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Tubulars for road races?

Old 06-07-07, 06:18 PM
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Tubulars for road races?

Tubulars make buku sense for crits. What about longish road stages? I assume the pro pelotons are riding them - they have the support (spare bikes/wheels/etc). What about in the amateur ranks?
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You might have better luck posting this in the racing subforum.
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I always raced on tubulars .. road & crit. Now that I have a "modern" bike, I need to buy new wheels and am trying to find some budget tubulars.
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typicslly, you have a wheel car following the peleton, so you can get a spare wheel. And if you had to fix the flat yourselef your race would be over tubular or clincher.
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01
I always raced on tubulars .. road & crit. Now that I have a "modern" bike, I need to buy new wheels and am trying to find some budget tubulars.
My faves: Vittoria Rallye and Gommitalia.
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Road Races are always on Conti Competitions.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
typicslly, you have a wheel car following the peleton, so you can get a spare wheel. And if you had to fix the flat yourselef your race would be over tubular or clincher.
Perhaps in YOUR races you have a car...
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