The foundations for successful riding
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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.
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
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.
Seems to be a bit of naming confusion here: tubular, tubie, tubbie
Of course I don't necessarily endorse Sheldon's opinion!
Last edited by TheSkyMovesSideways on Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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.
Newer does not automatically mean betterer.
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.
I don't suffer fools easily and so long as you have done your best,you should have no regrets.
I take it you have to be careful riding after a 90 second tubular change-over?
I ride several bicycles, but not at once.
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