub and the customer had a perfectly working hub. I don't think YJ is going anywhere just like Larry Black in Maryland though we did loose Harris Cyclery recently so maybe there is a limit but so far these guys keep chugging along.
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