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Old 03-07-12, 03:30 AM   #1
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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 ??

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Old 03-07-12, 08:23 AM   #2
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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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Commute much?

Sounds like he takes his commuting more serious than most!
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Old 03-07-12, 01:37 PM   #5
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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