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Old 12-27-09, 07:09 PM
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Recent Tufo Experiences?

Tufo is a new sponsor, wanted to get some info on them. I've heard that their ride isn't that great, but I want to know about grip. Is there anything comparable to a Vittoria Pave 24mm?
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21
Tufo is a new sponsor, wanted to get some info on them. I've heard that their ride isn't that great, but I want to know about grip. Is there anything comparable to a Vittoria Pave 24mm?
Their simply chit!! Nothing will compare to the paves above. I use them too.
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I had some Tufo tubulars last season. They do not ride well. The casing is very stiff and the rubber is quite hard. I'd say that would cause them to last longer but two of them had catastrophic failures and could not be repaired with the sealant. I still have one left on a spare wheel which is holding up well. the rest of my tubulars are Vittoria.
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I, on the other hand, have been riding them for 8 years, the Elite series, and find them to be really nice tires, have had one flat due to a side wall slice, and also find them to be very true, particularly after the Conti tubulars that I use to ride.
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Originally Posted by Fox Farm
I, on the other hand, have been riding them for 8 years, the Elite series, and find them to be really nice tires, have had one flat due to a side wall slice, and also find them to be very true, particularly after the Conti tubulars that I use to ride.
heres the thing, cheap tubulars ride poorly...any brand. the high end models ride good...but then I ride on tufos on one road bike and contis on another bike. tufos are great for cross bikes, super light! I like the old vittorias and the veloflexes.
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I ride the Elite series as well, they are very good tires. Pretty much as good as anything I have used in 40 years of riding tubulars ( not counting the silks I used to be able to buy), but certainy as good as any cotton lined tire.

The S3 Lite < 215 is also a very good tire.
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21
Tufo is a new sponsor, wanted to get some info on them. I've heard that their ride isn't that great, but I want to know about grip. Is there anything comparable to a Vittoria Pave 24mm?
Originally Posted by dgasmd
Their simply chit!! Nothing will compare to the paves above. I use them too.
Do you guys race on Vittoria Pave or do you just use them for training? Just curious since I just got my first tubulars and still not sure what tires to put on them.
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I raced all season on the Pave's. They've literally saved my life on more than one occasion, they're my favorites, and I don't think I'm going to change.
They don't slow me down at all, and they're just a few grams heavier than a "regular" tire. I highly recommend them. The ability to confidently dive into a corner is unparalleled.
A few months ago I emailed Vittoria and thanked them for making the Pave's. Unfortunately, they didn't send me a few pairs for free, but I felt I needed to get it out there.
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21
I raced all season on the Pave's. They've literally saved my life on more than one occasion, they're my favorites, and I don't think I'm going to change.
They don't slow me down at all, and they're just a few grams heavier than a "regular" tire. I highly recommend them. The ability to confidently dive into a corner is unparalleled.
A few months ago I emailed Vittoria and thanked them for making the Pave's. Unfortunately, they didn't send me a few pairs for free, but I felt I needed to get it out there.

Thats very nice of you for sending them the thank you email.

I will definitelly look into those.

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