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Do they generally lose air (between rides) quicker than clinchers?

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700c [860 posts] 3 years ago
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IME yes. Need to pump up daily. I use Vittorias which may be worse than others due to their latex inners.

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Super Domestique [1596 posts] 3 years ago
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Thanks, that puts my mind at rest.

Same brand too.

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Sofaboy [2 posts] 3 years ago
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Yes. Thinner, more porous latex inner.

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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I deflate mine after every ride to make sure they're still properly seated anyway.

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Leviathan [1886 posts] 3 years ago
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700c wrote:

Need to pump up daily.

This is the exact reason after a lot of discussion and advise on this board that I decided to stick to clinchers. The benefits just are not worth a daily chore.

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700c [860 posts] 3 years ago
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@Bikeboy76, Don't think it applies to all tubs though? I heard that Vittoria worse than some others due to the latex inners..

I recall one recent discussion thread, I came to a different conclusion, bought tubs and haven't looked back!

Disclaimer: not had a puncture yet, so perhaps should reserve judgement!

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pj [147 posts] 3 years ago
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conti competitions don't deflate much at all, no different to clinchers.

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pedalpowerDC [334 posts] 3 years ago
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Most tubs have latex tubes inside, but not all of 'em. As for a few strokes with the tire pump being a prohibitively time consuming "daily chore", I think I have that much time to spare usually.

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dave atkinson [6209 posts] 3 years ago
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triathlon tubs generally have a butyl inner, if you want tubs that aren't going to go down. the trade off is they're not quite as supple

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OldCog [7 posts] 3 years ago
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It's only some more expensive tubs that have latex tubes.

Of course you can get the 'daily chore" with clinchers too cause you can use latex inner tubes eg Michelin Aircomp. You also get the the wonderfully supple ride - so long as you use decent tyres - and the puncture protection.