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Old 07-03-16, 04:06 PM
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Might sound ignorant, Le Tour tires/wheels ?

Are clincher tires required by rules ?

If not are tubulers ever used ?

Sorry if it is total noob question :-).
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I thought only tubulars were used
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No.

Mostly.

Whatever.
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Originally Posted by Willbird View Post
Are clincher tires required by rules ?
Certainly not.

Tubular tires are ridden in the Pro peloton not only because they perform better in all aspects but that they can be safely ridden while de-flating/un-inflated until a wheel change is promptly provided.

Not true/safe w/ clinchers.

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Originally Posted by Bandera View Post
Certainly not.

Tubular tires are ridden in the Pro peloton not only because they perform better in all aspects but that they can be safely ridden while de-flating/un-inflated until a wheel change is promptly provided.

Not true/safe w/ clinchers.

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Also given the carbon wunder-rim hysteria to make things lighter....Carbon tubulars were reliable and durable enough for race use long before carbon clinchers reached the same state.
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Originally Posted by Bandera View Post
Certainly not.

Tubular tires are ridden in the Pro peloton not only because they perform better in all aspects but that they can be safely ridden while de-flating/un-inflated until a wheel change is promptly provided.

Not true/safe w/ clinchers.

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Totally makes sense :-). Was just thinking about in regards to some stuff non pro biking enthusiasts do and wondered how much crossed over. Had never even considered the wheel/tire part of the pro bikes before.

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It depends, they, being a Pro Team, depend on what the sponsor's money wants them to ride.
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Originally Posted by Bandera View Post
Certainly not.

Tubular tires are ridden in the Pro peloton not only because they perform better in all aspects but that they can be safely ridden while de-flating/un-inflated until a wheel change is promptly provided.

Not true/safe w/ clinchers.

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Tell that to Kelderman!
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Originally Posted by Mountain Mitch View Post
Tell that to Kelderman!
Depends on what exactly happened. If that was a bad glue job it is one thing...


If it was overheating the braking surface...a clincher probably would have exploded or the wheel itself would have failed resulting in much worse....because that incident could have been a ton worse on that descent.
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
Depends on what exactly happened. If that was a bad glue job it is one thing...


If it was overheating the braking surface...a clincher probably would have exploded or the wheel itself would have failed resulting in much worse....because that incident could have been a ton worse on that descent.
Exactly.

Should we also "tell that" to Sergio Henao who punctured in the chase but rode safely & w/ no drama across the finish line in Luchon on a flat rear tubular?

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