2008/04/27

Mavic MTB tubulars?



Thomas Frischknecht started to use tubulars a few seasons ago followed by the members of his Swisspower team. Now last week, Kashi was riding on some prototype Mavic Crossmax with what looks like tubulars... This week, Jakob had them too.



Apparently, the ride is pretty smooth with these wheels but, you gotta glue the tires on which sounds like even more trouble than Stan's and if they do flat and you are not a pro with a technical crew and a few spare wheels ready, you are kind of screwed. And even worse, they usually have beige sidewalls! Yuck! Will they hit the market in a big way eventually? Probably not but we never know...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

These guys are most likely using Tufo tubular tape. It's incredibly easy to use... much more so than tube-less systems.

Anonymous said...

They are def. not using that tape they would role a tire so easy. Fast tack would be my guess.