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Old 02-04-19, 07:52 PM
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Best Tubulars for the tandem

I realize maybe 5 people to nobody rides tubulars on the tandem. I think they are perfect for tandems. They take very high pressure and roll so nicely. The tubular rim construction is superior to the clincher. I have used both, but the first thing I set out to do on my new (5th one) tandem was get the wheels right. Tubulars required.

I have a few favorites I plan to try:
Vlaanderen https://www.veloflex.it/en/tubulars/...nderen?lang=en
Vittoria Corsa G+ 25 or 28
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Old 02-05-19, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Doge View Post
I realize maybe 5 people to nobody rides tubulars ̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶t̶a̶n̶d̶e̶m̶.
I think you are right with respect to this forum, maybe even including everywhere east of the Continental Divide. Rock on.
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We have a pair of tubular Nimble trispokes that we used for racing...tended to go with Contis as I felt they were a little more robust than the Veloflex or Vittorias, but this was a couple of tire generations back before the trend toward wider tires got going. I'd probably do the Vittoria Corsa Control if I were putting new tires on now.
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Old 02-06-19, 09:48 AM
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We have a pair of tubular Nimble trispokes that we used for racing...tended to go with Contis as I felt they were a little more robust than the Veloflex or Vittorias, but this was a couple of tire generations back before the trend toward wider tires got going. I'd probably do the Vittoria Corsa Control if I were putting new tires on now.
I had a Nimble Crosswind made for the tandem. It is thicker material. Many miles later the brake surfaces are wearing thin. I just stopped using it.
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Tubulars required.
cira 1985 maybe.
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