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    Senior Member Black wallnut's Avatar
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    What is the best value tubular for CX?

    I'm going to try tubulars this year in the Seattle area MFG series. The early races seem to be mostly dry and grassy, mid season to late season there has been mud. What would you recommend as an all purpose tubular tire that won't break the bank? <$75 each.


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    If you can pay a bit more I'd go for the PDX. It's a great tire if you only have one set of wheels. Really works well in everything and it's very durable. If that's too much $ then the Grifos would be next best. Not great in the mud but it'll do ok. Can usually find them in that price range too.

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    I like the Tufo Primus as an affordable all-purpose. But note that the mud we have in Florida CX likely bears no resemblance to Seattle mud.

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    Tufo primus flexus is my go-to all conditions tire. I haven't raced in Seattle, but it did grow up around there...it should be a decent full season tire.
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    Raced last season (MFG and SCX) on Challenge tubulars 32 Grifo rear/34 Fango front on my SS and it was awesome. If I can get a rear wheel sorted out for my geared bike I will run the same this season.

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    My sponsor LBS was able to get me Spesh Terra Tubulars for a good enough price. Thanks for all the replies.


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    I know OP has already addressed this, but for others who might click on this topic... You can get Clements or Challenge in the $100 range. More than the $75, OP as looking to spend, but you are probably going to have the tubulars 3-5 years assuming you don't have a catastrophic event with them. That's $5-$8 difference per year. If it is at all possible go with the tires you want. Changing tubulars is a much harder process than switching clinchers. Get what you want the first time around, it is cheaper in the long run.

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