Tufo Elite Pulse Tires - Tubular

Tufo Elite Pulse Tires - Tubular 

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Watch personal records fall with Tufo's C Elite Pulse Tubular Clincher mounted on your bike. This incredible tire boasts Tufo's Tubular Clincher...

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[Jul 14, 2009]
PNB
Road Racer

Strength:

Adhesion, puncture resistance.

Weakness:

None so far.

Ok, I know this is not much of a revie, but I hope it will break the ice.
I got the Pulse in the C-verion for a stage race in the Alps. Normally I´d have used tubulars, but I was not sure about reglueing tyres in case of need. In the end i got s.o. carrying a 2nd wheelset for me and so the sace was closed.
With the C-Pulse I did just one test ride, 140km / 2300m elevation, part on small and less-than-clean hill roads.
Mounted on Fulcrum R3, presure 9/9,5bar front/back. Comfort is not my first concern but in this case it´s similar to Competitoins at the same pressure or clincher with 0,5-1 bar less, for me more than OK. I consider evaluating rolling resistance by feeling a joke, but for what I can say didn´t look bad at all.
Cornering was Ok and inspired confidence. I was also caught by a storm, but not during a descend, so I cannot say much about adhesion on wet ground.
Only issue, after some 30km I stop and check and I see a small piece of glass stuck in the rear tyre. I take it out and leave a small cave. No air loss at all despite i used non sealant.
I was quite concerned till a few weeks ago happened right the same with a Sprinter, which is sort of bomb-proof so I guess it´s OK. I filled the hole with neoprene glue.
Now that I have time I´d like to do some more ride and maybe get the "real" tubular version. I´d be interested to some RR measurements though.

P.S. Price in Euros.

Similar Products Used:

Different Conti tubulars (Competition, Sprinter, GP4000sr) and clincher GP4000s, occasionally Tufo Elite Ride 23 tubular (I´d like to try it out thoroughfully to, as soon as I get time/ a wheelset available)

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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