What is an open tubular?

Lagavulin
Lagavulin Posts: 1,688
edited December 2008 in Workshop
Considering a pair of Vittoria Open Pave Evo CG's but see them described as open tubulars.

The illustration suggests to me they're wired-on so what's the difference (if any) between a standard clincher and a open tub?

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  • redddraggon
    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Open tub = clincher. They can just charge more if they sound posher
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    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
    I'll probably put some of those paves on some OpenPro/Records if I do actually splash out.

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  • It's marketing rubbish to some extent but clinchers referred to as Open Tubulars are normally a higher thread count (TPI) which generally makes for a more supple ride.

    The Vittoria Pave CGs are excellent in Open Tubular (ie clincher) or Tubular format. Very plush ride and excellent grip in damp and wet conditions. Lifespan is shorter than some tyres but the trade off is worthwhile. It's a racing winter/ spring classics tyre but still pretty puncture proof and a joy to ride unlike some of the other winter tyre options.