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    tufo cubus

    Has anyone tried this new tubular yet? I am considering buying my first set of tubulars for pacific northwest conditions & am torn between using theses Fangos or Grifos or tubular Racing Ralph. I am looking for the best all around solution for normally wet conditions.

    The other option I am considering is Michelin Muds with No Tubes kit.

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    mud with notubes work well
    i ride them since years on several rims .


    fango is better in mud than grifo.

    i dont like tufos ,because i had a lot of flats with them

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    With the Mud & a No Tubes set-up how low can you with your tire pressure? I have been staying away from the No tubes because I hear about "air burping" problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxxxx
    With the Mud & a No Tubes set-up how low can you with your tire pressure? I have been staying away from the No tubes because I hear about "air burping" problems
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    i am 80 kilo
    never had a flat with them
    one time i had a big punch and i lost a litte air and milk ,but not so much .could ride to the pits and change

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    fangos or the mud/tubeless set up. the michelin mud tread is great, so good that adam craig and carl decker have sent treads to dugast for mounting on tubular casings. stu may have had this done as well. tufo's generally suck in the wet, and the casing is not a supple as the challenge, which is not as nice as the dugast or fmb. the fango seemed to work well this last weekend in portland, as did the dugast rhino.
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    I rode the Cubus on day one in Portland and they were great, granted it wasn't very muddy. The width on the 32 is on the smallish side so if you like a bigger footprint I would get the 34's. They are fairly light which is nice and with some stan's in them or other sealant they should be durable(based on the flexus). The racing ralphs are heavyish(460+/-) and the tubular version seems a bit more rounded than the clincher and not as aggressive. I would pick between the cubus and the fango. Good luck. I'd to hear what other riders thought of the cubus on day two in Portland with the thick mud.

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    I can't comment on the Cubus ride because I just got them. I will concur they run narrow, both are, at best, 31.5 on the rim at pressure. This surprised me because my Flexus 32s measure a beefy 33.5. My experience with Tufo is that they are usually spot on with width - all but one of the many Prestige and LPS I have (or had) are right at 32. 1 LPS was like the Cubus 31.5. As far as flats go I have found them to hold up well, flatting only with debris (glass most likely) cutting them - you'd be surprised at how much glass can be on a cross course, especially in town/city parks.

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    matt has a decent review of the cubus over at velonews (if you haven't seen it yet)
    http://velonews.com/article/85785/te...nge-dugast-and
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    Thanks G. The only thing that surprised me was the price in the Velonews artcile. I didn't pay anywhere near $140 per tire for the Cubus. Like they say, retail is for suckers.

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    World Class Cycles lists the Cubus for $52

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    There are 2 varieties of the Cubus-the Flexus ($$$) and a lower priced one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kram
    There are 2 varieties of the Cubus-the Flexus ($$$) and a lower priced one.
    I see. Thanks for the clarification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kram
    There are 2 varieties of the Cubus-the Flexus ($$$) and a lower priced one.
    The real world prices are flip-flopped from the article as well. Just check out worldclasscycles. the tufos are less than the dugast across the board.

    I'm personally a big flexus fan for most norcal races. I've got a few cubus on order too.
    Compared the the "eccentricities" of my FMB's, I think I'll stick to tufo.

    anyone want a pre stretched, never glued set of 32mm FMB sprints?

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