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Old 06-11-07, 08:40 AM   #1
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Zipp Tangente Tubulars--Anyone raced on these?

Just saw these on Zipp's website. They're out of stock right now so I've got some Vittoria Corsa Evo CX's coming for the new wheels, but I was curious if anyone had used these. They claim an additional 1-3 watt aerodynamic benefit with the dimpled tread, and they're pretty freakishly light at 232g.

Anyone tried them? There's a clincher version too that weighs in at 178g.

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I need to know what <$90 tubular tire folds up into the MOST COMPACT SPARE. My LBS recommended a Conti Podium, but @ $130, it was too pricey even for PCad's Bottomless Bike Schwag Budget.
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I need to know what <$90 tubular tire folds up into the MOST COMPACT SPARE.
This one.

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I wouldn't trust my post-flat fate to a can of aerosol goo DP.

How well does it work?
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Apparently pretty well from all I've read/heard. I've ordered one to keep in my pocket for RR's with no wheel van, or for a circuit with no free lap.
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^^^^ supposedly it works well. I carried a can of it with me , as well as a spare tubular when I did Brasstown Bald Century on my Zipp tubulars. According to reports it will take care of just about everything but cuts in the tire's casing. I figured with a spare and the Pit Stop, I could hadle two flats, including one catastrophic failure.
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freakin awsome

I have used it in a tufo and a veloflex and both times it has worked great and only adds a couple of grams.

Pete- the rolling resistance tests show the zipp tires to be ok but still not as good as the veloflex, dugast or fmb.
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those tires weigh more like 260grams from what we weighed at the shop.

I would just got with a competition, sprinter, or corsa cx.

Ive ridden the sprinters a bit and they are really nice, feel awesome in corners.
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I need to know what <$90 tubular tire folds up into the MOST COMPACT SPARE. My LBS recommended a Conti Podium, but @ $130, it was too pricey even for PCad's Bottomless Bike Schwag Budget.
One of the Tufos gets really small, like saddlebag small.
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I've ordered one to keep in my pocket for RR's with no wheel van, or for a circuit with no free lap.
Don't you need to take out the valve?
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Don't you need to take out the valve?
I hadn't heard this. That would be a major drawback considering the big valve extenders on the Zipps...
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Reportedly not

http://www.bikesportmichigan.com/rev...Pit-Stop.shtml
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no you don't

you only need to remove the valve with the tufo goo.
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I really wish I would have put the tufo stuff in before I glued the tire on, now I cant really due to the valve extender.
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no you don't

you only need to remove the valve with the tufo goo.
I stand corrected.
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Does this mean you can use Pit Stop on Zipps with valve extenders or not?
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yes you can pcad. Fill the tire spin it, after about a day or so you should be able to drain out the co2 and refill the tire. If you drain the tire the same day it will foam out a bit. After the tire is sealed the extra sealant will act as a puncture barrier for a couple months.
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By 'drain out the CO2' do you mean let out the gas by depressing the presta valve and refilling the tire with regular air from a pump?

Thanks, I'm going to check this stuff out.
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No. I'm off to ride my single-crystal-carbon frame.
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yes you can pcad. Fill the tire spin it, after about a day or so you should be able to drain out the co2 and refill the tire.
It's actually propane, so don't do it around an open flame.
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No. I'm off to ride my single-crystal-carbon frame.
Considering how much it costs to cast a little tiny single-crystal turbine blade, I shudder to think of how much a bicycle frame would cost.
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I need to know what <$90 tubular tire folds up into the MOST COMPACT SPARE. My LBS recommended a Conti Podium, but @ $130, it was too pricey even for PCad's Bottomless Bike Schwag Budget.
conti podiums $75 a pair buy it now on ebay. .
http://cgi.ebay.com/2-Continental-Po...7526QQihZ006QQ
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