TUFO ALCA TUBULAR WHEELSET
Words: Steve Walker
Tubular wheels for a mountain bike? Are you mad?
Helmut at Sonic Cycles has kindly loaned us here heathens at Bike Magic a set of the wheel/tyre combo that requires glue and a bit of patience.
The jury’s still out on whether it’s necessary to run such a set up, but first impressions are likey, likey.
Here’s some maths:
- Pair Tufo wheels + QR skewers + XTR rotors + XC2 (2”) Prima tubulars = 3,000grams.
- Pair DT Swiss Tricon S10-CL wheels (came on my super-light Scott Scale Premium) + XTR rotors + Schwalbe Rocket Ron tyres (2.1”) set up tubeless = 3,300grams.
(Those are home-weighed on my Butcher Scales, not made up weights found on company websites and both include sealant.)
Full test and review to follow after I’ve hammered them a bit and ground out a few miles.
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