Disc tubular wheel – xtr?
Xtr tub wheels are available cheap (£600).
Can anyone see any reason these wouldnt work as a road wheel? At 1300g they are plenty light, lovely hubs and no wider than new school road wheels. I have a got a gt grade carbon, the stock wheels are nice and wide, so i was going to set them up as off road tyres, then get a nice set of tubs for road work.
I’m looking for a decent set of disc tubular wheels (I like tubs on road) so any other suggestions welcome, but 15mm axle front, 135 rear and discs pretty much throw any value out the window.Posted 1 year ago
They do a tubular which i assume is for posh xc bikes.Posted 1 year agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
I’ve just stuck road tubs on my CX rims (19mm internal width), and had initially thought I’d be restricted to big tyres, like 32s. From researching it, though, this is not the case and you have a lot of lattitude with matching sizes between tubs and rims because obv there’s no critical tyre interface at the edge of the rim. So a set of pave 27s fit great and I could have gone smaller.
Those xtr wheels do indeed look like a fantastic price – 26 mm wide sounds a bit on the wide side [are modern road rims really that wide?] but I think would be fine given the choice of tyres available.
I’ve been thinking of going the other way and getting a set of tubs for mountain biking – need the focus to widen a little bit from race-only though [ie light but not ultra-light, tyres a bit more robust].Posted 1 year ago
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