Dear wheel and tubie experts.
Last cross season I built me a set of Dura Ace 7800/Mavic GP4 tubulars, set them up with Challenge Fango tubulars and rode them the full season. They are great and look cool.
So now I am tempted to try tubulars on the road for standard training or group rides. I lknow about all the pros and the cons of riding tubulars but I'd like to experience it. So I built me another wheelset with same components ( DA/GP4 revolutions/comps in DS )
The wheelset came out at 720grs front wheel, 875grs rear wheel , Total = 1595 grs
Now the question is about the tubie. I have a set of Tufo S3 Lite in 21x28" that I bought at $100 the pair, brand new. I have been riding Vittoria Open Corsa Evos clinchers in 700x23c with latex tubes
I made a comparison and with my current wheelset ( 1650grs ) the Vittorias + rim tape + Latex Tube come out at 315 per wheel so that makes a total of 2280 grs
So current situation without cassette and skewers is DA/Open Pro/Vittoria Open/Latex = 2280grs
New situation without cassette and skewers is DA/GP4/Tufo S3 Lite = 2015 grs.
That are good weight savings.
for a comparison, if I switched my DA/Open Pro set to a 7850-C24-CL set that is claimed at 1380 grs then the total weight of 7850/Vittoria Open/Latex would be almost the same weight as my tubulars.
I am ready to glue them tonight. However I have read in many places here that the Tufos are not good, and give a harsh ride due to the fact they are tubeless. So they reduce weight by not having a latex tube inside but this reduce the suppleness of the ride and it is like "riding a garden hose" as I have read here.
I could try to sell the Tufos for around $100 and get a set of Vittoria Corsa Evo for $150, the corsa evo are claimed 35grs more than the Tufos.
What do you think about.
Should I keep the Tufos, or look for a set of Vittorias,^Please give me some insight and your opinions, thanks
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