Originally Posted by San Rensho
Does anyone even make a 30-32mm sew up? Dugast has a 28mm sew up for over $200, but thats the widest I've seen.
Ok, there are some pretty large tubular cyclocross tires. I have a set of 32s from Challenger that I bought to convert my Woodrup to a snow bike - silly idea, really! I think when I was looking I saw some 28 mm or 30 mm diamond tread tubulars on Ebay, touted as a hard-surface cross tire. I bougt my Challengers from Schwab Cycles in Denver. They seem to specialize in competitive cycling (God knows how I got there!), and have a 'cross product line.
In ancient times there were teh Hutchinson Sprint and the Clement Elvezia, around 400 grams each. I had a set of Hutchinsons on 28 hole Nisi rims. I'm glad I can't find any now, I recall they were seen as poor.
I've never seen an extra-wide extra-strength tubular rim. I think these big cross tires are intended for standard tubular rims in 36 hole lacings. I think you just have to glue them good.
I did not like the ride. Tires are available for what I paid, which was a real deep discount. They have about 1 mile of pavement riding on them.