Forum home Road cycling forum Road buying advice

Any puncture resistant tubular tyres?

edited June 2009 in Road buying advice
Well i am looking at a rear disc wheel for my road bike as i keep having spoke issues (and if somebody tells me to learn how to repair/build wheels i am going to kill them!), and have only really managed to fine tubular ones at around the £500 price range, i am looking for a puncture resistant training tyre, similar to say, the schwalbe marathon.
all help appreciated
Jamie
Ribble Gran Fondo
Focus Black Hills
Raleigh Chopper

Posts

  • jon208jon208 Posts: 335
    Sorry mate, not being funny but you want a disc because your spoked wheels are going out of true rather than because your a TTer looking for an extra few seconds in a TT? If that's the case I'd seriously think again as to whether a disc is the right bit of kit for you - fairly specialist for TT use to be honest. If you really want to go this way then bear in mind that clincher discs can be had (from Planet X among others) but to put a slow touring style tyre on a wheel designed to save 10ths of a second for general cycling use would be a little, erm, odd.........

    Not trying to be antagonistic, just trying to save you sone cash.
  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    A disc wheel is a drastic solution to a simple problem. Any competant LBS would be able to sort your current wheel out.
  • Well obviously it's not just for that, as i am planning to do TTing as well, as well as local crits. I cant afford a set of expensive TT wheels, a pair of racing wheels and a pair of strong training wheels, so i thought i'd just go for the expensive TT wheels, because i could use them for training as well as their intended use.
    Ribble Gran Fondo
    Focus Black Hills
    Raleigh Chopper
  • InfamousInfamous Posts: 1,130
    Wouldn't want to use a £500 disc for daily training.

    Get some strong wheels made for training, and get an aero front wheel for racing.

    Try parkers, they have some good offers.
  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,513
    Well obviously it's not just for that, as i am planning to do TTing as well, as well as local crits.

    unlikely you will be allowed to run a disk wheel in crits/road races anyway. Like Joe said - this is a remarkably expensive solution to a very basic problem.....
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Discs aren't indestructable either - seen a few cracked ones in my time including the one in my garage! As others have said, I don't think you've found a workable solution - learn to build wheels correctly or find someone who does.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
Sign In or Register to comment.