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Training on Tubular or Clinchers

Postby skip9 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:13 am

How many of us train on Tubbies? I think we all know the benefits and disadvantages of both Tubbies and Clinchers but am interested to see how many train on them and how many km per wk you would do? I race on Tubbies an am considering the change to training on them also.
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Training on Tubular or Clinchers

Postby Axel Brawn » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:17 am

Train on vittoria pave clinchers. I had a flat on Sunday in the dandenongs and was very glad to not be on tubs. 10 mins later I was rolling again. I race on tuffo hi-composite tubs with latex sealant - had a slow leak once, nothing a little extra sealant didn't fix
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Re: Training on Tubular or Clinchers

Postby tripstobaltimore » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:38 am

I train on clinchers, purely for the convenience if a puncture does occur. Have a friend that trains on tubbies, not much more of a hassle (changing a tire is easier) you just have to carry a tire around with you.
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Training on Tubular or Clinchers

Postby Comedian » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:49 am

I though a clincher was when you have a near miss with a car. :(
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Training on Tubular or Clinchers

Postby DanielS » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:03 pm

What advantage is there to training on tubulars? I can't think of any.
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Re: Training on Tubular or Clinchers

Postby othy » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:20 pm

DanielS wrote:What advantage is there to training on tubulars? I can't think of any.


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Re: Training on Tubular or Clinchers

Postby ft_critical » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:57 pm

DanielS wrote:What advantage is there to training on tubulars? I can't think of any.


You probably weren’t thinking about glue then...
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Re: Training on Tubular or Clinchers

Postby DanielS » Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:32 pm

Glue is an advantage?
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Re: Training on Tubular or Clinchers

Postby TheSkyMovesSideways » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:02 pm

Seems to be a bit of naming confusion here: tubular, tubie, tubbie :D

Of course I don't necessarily endorse Sheldon's opinion!
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Re: Training on Tubular or Clinchers

Postby JV911 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:05 pm

DanielS wrote:Glue is an advantage?


maybe if you sniff it?
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Re: Training on Tubular or Clinchers

Postby ft_critical » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:57 pm

JV911 wrote:
DanielS wrote:Glue is an advantage?


maybe if you sniff it?



Mmmm, glue.
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Formula 1 Tyre Change...

Postby Quinns Rocks Roadie » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:14 pm

Decades ago I used to commute, train and race on tubulars and somehow had very few punctures.
Training on fast tyres helps with race speed, but nowadays with the advances in fast/lightweight clinchers I would say that the advantages of training on tubulars are much diminished.
Further factoring in the monetary cost and time cost of repairing tubulars, I would give the nod to training on fast clinchers and with the money saved spend up on the fastest tubulars for race days.
The further advantage of tubulars for racing is the speed that tubulars can be changed - with a bit of practice you can be back on the road in 90 seconds or less.

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Re: Training on Tubular or Clinchers

Postby foo on patrol » Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:30 am

Train on heavy gear, race on light gear that is a no brainer, so to answer your question -: Train on the heavier tubs and it does not matter if you use them for training because years ago when we had frames made for singles, they were to tight to run high pressure/clinchers in them, because the tyre diameter was to large. :wink:
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Re: Formula 1 Tyre Change...

Postby toppity » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:53 am

Quinns Rocks Roadie wrote:Decades ago I used to commute, train and race on tubulars and somehow had very few punctures.
Training on fast tyres helps with race speed, but nowadays with the advances in fast/lightweight clinchers I would say that the advantages of training on tubulars are much diminished.
Further factoring in the monetary cost and time cost of repairing tubulars, I would give the nod to training on fast clinchers and with the money saved spend up on the fastest tubulars for race days.
The further advantage of tubulars for racing is the speed that tubulars can be changed - with a bit of practice you can be back on the road in 90 seconds or less.

Eric.


I take it you have to be careful riding after a 90 second tubular change-over?
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