Tufo C-Hi Composite Carbon Tubular Clincher Tyre
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|Black / Black||700 x 22mm||
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Out of stock. Available to order, stock expected Early January 2014
|Grey / Black||700 x 22mm||
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Application of composite puncture proof ply and high composite carbon tread compound made possible to use thinner tread and still maintain high mileage.
Top Features of the Tufo C-Hi Composite Carbon Tubular Clincher Tyre
- Intended use: Racing/Training
- Size: 700 x 22mm
- Weight: 335g
- Pressure: 8-12 bar (115-175psi)
- TPi: 120
- Rim Size: 28", 700c E.T.R.T.O. 622 X 13/15mm
- Compound: Activated silica tread
- Puncture proof ply
- Please see our zoom image for a technical lay-up of the tyre
|Threads Per Inch:||120|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
Thinner tread also lowers rolling resistance while the tyre is maintaining ideal shock absorption properties and high puncture resistance.
How Does the Tubular Clincher Tyre Work?
When inflated, the tubular clincher (see image below), in the same way as a tubular, is pressed towards the rim. Simultaneously, the bead blocks of the profiled rubber band spread out embedding on the rim shoulders and eliminating any rotation of the tubular clincher against the rim as well as the possibility of the tubular clincher unseating.
As the tubular clincher is inflated, the band side literally 'bite' into the rim shoulders.
Benifits of Tufo's tubular clincher tyres: high inflation pressures - up to 15 bars (220 psi) without any damage to the rim walls, even in a case when the rim manufacturer specifies lower inflation pressures (the pressure is contained inside the tubular clincher and does not affect the rim wall), same riding quality as with tubular tyres, safe handling in case of punctures (the stability of a rider is not affected), the tubular clincher can be ridden when flat, and the fastest and easiest installation and dismantling without any tools.
About Road Race Tyres
These tyres are for racing style bikes that use clincher/hooked rims, these are the most common fitment and hook onto the rim and require an inner tube. There is a wide choice of tyres within this category and the right choice is important. Lighter tyres will accelerate quickly, but will be more prone to punctures so getting a balance is extremely important. If you require a tyre for all round use look for something with puncture protection, an average TPI(Threads Per Inch) and average weight. If you require a fast tyre and speed is the only thing that matters look for a low weight folding tyre with high TPI. If durability is your priority and speed is not so important look towards the puncture resistant tyres and consider going for a wider tyre, these will be less prone to punctures and offer a bit more comfort. For wet road conditions a triple compound or winter tyre is a good choice, these use a softer compound on the cornering surface to maximise grip.
About the Tufo brand
Tufo was founded in 1991, based on more than 25 years of experience in rubber tyre industry and was founded by Mr Miloslav Klabal. The basic philosophy of the company is specialisation in the development and production of tubular tyres – the best option for cycling. From the very beginning Tufo has worked hand-hand with many world champions and elite riders from all cycling disciplines. This cooperation makes the transition of theoretical knowledge from development and research into new products much easier. The top priority from Tufo is the quality of their products, therefore all the production is under direct and everyday control in the Tufo plant in the Czech republic. Most of the production is accomplished by skilled handwork making it possible to concentrate on details which is very important to achieving maximum quality.
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it takes you to a page on the Tufo website where there are .pdf instruction files you can read and download covering fitting and repair of tubular clinchers. Hope this helps.
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