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    Tufo makes some real mtb tubulars.

    http://www.tufonorthamerica.com/directsales.php

    The above link takes you to Tufo's new tubular mtb tires and wheels. They are 26 inch right now. Interesting though....

    Sorry if this has already been posted.

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    If it was posted, then 4-5 years ago...these have been around for quite some time.

    You try and try to talk business sense into them, I gave up, and I was their distributor...

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    It seems like what with the march of tubeless technology that tubeless mtb tires are a moot point now. They may ride nice and won't pinch flat, but if you cut one you're pretty much hoofin' it out of wherever you're riding unless you carry a spare tire le-tour style around your arms whenever you ride...
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    Quote Originally Posted by el-cid
    It seems like what with the march of tubeless technology that tubeless mtb tires are a moot point now. They may ride nice and won't pinch flat, but if you cut one you're pretty much hoofin' it out of wherever you're riding unless you carry a spare tire le-tour style around your arms whenever you ride...
    But the road tubbies ride soooo nice. If they rode that nice MTB, I would seriously consider it.

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    Although the TUFO elite cross tubulars might not be the state of the art, they last forever, and can be ran at low pressures.
    How about 4 or more years (30 races?) on the same tire?
    Tire has been flattened but with a little goo the things keep going. A 52 mm 700C would be awesome , but what rim would hold it?

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    It would take a specific ~28mm wide rim. I want to have rimstrips made that widen a 20mm tubular rim to the MTB-proof 28mm. Who'll do it for (or with) me?

    If sure it's ride great, just wonder what will match the speed of a goo-tubeless MTB tire setup.
    Tubular CAN pinch flat though, it's happened to me. It; innertube+tire, just put together differently. I want to explore tube-less tubulars, with goo it should be doable, and insanely quick.

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    Why would you wan,t to make a 28 mm tubular rim, if there are no tires for it?
    The lightest , easiest way would be to use carbon fibre tape and bond that around the rim. I considered doimg that for my cross tubulars to give them more hold.
    Bring me the tire and I frankenstein a rim together!
    BTW, I would never experiment with stuff I use on the road, or where I risc other riders health.
    PS I tried once to mount a 29 tire over a tubular rim to see if a tubular could be sown from that. ERD would not let me. (I think it was too tight.)

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    Tires are a matter of cutting up a Karma 1.9 and sending it to Dugast to be stuck on the largest casing they'll make.

    The beads of a 700c tire are made to fit IN the 700c rim. the tubular 700c is the same outer diameter I think, thus the beads will have to be cut out.
    Tubular get their advantage from the way the carcass is woven, I sem to have heard.

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