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Very good performance & value.....impressed....
I wanted tubular performance but only have 1 set of Tubular Carbon rims, but several aluminum rims. I mounted these Tufo S33's on my beloved Mavic Kyserium Elites, and am impressed at the solid ride & handling. It's firm, but not buzzy. (well, except on extremely rough pavement, true of any high pressure 700c road tire) And the 175 psi rating attests to it's toughness.
I'm 195, and I've run em at 160 psi, and they are super efficient, just floating across the tarmac. I also run about 2 oz 60ml of Stans sealant in them as a flat preventative measure, and so far, no flats. I expect they will work similar to a Hutchinson Road Tubeless tire I tested last year (which sealed many small pinprick punctures, but had 'bead seating issues' that made me sour on them), but perhaps this arrangement is better as the sealant is totally contained within the tubeless casing, and this should (still testing to find out....) result in the sealant remaining liquid & effective for longer than the 3 months on the Hutchinson road tubeless.
The only downside was it was initially a bit tough to mount. But I did manage to mount the 2nd tire in 13 the time, so that shows how it's just a bit of a 'learning process'. Once you get the hang of snapping the bead hook portion on the rim bead, no problem. One tip inflate the tire to 120 psi & let sit overnight, then deflate to 5-10 psi & mounting will be MUCH easier ! I do love the peace of mind of knowing flats are highly unlikely now.
Just to be sure if I get a larger cut than the installed sealant can handle, I carry another 2 oz bottle of Stans sealant, super glue to heal the cut externally, a valve core wrench & an inflator. I learned of this method from some blog posts & this also can work or regular tubular tires, of course.
I also appreciate the very high performance - I'd equate their road feel & efficiency to a Conti GP 4000 (my favorite clincher), but they seem to be even tougher constructed. Only in my first 1000 miles & no discernable wear yet. Bravo Tufo......I'm buying a set for my Daughter who races for Christmas.
Thanks for the good deal BTD !
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