16 of 17 customers found this review helpful.
I've ridden on Tufo C Elite tubular clinchers for five years now and I'd never think of using another tire.
I have a 25mm on my rear and a 23mm on my front of my Lynskey Performance Designs Ti road bike and these tires have the best combination of handling, stability and comfort I've ever found in a clincher tire. I rode true tubulars for many years before giving up about a decade ago but I always missed the ride characteristics of sew-ups. These Tufos are so close to the real thing, that I'd be hard pressed to tell the difference.
While these tires aren't cheap, one has to remember that you don't need to purchase tubes, rim strips or glue. On average, I might lose one a season due to punctures and I ride approximately 2000 miles a year. Hence, I guess I get about 4000 miles out of these tires on average. I always the Tufo tire sealant and it seems to work quite well. When I have punctured, I've always been able to ride home with about 40 psi in the blown tire.
All in all, I find these tires to be excellent and as I said above, I'd never dream of riding anything else. I wonder why other manufacturers haven't picked up on and started selling tubular clinchers of their own but until they do, Tufo has at least one extremely satisfied & loyal customer.
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