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Schmolke TLO Tubulars in da house!

Old 12-14-16, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave Mayer View Post
Wider tires on wide tubular rims will provide some miniscule aero benefits relative to wider tires on conventional (20mm) tubular rims. But 22mm tires on conventional tubular rims would have less frontal profile, they would be even more aero. And a lot lighter.

The reason for the recent fat tire thing is to provide the extra air volume so that riders on clinchers don't get as many pinch flats. But since tubulars are basically immune to pinch flats (the smooth rim profile), this trend does not translate over to them. So you can run 22mm tubulars at lower pressures over bumpy terrain, and not have to worry. I do this almost daily.

So once again, the benefits of tubulars are manifested: lower weight, less fragile rims, immune from pinch flats, and much safer after a blowout. And you don't have to run fat (heavy) rims and tires to benefit from lower inflation pressures.
you didn't address rolling resistance. New data shows wider tires have less rolling resistance than narrower tires. Most of the peloton are running 25mm now.
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Old 07-16-17, 03:24 PM
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From the super nice folks are Fairwheel. 1040g on my scale. I'll get them glued up this week and post a ride report asap...


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Hey-hey! Can you tell me a little bit more about the wheels? What kind of spokes did you go with? What about the nipples? It weighs a bit more than I'd expect with Tune hubs.

Over the past 6 month how did they hold up? Do you still riding these? What about the hubs? Are those Tune MIG70 / MAG 170?

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by nemeseri View Post
Hey-hey! Can you tell me a little bit more about the wheels? What kind of spokes did you go with? What about the nipples? It weighs a bit more than I'd expect with Tune hubs.

Over the past 6 month how did they hold up? Do you still riding these? What about the hubs? Are those Tune MIG70 / MAG 170?

Thanks!
I think these are Sapim X-rays. Don't know about the nips. They are straight, fast and light. Tune hubs are smooth as butter. No problems at all. Love these wheels so much I bought Schmolke 45 TLO clinchers too!
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Why did you cross the front spokes?
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Why did you cross the front spokes?

I didn't. They were built by Fairwheel...

https://fairwheelbikes.com/
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