Anyone here ride them?
I use clinchers but then I am a mountain biker / pretend triathlete..
Planet x have a set of 40mm deep section wheels with aluminium breaking surface for £399??? I am sure they will swap those if clinchers scare you
Roadies say tubs are better, but then they also wear bike shoes / cleats that dont allow you to walk around in
I have not been on my MTB for a serious ride in 18 months
I use them for races and I've never had any trouble with them. Changing during a race is quicker than clinchers, and you won't have the problem of finding out a mile down the road after a flat that you hadn't got all of the glass out of the tyre. And they're light & fast.
Having said that though, there are a lot of very good clincher wheels these days, and if I was after a new set I might swap to those, just because they're a whole lot cheaper to run.
If you want to try some, I've got a PX 101/82 set you could have a go on. Heck, if Gladys can get round Regensburg on them they can't be bad...
O.rangeCannon... wrote (see)
I use clinchers but then I am a mountain biker / pretend triathlete..Planet x have a set of 40mm deep section wheels with aluminium breaking surface for £399??? I am sure they will swap those if clinchers scare you
I am picking my brand new PX Steaqlth with the 62mm clinchers up at the end of the month. I asked them to change from the 82/101 tubs and they did with no problems!
SlowEngineer wrote (see)
Well the P-x Exocet comes with 101/82's (though it is possible to downgrade this seems a waste?!) so if that's possible CD I'd be very interested! It's possible I could get a set of training clinchers to supplement these. This could limit my experience using them though so may ride tubs for sportives and some training too just to get used to them? In terms of failure... I've read everything from "it's practically impossible to replace tubs during a race" to "it can be quicker than clinchers"... either somebody isn't telling the truth or some people are much better at it than others. I would like to think that if I knew how to do it, I could be reasonably proficient. Nothing scares me more than the idea of the tire rolling off at speed during a race though! Couple all this with the fact I'm barely capable of making a decision on a bike, and I'm quite lost at the minute!
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