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Old 07-17-05, 09:09 AM
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What tire

would you recommend as a light weight everyday driver for the road that will last a while. Also how do you tell the differance from a clincher rim and a tubular rim is the difference one has a tube and one doesn't or what.
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Originally Posted by 92CamaroZ-28
would you recommend as a light weight everyday driver for the road that will last a while. Also how do you tell the differance from a clincher rim and a tubular rim is the difference one has a tube and one doesn't or what.
Folding (kevlar bead) tires weigh less than steel-bead tires. Other than that, lower weight generally means lower lifespan. Some manufacturers claim that tires made from carbon rubber (e.g., Panaracer, Avocet) will last longer than tires made from silca rubber.

Both clincher and tubular tires use tubes. A tubular tire (aka sew-up) has the tube sewn into the tire and the tire is glued to your rim. Unless you are a pro racer (or poseur), you are probably not using tubular tires.
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