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12th January 2013 #1
- Join Date
- Jul 2004
New Summer wheels...TUBS v CLINCHERS???
New Year Greeting's,
Been thinking about new summer wheels.....I currently ride 'Shimano Dura Ace C24 Clinchers' in winter / summertime, absolutely love them, BUT like all folk after awhile you wanna go one step further & upgrade ( or like the missus states....Just wanna spend money) :0).
What do folk recommend 'Tubs or Clinchers' plus how about going full carbon???..... I will be using these only in summertime on my 'Trek Madone' on UK roads on a regular basis training plus the odd race.
I do fancy the Shimano upgrade to either Dura Ace C35's or 50's...or the Mavic's have had a number good comments during club runs.
Or the bottom line, should I just stick to what I got 'DURA ACE C24's'???
Recommendation's please folks???.....Many thanx.
Happy New Year!!!
12th January 2013 #2
Can't see the point in tubs these days. In fact I've never had a clumate who rode tubs except when racing since I started in '81! Modern tyres (and latex tubes) and rims coupled with ease of fixing punctures make it a no brainer. Unless you just wan't 'em - in which case go for it!
15th January 2013 #3
- Join Date
- Jul 2004
Clinchers for convenience and ease of fixing punctures at the roadside, tubs for racing. People will tell you tubs are fairly simple to change at the roadside. I'd ask these people as easy and dependable as changing a tube in a clincher tyre setup?
If you want some deep section carbon clincher or tubular wheels. Look at http://www.wheelsmith.co.uk they build good wheels, they use a brand of carbon rim by Gigantex which is dependable even in a clincher format. Will be a lot cheaper and satisfy the bling criteria.
Or if you don't want to swap pads and would like a aluminium brake track go for these, again alot cheaper and about the same weight, yes hubs not as good as the duraace but as summer blingy wheels very good and no delamination issues as alu brake track. http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/c/q/wheels
15th January 2013 #4
Yes definitely tubs for racing clinchers for training. Swapping brake pads can be a pain so either use the same brake track material for all wheels on a particular bike or minimise changes.
15th January 2013 #5
Wait I reckon 2013 will see the advent of some decent Tubeless tyres/wheel combos.
Tubeless is the futureCarbon, without it life would not exist.
17th January 2013 #6
Back in the day changing a tub roadside took about a minute, rip the old one off, take the new one out from under the seat, bit of air, plonk it on , more air and go.
Needless to say the sphincter tightening fear of the first corner with a tub essentially laid over some old glue offset any advantage!
17th January 2013 #7
And as for trying to find a puncture in a tub
Egyptian cotton, getting high on tub cement without meaning to, jumpers for goalposts...
... thank God for good clinchers!
17th January 2013 #8
- Join Date
- Nov 2011
Are your C24's the tubeless or non-tubeless version? I have the C24 tubeless version with Hutchison tubless tyres and it's a great combination.
The wheel is not as light as some others but the hubs are super smooth and I find whilst descending that as they are so smooth I actually pull away from other riders. This takes into account that I'm lighter than some of those riders too.
If you want to go deep rim then the C50's look very nice and you will get the same hubs. Otherwise on my TT machine I have some 60mm clinchers from Planet X which are aluminium brake track and carbon faring on the rim. The freewheel is not as smooth as the Shimano's but they are much cheaper and I find pretty good aero-wise.