Universal tread pattern for front and rear, suitable for any surface. Yellow tire tread compound with activated silica is optimized for temperatures -18 to +25 degrees Celsius (0 to 77 degrees F), ensures excellent traction and puncture resistance. Tufo uses new proprietary casing material with high TPI (treads per inch), 440 TPI underneath the tread and 220 TPI in sidewall. The tire perfectly copies the terrain surface and provides increased riding stability, even at low inflation pressure of 2 bars (28 psi)
Weaknesses: Not easily repaired. One good puncture and you might as well throw it away.
Expensive tire, but very light. After reading the literature on Tufos I was sold on the concept and the fact that the Tufo cross tires are lighter than a standard tire and tube. Unfortunately, on my 2nd ride I hit a nice rock and got a puncture. The hole was at the limit of the 2mm that Tufo says its slime will repair. It did not repair this one. As other reviewers of Tufo products have written, relying on the sealing gel to fix your tire is not a sure thing. And when that is the case, you are pretty much left with an expensive piece of rubber.
I already have both wheelsets, and I'm wondering which one would be better for cross usage.
I thought the Mavics would be stronger due to their reputation, but I went for a short ride today, and the rear wheel is already out of true.
I weigh about 210lbs geared up, and the Mavics have lower sp ... Read More »
Hey Gang -
I've got a 04 Roubaix Elite as my primary road bike, but lately i've been riding in locations where I don't know the roads at all, and I actually might find myself on Gravel, Dirt, Forest Service Roads... etc... The wheels that I have on it currently the Shimano 540s if I recall correctl ... Read More »
Could anyone give me some feedback on this Cranks.I'm putting together a 10 speed CX bike in the next few weeks and am thinking about using these because of all the issues I've been reading with the SL-K.Read More »