Question for tubs users

by Super Domestique   May 21, 2013  

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

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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.

posted by 700c [747 posts]
21st May 2013 - 20:05


Thanks, that puts my mind at rest.

Same brand too.

posted by Super Domestique [1695 posts]
21st May 2013 - 20:22


Yes. Thinner, more porous latex inner.

posted by Sofaboy [2 posts]
21st May 2013 - 20:48


I deflate mine after every ride to make sure they're still properly seated anyway.

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1734 posts]
21st May 2013 - 21:43


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.

I am stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer, I spat out Plath and Pinter.

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posted by bikeboy76 [1823 posts]
21st May 2013 - 23:21

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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!

posted by 700c [747 posts]
22nd May 2013 - 12:52


conti competitions don't deflate much at all, no different to clinchers.

posted by pj [149 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 20:19

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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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posted by pedalpowerDC [306 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 22:47

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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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posted by Dave Atkinson [7857 posts]
23rd May 2013 - 23:29


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.

posted by OldCog [7 posts]
24th May 2013 - 0:21