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Tire recommendations: training tubulars?

Old 02-10-09, 01:15 PM
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Tire recommendations: training tubulars?

I'm looking for a good, cheap tubular that's durable enough for training, but performs well enough for racing. In other words, not a silk Dugast but not a Vittoria Rally either. I was using Sprinter Gatorskins for a while, and several people have told me to stick with those. I've also heard good things about the regular Sprinters.

Any recommendations out there, besides "train on clinchers?"
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train on clinchers.
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Originally Posted by pretzelface View Post
good, cheap ... durable
Does not compute.
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What's wrong with training on Rallys?
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The Sprinters are about the only Tubulars I ever see anyone train on.
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I rode sprinter gatorskins for a year, racing and training, and they worked great. If you haven't had any problems why change?
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Originally Posted by Frunkin View Post
I rode sprinter gatorskins for a year, racing and training, and they worked great. If you haven't had any problems why change?
They seem to wear very quickly - I don't think I got 1500 miles out of the rear before it was worn square. Compare to the 3000+ I have on my GP4000 clincher rear...
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Maybe you could give the GP4000 tubular a shot then.
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Originally Posted by Cdy291 View Post
Maybe you could give the GP4000 tubular a shot then.
But at $100 per, I'd cry if I flatted one.
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Originally Posted by pretzelface View Post
But at $100 per, I'd cry if I flatted one.
The Continental Grand Prix 4000 Tubular is $70 at PBK. Maybe you'd just sniffle.
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Sorry to ring the clincher bell again, but the GP4000s at PBK are under $30 each, and if you flat one you can fix it quite easily...no cry/sniffle needed.
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Tubies are for racing, clinchers are for training.
Tubies are for racing, clinchers are for training.
Tubies are for racing, clinchers are for training.
Tubies are for racing, clinchers are for training.
Tubies are for racing, clinchers are for training.
Tubies are for racing, clinchers are for training.
Tubies are for racing, clinchers are for training.
Tubies are for racing, clinchers are for training.
Tubies are for racing, clinchers are for training.
Tubies are for racing, clinchers are for training.
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Originally Posted by pretzelface View Post
Any recommendations out there, besides "train on clinchers?"
Sure...train AND race on clinchers
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Originally Posted by pretzelface View Post
They seem to wear very quickly - I don't think I got 1500 miles out of the rear before it was worn square. Compare to the 3000+ I have on my GP4000 clincher rear...
I rode my rear until threads started showing, with no flats. No idea how many miles it actually was. Probably 2000+
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Dugast. Get another job if you have to.
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Originally Posted by pretzelface View Post
good, cheap, durable
Is that one of those "pick 2" kind of deals?
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Get 6 Yellow Jersey Servizio Corse tires for $100. when they wear out, discard. When they get flat, either fix it yourself or discard.

I think they roll just fine.

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Why would anyone train on tubulars?
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I'm agnostic, myself.




..but I train and race on tubulars, mostly.
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You should train with tubulars and race with clinchers.

I'll second Road Fan, the Servizio Corse are cheap and will last 3,000 miles on the back. Or you could go with a silk FMB.
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Conti Competition Tubular with Black Chilli and Vectran, cheaper than the GP 4000 tubular

http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=Y1020
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vittoria rally's. Good, durable and cheap.
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Der, I want to train on my tubies so I can be real fast and cool looking every where I go, but if I flat one I will cry so I want everyone here to tell me of a miracle option even though what I have now is out as good as it gets.

That pretty much sums it up.
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Yeah, if anything the Rallys are better than the Servizios, at least due to the Kevlar belt.
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