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Black/Red - 700c x 21mm

Tufo
S33 Pro Tubular Road Tire

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Everyday tubular.

Even with today's advanced clinchers and tubeless rims, nothing beats the ride of a tubular. If you're opting to ride them everyday, we can't blame you, and you can't go wrong with the Tufo S33 Pro Tubular Road Tire. It's designed for the purpose of training, utilizing a fine tread pattern for low rolling resistance and a Carbon Black rubber compound to handle the miles on the road.

Claimed weight is 260 g (700c x 21 mm). Available in multiple widths.

 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 21-622 

 

Max Pressure: 175 psi

 

Applications: Road Racing, Performance Road Riding 

 

Made in: Czech Republic 

Black/Black - 700c x 21mm

Weight: 260 grams

Black/Red - 700c x 21mm

Weight: 260 grams

Black/Beige - 700c x 21mm

Weight: 260 grams

Black/Red - 700c x 24mm

Weight: 310 grams

Black/Beige - 700c x 24mm

Weight: 310 grams

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Tubular performance with less hassle.
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by Anonymous
3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Used with Tufo tape instead of glue for no mess, easy install. Insert Tufo sealant to prevent flats from small punctures. Ride more, wrench less!

Reviewed 2/9/2017
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What happened to Tufo Quality?
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by Seth in Tampa
Cycling Enthusiast
Tampa FL

I'm not sure what is going on with the S33 Pro. I NEVER had issues with the S33 Special. They help up ins spite or minor cuts, etc. I replaced the rear tire 6 weeks ago (see prior post). Smooth, clean trails. Got a MINOR SHALLOW cut and immediately flatted. I was able to limp home due to the Stan's No Tubes. What a disappointment.

Reviewed 3/13/2019
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Pleasantly surprised!
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by Ed''s Shop
Cycling Enthusiast
Dayton, Ohio
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I was needing some decent tubulars at a reasonable price (isn't everyone) for my fixie. Direct Tire had these Tufos on sale, so what the heck, I'll try them. I have ridden them for several months and so far they are great.

To be more specific, I am 150 lbs and ride on relatively smooth pavement with fix gear bikes at 130 psi. I ride on fairly dry surfaces.and am not a skidder. Rolling resistance feels less than my Sprinter 250's. The center rib on these 21s might just might make the difference. The tires were easy to mount and hold their inflation.

My use is specific but, in either case, when due, I will be installing Tufos on my other fix gear bikes.

Reviewed 8/21/2018
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Excellent Durable Tubie For Everyday Riding
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by skwardog
Competitive Racer
BikeNY

Great tubular road tire! Mounts straight and easy using Tubasti Rim Cement. Very durable, tubeless and almost bullet-proof when 1 or 2oz. of Orange Seal is added at installation. I have had punctures several times that seal completely in about 3 revolutions of the tire.... without any need to stop and add air even! I have been using them for about 4 years and to date I have not had to change a flat tire on the road... I do run them at max pressure though, 175psi for the 21mm and 115psi for the 24mm.

I ride about 200 milesweek and usually get about 3000 miles out of a tire before the cord starts to show. I am generally gentle on the brakes, but have noticed if you skid these tires (especially on concrete), you will lose a lot of rubber and wear them down to the cord fast. Also, once you see the cord showing, change them to a new tire... At that point Orange Seal sealant will not help you.

The only other downsides to these tires is they are a little heavier and stiffer ride than a true race tubular tire, but I'll take that trade-off for durability a training tire!

Reviewed 9/4/2018
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Excellent Durable Tubie For Everyday Riding
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by skwardog
Competitive Racer
BikeNY

Great tubular road tire! Mounts straight and easy using Tubasti Rim Cement. Very durable, tubeless and almost bullet-proof when 1 or 2oz. of Orange Seal is added at installation. I have had punctures several times that seal completely in about 3 revolutions of the tire.... without any need to stop and add air even! I have been using them for about 4 years and to date I have not had to change a flat tire on the road... I do run them at max pressure though, 175psi for the 21mm and 115psi for the 24mm.

I ride about 200 milesweek and usually get about 3000 miles out of a tire before the cord starts to show. I am generally gentle on the brakes, but have noticed if you skid these tires (especially on concrete), you will lose a lot of rubber and wear them down to the cord fast. Also, once you see the cord showing, change them to a new tire... At that point Orange Seal sealant will not help you.

The only other downsides to these tires is they are a little heavier and stiffer ride than a true race tubular tire, but I'll take that trade-off for durability a training tire!

Reviewed 9/4/2018
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Does not last
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by Seth in Tampa
Cycling Enthusiast
Tampa

Only got 1500 miles on a rear tire on smooth trails. Down to the threads. I weight 165 so I expected more. The for S33 Special seemed to last much longer.

Reviewed 3/1/2019
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Fast and durable
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by EJLMotiveForcer
Competitive Racer
Detroit, Michigan

I use the TUFO S33 as a fast training tire and racing tire on my track bike which I primarily ride on the Lexus

Velodrome in Detroit. For the elite racers I would recommend a slightly lighter higher pressure tubular but for this Masters Racer they hold up well, feel the track with distinction, and are a great bang for the buck.

Reviewed 2/18/2019
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Excellent training tire

As far as racing tubulars go, these very good as training tires. Dededing on your tire pressure, l use 100 lbs, and riding style you might get up to a 1,000 miles on them.. on your rear tire use a lot of glue or rim tape as the tire can slip from the tourqe and tear at the valve.

Reviewed 2/4/2019
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2000 miles no flats cant beat that
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by Roadbikemike
Cycling Enthusiast
Eastern seabooard,NJ

Challenging to install on rim, until u get the knack, but cant beat it,I have bad wrists

Reviewed 10/25/2018
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Great value a Bike Tire Direct Sale
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by oxbox
Cycling Enthusiast
NH

The tire offers good durability and substantial value on sale. I use them fall- winter- early spring. Good mileage dependable casing. These tires are more comfortable in hot weather a should be given a chance as they perform with less harshness then 20 to 50 degree temps that I use them for.

I run them a little light on air to soften the stiffness of this tire and switch to the 24mm on really cold days or bad roads. I also use my softer wheels with these tires.

Reviewed 10/22/2018
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Solid Training Tire
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by Mack
Cycling Enthusiast
Chicago Burbs
7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

This is a solid training tire that wears well. I have these on both Aluminum and carbon wheels and have noticed that the stiffer the wheel the more harsher the ride. Harsh is not the best term but they are not like a premium sew-up that has a latex tube where it feels like you are floating on a cloud. The ride stiffness is many due to the fact that this tire does not have a tube yet a thicker casing. On Aluminum the ride is smoother than clinchers. Both of my wheels are 23mm wide so I'm using the 2425mm tires. They provide a very nice profile. The tire are easy to mount after a night of stretching. Basically I mount a new tire on a rim and inflate it to 100psi then deflate the next day, then tape the wheel and remount the tire straighten and fully inflate let it sit a day then ride.

Reviewed 4/24/2017
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even great for racing
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by Mindy F
Competitive Racer
Massachusetts

Price was a steal. These tires are good enough for my velodrome competitions. run them at about 140psi

Reviewed 10/22/2018
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Solid tubulars
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by Lutrader
New York
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Havent used this pair yet,, as the ones on the wheels still have some life in them.

Used them for racing only, so the mileage has not been to high, I do love JR them a lot

Reviewed 8/30/2018
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Well-maunufactured tire with a great ride and durability to match.
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by dalfield
Cycling Enthusiast
Southern California

Excellent tire, well-made, durable, great ride, and easy to mount accurately. It is also nice to have the option for 24mm width. I am very happy with this product.

Reviewed 8/31/2018
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Quality product construction.
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by amateur cyclist
Cycling Enthusiast
Midwest
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

These tires are very hard to mount. You will remember mounting them for a while. Once mounted you must check every cm to make sure it is seating. The youtube mounting instructions do not represent real life. I resorted to using wire ties to hold portions of the tire while mounting it with tools. The ride is different somewhere between tubs and tubes. Minimum allowed pressure is 115 psi. Pressures up to 175 psi. Storage pressure is 115 psi as well.

Reviewed 8/6/2018
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Perfect
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by vitor Martins
Competitive Racer
Brasil
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

These tires are so good, i recommend to all my customers. The answer time from bikesdirect too is perfect!

Reviewed 8/3/2017
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Great tire at a great price.
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Syracuse, NY
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Nice tire. Make sure you pump it up dry mount for a few days before gluing and finl mounting. It is a tight stretch. Otherwise a very good tire. Round and well made.

Reviewed 7/10/2017
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On second pair. They inspire confidence when leaning the bicycle at high speed. 150psi at least or the rear will fell soft!
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by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
atlanta, ga
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

The price on the tufos made them a can't complain purchase. I glued them on to some older, but still really nice, straight spoke dura-ace carbon wheels using the 3 day method. Be carefull grabbing your rear calipers, if you slide it on concrete the compound will show threads quickly! I took them out to a super slick lowes parking lot to lean 'em hard on the glue before riding out on them. They feel great under load! I strongly recommend 150psi minimum. I ran mine up a little higher. fun to ride on and a cinch to install after a carefull stretch. They will not work with all brands of valve extenders!

Reviewed 7/3/2017
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So far so good
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by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Carlisle, PA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I just got these and only have a few hundred miles on the tires, but they ride great. I have not inflated them to the full 175 lbs, and I'm not sure I ever will. Great Price!

Reviewed 5/30/2017
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Practical, resistant and good valeu
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by aeroguru.net
Competitive Racer
Sao Paulo, Brazil
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Tufo tubular clinchers sit on a class of its own. If you haven't tried them, you will either love them or hate them...

Installation is a challenge for the first timers, but once you get it, it's in fact much better and easier than a regular tire.

This is entry level Tufo T-C and I have had a couple and have had the most expensive ones as well. As for puncture resistance, I could never tell the difference and all in all nowadays I go with this cheaper one for training.

Reviewed 3/20/2017
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