What tubular cross tyres do you run?
I’ve only ever ran grifo’s (done 2 seasons now) and the grip can be interesting when it gets really wet. I noticed even on drier courses racers were running a mud tub up front (limus )
So what tubular tyres do people run for cross and have you got a 2nd set or 2nd front wheel for muddy conditions?
Was looking at the clement pdx or the FMB supermudPosted 4 years ago
reading reviews it seems the clement pd are rated very highly. They are made by tufo and aren’t like other tubulars as it’s a tubeless tubular 😯
here is no innertube, instead the entire casing is airtight. This creates a very light-weight tire, but more importantly it is very resistant to punctures. The tire accepts sealant liquid easily, and typical punctures can be quickly sealed from the inside.
Crossjunkie really rates the fmb supermudPosted 4 years agoLSMember
Racing Ralphs, FMB SSC Sprints, FMB SSCs, FMB Supermud when it’s filthy.
Stopped using Dugast a couple of years ago as they’re so shonkily put together, FMBs are far superior.
Haven’t tried ‘new’ Clements yet but the above four cover me for all conditions, in fact the Ralphs make the SSC sprints obsolete really.Posted 4 years agoThe Swedish ChefMember
Ran Tufo Cubus Flexus front and rear last year and liked them, although the sidewalls are not that flexible, however they are excellent in the mud!
This year I’ve got a file tread Vittoria XN on the front and kept the Cubus on the rear, so far this has been excellent. The Vittoria has really soft sidewalls that you can feel giving/increasing the contact patch as you corner. link to wiggle
Have tried Dugast, a lot of extra hassle with the aquaseal and they wear out super quick, for racing only!
Would very much like to try FMB’s next.Posted 4 years agocrispycrossMember
For utter filth, there doesn’t seem to be much between FMB supermuds (V. nice but flippin expensive at £80!) Dugast Rhinos (yes, you need to seal them, big deal, but they do grip well and if you look after them, the tread gets pretty worn before the carcass rots. You can pick them up for less than £60 now.) and Challenge Limus (same price, maybe a bit less flexible but not much in it.) Last weekend, the front-runners at Abergavenny were on a mixture of these. Needless to say, the good riders also have the skill to handle them at speed with silly pressures.Posted 4 years agobarrykellettMember
I can’t afford more than one set of Tubs set up, so I Figured you get about 1 out of 10 races where it is dry and the rest are a mud fest so I’ll take the rolling resistance in that one race.
So far we have had two of the driest dustiest CX races I have ever experienced!!
But this weekend is going to be pure filth 🙂Posted 4 years agokirk92Member
slightly off topic but specialized tubs are currently very good value at sigma sport (cheaper than the similar clinchers!), great service I received my tracers today ordered Tuesday afternoon.Posted 4 years ago
Sorry tried but failed to post a link, anyway google sigma sport and use their search to find the tubs.
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