For decades the Dugast tire brand was a low production tire company making handmade tubulars for professional riders and a small amount for distribution around the world to small boutique bike shops. Around 2003 under the new leadership of Richard Nieuwhuis the brand began to expand providing the same high end quality at higher volumes for racers and riders all over the world. The brand continues to be a leader in races where tire performance is crucial and you'll often see riders outfitted with Dugast tires, if you can judge a tire by its tread and casing without logos.
The Strada tire with cotton casing is the all around workhorse of the Dugast road tire family. The rubber compound and light tread provides grip to spare in most riding situations and has decades of top tier professional rider testing from the cobbles of the north to the winding descents of the Pyrenees. Wherever you want to ride, this tire will provide a fast and stable platform for you.
If you're looking for an improved ride quality over the cotton casing of the Strada Cotton tubular the Strada Silk tubular is the tire for you. If you're looking for something that the pros use on the cobbles of Paris Roubaix the namesake Paris Roubaix Cotton tubular is for you.
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.
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.
|Rim Compatibility||28" (road) tubular|