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FrancisScotland
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Tubs

Postby FrancisScotland » Sat Jan 26, 2013 21:23 pm

New to the whole glueing tyres on thing and in need of a pair of tubs for my new wheels. Could get a good deal on schwalbe montellos or Ultremo Raceguards but really no clue what I'm looking for. Would be only used in crits if that helps, any advice on tubs would be great :D

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Re: Tubs

Postby thegreatdivide » Sat Jan 26, 2013 22:14 pm

It's got to be Vittoria Corsa Evo CX

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/TBV ... cx_tubular

New to tubs myself but I already ride Open Corsa's and latex tubes, so it was a no brainer when I took the next step.
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Re: Tubs

Postby mitchgixer6 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 09:16 am

I'm the same as the previous poster. Using open cx clinchers so opted for cx tubs. Yet to try them on the road though.

Depends on how much you want to spend. Most people say vittoria or Veloflex, but Veloflex are much more expensive. Ribble have the cx in 21mm for £31 each just now.

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Re: Tubs

Postby bernithebiker » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:41 am

I use CX Evo tubs too and they're very good, but I do find them a bit dodgy in the wet, I've had two front end washouts in 6 months....
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Re: Tubs

Postby sungod » Sun Jan 27, 2013 13:58 pm

as above, the evo cx has a reputation for poor grip in the wet, but if you'll only be riding dry miles they are good

i ride in the wet, been little choice in the uk for the last year has there! and use veloflex carbons

wet grip is good and they don't cut as easily as, say, conti's attack/force or gp4000s compounds

btw i've found the hard way that with the carbons you do need to scrape the latex off the basetape before mounting, otherwise when you come to change tyres most of the latex stays stuck to the rim - it's perfectly ok to put a new coat of glue over it and mount a new tyre, but the latex becomes a layer of glop, which adds weight, tends to squish out the sides when mounting, and probably increases rolling resistance
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Re: Tubs

Postby bernithebiker » Sun Jan 27, 2013 14:08 pm

Good to hear I'm not the only one to think so about the CX's. I try not to ride in the rain, but of course, sometimes, you just can't help it!
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Re: Tubs

Postby LegendLust » Sun Jan 27, 2013 16:13 pm

Stick with the Ultremo tubs - they're very good tyres


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