A competition ready tubular that won't have you waiting for the wheel car.
The Hi-Composite carbon construction adds durability without adding weight or sacrificing ride quality. This is made possible thanks to a Silica activated rubber compound for a great combination of grip and wear resistance. An additional puncture protection layer beneath the tread helps prevent flats, making the Hi-Composite Carbon an ideal option for road and stage racing when reliability and speed are equally important.
The Hi-Composite Carbon Tubular features a 240 TPI casing beneath the tread. It's available in 700c x 22mm (175 psi max) and 700c x 25mm (115 psi max) and weighs 260g / 300g respectively.
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Weight: 260 grams
Tire Type: Tubular
Threads Per Inch: 240
Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622)
RimSize: 622 mm
Width: 22 mm
ISO (ETRTO) Size: 22-622
Max Pressure: 175 psi
Applications: Road Racing, Performance Road Riding
Made in: Czech Republic
Black Tread/Black Sidewall 700x23
Tire Width: 23mm (0.9in)
Mfg PartNum: GAL1D0901040
Black Tread/Black Sidewall 700x25
Mfg PartNum: GAL1D1308120
Tire Width: 25mm (1.0in)
Black Tread/Black Sidewall 700x28
Tire Width: 28mm (1.1in)
Mfg PartNum: GAL1D1603210
Currently have this tire on my bike. Riding the northern tier. Have been ride some gravel and dirt roads. Also lots of dirty shoulder road. Tire has held very nicely. Used one last year on the southern tier and got 3000 miles out of it.
A year or so ago I was musing on whether to buy a set of Tubular wheels but hesitated due to the negative issue of flat repair on Tubular Tires. Although my highly rated Tufo Special 33 rear Tufo flatted within a couple rides due to unlucky nail laden path,giving me that Oh NO feeling, my front Tufo Sp. 33(cousin to Tufo Hi-Composite Carbon ) has lasted for over two seasons of riding the mountains of Frederick, Md where roads are not smooth ,it even survived a crash where my front wheel was knocked rightward askew. It was still going strong about two months ago but the tread was beginning to wear a bit too much even tho the tire held its 150 psi pressure for many days. I replaced it with the Tufo Hi-Composite Carbon and its held pressure and had no flats even over my spring climbing season in those mountains. There so good, I kept them on my Trek for a climbing vacation in France. Stay away from Vittoria tubies until they solve fast leak issues on the Vitt Rubino Pro or Evo corsa Tubies. The former flat very easy
This is my first venture into the world of tufo tires. As of this writing and several hundred miles on these tires, Im very happy with the performance of them. I have always glued my other tubulars,what a messy and long process,the tufo tape which goes on very easy and the ease of aligning the tire on the rim makes short order of this process. It took me about 15 minutes to mount a tire.
i have gone down hills at 40 mph, done some pretty sharp corners,with no problems. Also did a lot of research on these tires and the tufo tape. As it stands now ,I will be using these tires exclusively from here out.
I've used this tire in the spring showers, and the fall down pours. I have put loads of miles on these babys and they are still going strong. These tires wear very slowly but have a great feel. I would recommend these tires to any one that wants to train or log some serious miles on a set of tubulars.
A great racing tire, although I haven't raced with any other tires. These were highly recommended to me by a wheel vendor - as a great best bang for the buck - for a first time tubular rider, and I haven't seen any reason to mess with my rubber.
I three year old tires on my wheels - and have put about 125 training miles on them with 2 - 70.3, a century and about ten duathlons (18 mile course), and front tire finally gave out on the 2nd 70.3 with a flat - although the person using my bike still made it to the next transition.
I gave these tires a chance bought about 6 pair now but they just do not hold up. I get about 300 - 500 miles from a rear tire. Threads show through then they blow within another 50 miles. I am 170 LBS and run these at about 130 psi. Not enough miles for any price tire! Back to Continental.
tubulars are pricey, get over it. but for [$] over a race clincher this is a steal when its on sale. durable enough for training and relatively light enough for racing. I have them mounted on zipps and with sealant they can last a couple seaons as dedicated racers. I went through some gravel with these, they held up nicely with sealant, and hold air like you would not believe. get your money's worth by removing core and dropping sealant in them. I used to use the S33 specials but after a sharp rock rolled up on side and broke the supple side wall im willing to trade to the hicomp for a little more side wall protection for upping the rotational weight. you're out [$] with the side wall ripped. not happening to me again. to benefit from lower rotational weight at the finish line I need to get there first, and its just not happening with the race weights. cut your losses race and train with hi-comps and save some money while youre at it
By far, these Tufos are the best sew-ups Ive ever ridden. The ride is firm and positive. Cornering on dry roads seems sure-footed. Doesnt feel like they offer much rolling resistance and they sing on the pavement when cruising along. They wear like iron and rarely flat. They mount up straight and true and dont have any lumps or bumps. There are about 900-miles on my current set and there are no nicks or cuts anywhere in the tread. The one Tufo Hi-Composite tire that I did flat was due to hitting a sharp edged rock that put a gash in the sidewall. (Doh! Thatll teach me to concentrate on whats in front of me.) I change my tires before they wear out or flat (usually every spring) so I cant tell you how many miles to expect if you like to run em into the threads.
As background and point of reference Im NOT training for, nor do I aspire to riding The Tour. I ride a vintage Peugeot PX10LE (I bought it in 1975). Ive ridden sewups on it the entire time. (Hutchinson Super Sprints, Clements, Vittorias, Wolbers, Contis, etc.) I built the wheels many years ago with Fiamme Red Label rims on high flange hubs, 36 spoke, three-cross lacing, tied but not soldered. I run the tires at 160psi. Im 61 195 lbs. I live and ride in southern Rhode Island, close to the South County beaches, on mostly fair to good roads for fitness and recreation. The few hills are relatively short and not very steep so Im geared 42 52 up front and 13 17 in back. I try to get in 3 or 4 rides a week from mid-spring through late fall. Roads are a mess in winter and early spring and I dont ride in the rain or snow. Most of my rides are in the 30- to 40-mile range and I average just under 16-mph most rides.
Bottom Line For my purposes, these Tufos are great performers. I think these Tufos are a great value as well.
Tufo makes great, durable tires. This one is my favorite for all around durability, light weight, long mileage and decent puncture resistance. I find that they tend to get more cuts in the tread than some other tires.
I'm 6'2, weight 245 pounds and have ridden these tires for 1200 miles over the past year, including two tri sprints. No flats, no pinholes, no issues running 175 PSI. The installation with tape went perfectly, first time.
I initially purchased these tires on the recommendation of a friend and former racer. His suggestion was spot on, as these tires perform well and are easy to mount using Tufo gluing tape. They wear well and small punctures seal quickly and efficiently when running them with sealant installed.
I purchased these tires to go on my race wheels this season and they have been great! I let them stretch for a few days and they mounted straight and true and no lumps! This made me happy because I have wasted a lot of time trimming base tape and messing with glue thickness to avoid the dreaded lump 6 in away from the valve stem on some hand made tubular tires. The tires themselves have also been great. I have used them in crits, road races, and a time trial all with no problems and no flats. They have a great feel and inspire confidence cornering. I am 6 2 and weigh around 170 and ride them around 130 on a good course. They are also half the price of most tubies and the weight is low for such a durable tire in that price range. I will be buying again next year.
I HAVE BEEN RIDING THESE TIRES FOR OVER A YEAR AND THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS A CUT ON THE SIDE WALL OF THE TIRE DUE TO THE TRANSITION OF ASPHALT AND CONCRETE...MY FAULT. IN THE PREVIOUS REVIEW, I WOULD ADVISE THAT RIDING RULES 101 ARE OBEYED BY CROSSING RR CROSSINGS PERPENDICULAR TO THE TRACKS. YOU CAN'T BLAME THE TIRE FOR IGNORANCE. THIS IS COMMON SENSE!
I've been training and racing on these for over ten years, on two sets of Campy Hyperon tubular wheels. The uniformity from tire to tire is perfect, they're relatively durable, have decent traction, a nice ride (for 22 mm), the mounting and sealant system works. I've used over 500 tubulars in my career, and these are the best. I now use half as many tires per year. Keep in mind that flats are inevitable, as are crashes, and the tire shouldn't get the blame. In 7,000 miles a year, I flat maybe twice, and the sealant usually works. The ride is supple, but if you need a smoother ride, go to a 25 mm Tufo.
Got these after riding on a pair of conti sprinter for a whole year without a single flat (over 10 K km.
Bottom line- 4 weeks after I has these on, I went back to conti. The rear caught 3 flats, that the sealant could not close, the fron caught 1 that closed, then another one which didn't.
Not happy at all because this is not a cheap tire...
this tire seemed to be the best balance between price and performance. this tubular wears well and has been trouble free. it mounts easily using tufo tape and performs well on the road.
Ok, I was kind of hesitant to mount my own tubular tires. I usually had my LBS do the mounting, but figured I might as well learn.
As an additional note, I also used the required Tufo Tape.
After watching Tufo's video on how to mount their tubulars, along with other videos out there on the web, I jumped right in.
And it's was quite simple. Actually easier than some clinchers I've tried to mount.
I highly recommend Tufo products. The wear on these tires has been nonexistant, with probably close to 600 miles in 4 months. No cuts, slashes, flats.
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