Dugast Paris Roubaix Cotton Tubular Tire


The Paris Roubaix tubular is a fitting tire for it's name. The Paris-Roubaix, designed for the cobbles riders tackle during the "Hell of the North," consists of a wide platform cotton casing wrapped in Dugast's famous rubber. For proffesional riders this means the best performance they can find in a tire for the roughest terrain the pro peleton tackles. For you it means a tire that will comfortably get you through the toughest terrain in wet and dry conditions.

Other Dugast Options

For anything on smoother roads where the speeds are higher the Strada Cotton or more supple Strada Silk tires are a perfect option.


With all tubular tires we'd recommend having an experienced shop mount your tires for you. If you feel confident, have done this before, or have a friend to help out here's the instructions Dugast recommends for their tire installs. I've edited the original instructions to make a bit more sense to an English reader and added a few notes of my own. As with all install instructions, but especially gluing tubulars, we are not responsible for any injuries or mishaps if you're following these instructions.

  1. Inflate the tire to 7-14 PSI (0.5-1 bar) and mount on the rim. We let tire stretch for 24 hours before removing it.
  2. Prep rim:
    1. If you're using an alloy rim sand the rim with rough sandpaper.
    2. For all new rims clean with alcohol to remove any oil or other substances that might interfere with the bonding of the glue.
  3. Put a thin even layer of glue on the rim.
  4. Let this dry for 24 hours.
  5. Put a second, thicker, layer of glue on the rim.
  6. Let this dry again for 24 hours.
  7. Check if the radius of the tyre is the same as the radius of the rim. To do this mount the tire and make sure the tire is snug on the rim. If there's more than a 1mm gap follow steps 8.1. - 8.4. otherwise skip to step 9. (It's rare to have a tire not fit snugly on a rim, this is more of an oldschool problem when rims varied in diameter more than they do now with modern manufacturing tolerances.)
  8. If not: (as in the drawing)
    1. Put another layer of glue and push the small rim tape in the glue. Attention: the tape cannot be to0 large (only between 6 and 9 mm).
    2. Let everything dry for 24 hours.
    3. Put another layer of glue on the tape.
  9. Inflate the tire to 7-14 PSI (0.5-1 bar).
  10. Put a thin layer of glue on the base tape of the tire.
  11. Put a layer of glue on the rim.
  12. Put the tire on the rim. Pay attention: the wheel always has to stay upright position with the hole of the valve at the top. Then put the tyre on the rim: Begin at the top and then push the tyre (always with the same force!) to the bottom. Turn the wheel upside down and pull the last part of the tyre onto the rim.
  13. Inflate the tire to 28 PSI (2 bar).
  14. Centre the tyre until the tread is in a straight line with the wheel.
  15. Remove the glue that you still see between the tire and the rim with a towel. Please be careful and don't use gasoline or similar products.
  16. Let everything dry for 24 hours.

Again, we can't stress enough that this is more likely to be done correctly by an experienced mechanic. Rolling a tire is a painful, and potentially costly way to realize you did something wrong. Also, there's a lot of ways to glue tires and opinions on tape vs. glue and the best way to glue, we're just trying to help you make sense of the English translation on the Dugast website.

Weight, 27mm 380g*
Rim Compatibility 28" (road) tubular
Casing Material Cotton
Tube Material Butyl
*Due to the handmade construction of Dugast tires, weights may vary. Feel free to contact us before ordering if you need an exact weight.