Cyclocross (CX)

ORI is a type of casing that Dugast developed with cooperation from Thomas Frischknecht and the Scott-Odlo MTB team. By a special process, Dugast is able to seal the cotton casing material to make a true tubeless tubular tire, eliminating the latex tube. This makes the tire as much as 55 grams lighter, and allows more freedom in the types of sealant that can be used. After Nino Schurter's success with these tires (World Championships victory in Andorra), we are offering the ORI casing in every MTB tread available, as well as all of our cyclocross tires.

The ideal width depends on your personal preference and the course. Here in the U.S., most tubulars are only offered in 33 mm, which is the UCI maximum for Elite category races.

Dugast U.S.A. will offer 34 mm in select tread patterns to offer a masters "cheater" tire for U.S. courses, with a little more volume and tread to soak up bumpy courses. 

 

- Typhoon: This is an all-round tire that can be used on nearly all types of courses, both wet and dry. If you only have one set of tubular racing wheels, this will have the most range.

- Rhino: on a muddy or slippery course. This is our best tire for the nasty stuff.

- Pipisquallo : on a dry course, with grass, sand, pavement, but where you still need some side knobs for a little more grip in the curves.

- Small Bird: small bird excels in any condition where you need a fast, grippy tire, but not recommended for deep mud. The tread blocks are very close and thus don't shed mud as well as Rhino and Typhoon treads.

While Dugast is well known for the suppleness of our traditional handmade cotton casings, the Flying Doctor casing uses a stiffer material which makes it possible to run lower pressure without feeling like the sidewall will "roll" or "squirm" in the corners. Flying Doctor casing also offers better sidewall protection against flats and the casing is 10 g lighter than the normal cotton casing. Combine this with Dugast's Neoprene sidewall coating, which eliminates the need to seal your sidewalls with Aquaseal, and we think this will be the winning combination for U.S. cyclocross racing.

It is possible to have Dugast repair Dugast tires (we don't repair other brands, sorry). As long as the casing and tread are in reasonable condition, we can send tires back to the studio for repairs such as replacing the latex inner tubes, replacing base tape. Stay tuned for details and pricing.

Mountain Bike (MTB)

ORI is a type of casing that Dugast developed with cooperation from Thomas Frischknecht and the Scott-Odlo MTB team. By a special process, Dugast is able to seal the cotton casing material to make a true tubeless tubular tire, eliminating the latex tube. This makes the tire as much as 55 grams lighter, and allows more freedom in the types of sealant that can be used. After Nino Schurter's success with these tires (World Championships victory in Andorra), we are offering the ORI casing in every MTB tread available, as well as all of our cyclocross tires.

45 mm = 1.9 – 2.0: this depends on the manufacturer
47 mm = 2.1 – this can also vary according to the manufacturer

Yes, if the casing is still good, we can replace with a new inner tube. Email us with the details and we can get you a quote on pricing and timing. We only repair Dugast tires.

Yes, that is possible but only if you send us just the tread.   

Road

The Paris-Roubaix tire is the ideal tire to use in the spring season, when road conditions can be wet, slippery, and less than perfect. Like the name implies, the Dugast Paris-Roubaix road tire was developed to handle the nastiest of European Classics, so it is home on pavement to pavé, dust to mud, from the start line to the showers after a long hard day. 

Tires with Silk casings will give you the ultimate in supple casings and the lowest rolling resistance. Cotton casing tires give less risks of a puncture than the silk tire, without giving up much in ride quality. Flying Doctor casings are going to offer more durability, but a less supple feel, which is why FD casings are primarily offered in MTB and CX tires. Our favorite option in road tires is a cotton casing with Neoprene sidewall treatments.

22 mm - on a nice, smooth road when the weather is dry. You need to make sure that the rim isn’t wider than the tire.

23 – 24 mm: an all-around tire, will fit in most road frames.

25 mm: this will give you more comfort due to high volume, but doesn’t fit in every frame.

27 mm: for spring conditions and bad weather conditions. The 27 mm width is one of our favorites, but you need to make sure they will fit the clearances of your frame (best to know this before you glue them on)!

30 mm: we recently started offering the Paris-Roubaix road tire in a 30 mm width due to demand from top pro riders tackling the toughest classics. 

All road tires have a removable valve of 38 mm. If you would like to have a longer valve, you can add a valve extender to your order. Our valve extenders are 25 mm long and are compatible with our road, cross and track tires. You can also find valve stem extenders from other sources for deeper dish wheels.

General

Absolutely, yes. Our initial offerings to the U.S. market are the tires we think best fit the market, but if you are looking for something special, email us your requests.

Yes, that is possible. Let's say you have an old stash of green Michelin Muds (or some other clincher tire that you prefer) hiding away in a dark corner, and you want these treads glued onto Dugast tubular casings. We can send them to the studio and have your dream tires made. Email us ahead of time so we can quote timing and pricing.

The short answer is this: unless you are putting sealant in an ORI casing tire, it's not a good idea. The reason is all on Dugast tires with the exception of ORI casings have high quality lightweight latex tubes inside. Latex tubes inherently leak air over time. If you have liquid latex in your tires and you let them sit for a long time without reinflating, you run the risk of the inner tube welding itself together inside the casing.

To repair small holes: Yes, Joe's Super Sealant can repair small flats. Most other products don’t work or haven’t been tested by us. We will be looking to offer Joe's Super Sealant here in the U.S., so stay tuned!

For ORI casing tires, we will be doing extensive testing on the Utah single track trails with both CX and MTB tires to see which of the readily-available sealants works best. Stay tuned!

Not at this time. Never say never, but A. Dugast currently only makes the finest hand-crafted tubular tires.

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