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Tubes vs. Clinchers: Discuss

Old 08-05-08, 04:41 PM
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Tubes vs. Clinchers: Discuss

I'm building some new wheels for my fixed/free Langster and have always ridden tubed tires. Clinchers appear to be more of a hassle, but I'm not an expert, so I'd be interested in feedback, if anyone cares to comment.

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Old 08-05-08, 04:43 PM
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clinchers use tubes. sounds like you meant to say clinchers vs tubulars, in which case clinchers unless you plan to never get a flat.
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Clinchers, more sensible to city riding where a flat can occur at any minute.
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Do you mean tubeless - like some mountain bikes have?
I *think* there are some road sized too, but it is enough less common that I would stay away. You really want to avoid something that limits you at tire replacement time.

If you do mean tubulars (AKA sew ups) vs. clinchers - skip em. I used to run sew ups ... several decades ago when the only clinchers were HEAVY low pressure tires for tanks. But todays clinchers are so good that there is no point in even considering sew ups.
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why compromise .. use a clincher with a tubular INSIDE ! One of my friends used to do this, he also filled the tubular with slime. It made a friggin bombproof tire setup, but it was kinda heavy.
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Originally Posted by ksyrius View Post
why compromise .. use a clincher with a tubular INSIDE ! One of my friends used to do this, he also filled the tubular with slime. It made a friggin bombproof tire setup, but it was kinda heavy.
can you find the compromise here?
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