Plays in traffic
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes: 1996 Litespeed Classic, 2006 Trek Portland, 2013 Ribble Winter/Audax
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Disclaimer: I've never owned or ridden tubies.
I can't find it again to save my life, but the other day on Velonews there was a pic from the Giro of a bunch of bikes with Continental tubies, with the logo blacked-out. The caption said something like, "Many teams have switched to Continental Tubulars in place of sponsor-correct tires." It didn't say why, but the impression I got was that they were more robust. Robust is good for commuting.