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    Cheap carbon tubular rims, any good ??

    I look for a carbon tubular rims, it seems a good cheap carbon tubular rims, $292.95, using basalt carbon fiber to increase the braking performance

    Anyone bought one ??

    Any good ??
    Last edited by Siu Blue Wind; 03-07-12 at 09:31 AM.

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    Commute much?

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    Probably aren't going to get much help here chief. Not really an everyday commuter kinda rim... to me cheap carbon tubulars are an oxymoron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan s View Post
    Commute much?

    Sounds like he takes his commuting more serious than most!
    Riding 19 Years of Specialized Sirrus Tradition.
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    I don't consider a $146.oo rim, cheap, myself.
    But I don't have a $100k+ a year IT job with benefits, either.

    Mmm Spam , meat in a can, on Tropical Islands with out fridges is popular..

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    Tubulars are awesome, especially if someone else glues them for you. Carbon wheels are wonderful. Most commuters don't go to and from work on this sort of gear. Do you really want to lock your bike up to a public rack and then leave it there while you work?

    I'm not using 'you' to refer to the OP; this thread is an obvious attempt to 'steal' some free advertising.
    Don't believe everything you think.

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    I commuted on carbon tubulars once. I had just glued up new tires and wanted to test them out on an easy Friday ride work before racing on them Saturday.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    The thought of a flat with a tubular tire during a commute make the thought of tubulars for my commuter a non-starter. The best clinchers are as good or nearly as good as the best tubulars, without the gluing hassle and problems associated with getting a flat.
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    Simply awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kojak View Post
    The thought of a flat with a tubular tire during a commute make the thought of tubulars for my commuter a non-starter. The best clinchers are as good or nearly as good as the best tubulars, without the gluing hassle and problems associated with getting a flat.
    Tubulars flat much less often than clinchers, and you can ride a flat tub, just a bit more slowly.
    Don't believe everything you think.

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