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• Most commonly used tire system
• Replacements much easier to find
• Requires Rim liner
• Flat tires can be repaired with a patch, or the inner tube changed
• Installation requires a set of light tools called "tire irons"
• Immediate use after installation
• Some Thorn Resistant Tubes and Puncture Resistant Tires are now available

• Require wheels with tubular rims
• Used by the majority of competitive cyclists
• Lower rolling resistance
• Lower Weight
• Better Cornering
• Tubular rims are lighter than clincher rims
• Higher pressure inflation than clincher tires - depending on model selected
• In case of a flat, the stability and safety of the rider is not affected as much as a clincher tire
• Can be ridden flat in case of an emergency
• Tire must be glued to the rim
• Flat tire repairs are not easy (does not apply to TUFO tubular tires in combination with TUFO sealant, the repair is easy, cheap and in many cases instant)

• Open Tubulars work on Clincher rims.
• An open tubular is a tubular tire whose edges have not been sewn together.
• Flexible bead of Kevlar is sewn along the edges turning it into a clincher that performs almost as well as a tubular.
• As with a tubular, an open tubular is made with a high thread count unwoven casing.
• Also as with a tubular a cold treated tread application is used in the manufacturing process.
• For a cyclist who has no interest in using tubular rim glue and the time consuming job of repairing a flat tubular, the open tubular is an excellent choice.

• Switching from clinchers to tubular clinchers requires NO extra investment.
• You just replace three parts (tire, tube and liner) with only one tubular clincher tire.
• Revolutionary construction technique
• Made for clincher rims
• Lower rolling resistance than clinchers
• No need for rim liners
• Lower weight than clinchers
• No need to glue tire to rim
• The easiest and fastest installation, no tools required
• High inflation pressures available
• In case of a flat, the stability and safety of the rider is not affected as much as a clincher tire
• Immediate use after installation
• Construction and compactness is equal to tubular tires
• Riding properties are very close to tubular tires
• Easy flat repairs with TUFO sealant

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