EB13: Tufo Adds 650B Carbon Tubular Wheels, Mountain Bike Tires – Plus Wider Road, Triathlon Tires
Tufo has updated their road, triathlon and mountain bike tires to fit in with modern standards and trends, making the skinny ones wider and offering 650B/27.5″ options for the dirt.
Above, the XC2 Plus and Plus SP, XC6 and XC5 all gain 27.5″ options. Based on existing model weights, we’re estimating the 27.5″ XC2 Plus models should be around 470-480g, and the others in the mid-500′s. To go along with them, there’s a new 27.5″ XC LP wheelset with a carbon tubular rim that comes in around 1,400g. Add in 30g of tape and you could get a wheel/tire system as light as 1,910g…
The XC2 Plus is their general purpose tread, which they say handles everything well except deep mud.
The 27.5″ XC LP wheels use 28 Sapim CX Ray spokes front and rear with DT Swiss 240s CenterLock hubs. They come with QR skewers, nipple truing tool and their own tubeless sealant. Rider weight limit is 92kg (202lbs).
On the road, several models get wider options:
- Hi-Composite Carbon gets 700×25 widths – weights are 300g (tubular) and 375g (clincher).
- S33 Pro gets a 700×24 widths – weights are 310g (tubular) and 385g (clincher).
- Elite Pulse triathlon tire gets a 700×25 width – weight is 280g (tubular).
And if you’re looking to upgrade to one of the new treads, they’ve put together a new rim cleaner to help remove all that tape and glue residue.