Lets just say that in the idle months waiting for the nights to draw in, I've been pondering tubs. Apart from track racing the tub is uniquely 'cross (well, generally) so I'm standing on the precipice of the 'cross geek abyss pondering whether to take the final plunge and declare my cross intentions (and make the house small of glue) and gets tubs built by fellows with French names. So can I ask the learned team please:
1. Let's take a hypothetical rider - early middle age, trains a bit but could do more, willing to train harder this season (!) - is a tub going to really offer much better performance over a clincher?
2. If you spend all week sorting and gluing a general tread only for the following Sunday to be a mud bath, then what? Assuming one does not have a shed of handbuilt hoops hanging spare...
3. Do you have to get removable valves to whack sealant in?
4. Are punctures a major faff? How do you get a tub off? Do folks repair them themselves or send them off to obscure chaps in sheds for repair?
5. Whats a good all round tub for that sort of wet but not deep mud that most courses consist of from October?
6. Are they really realy really all they're cracked up to be?
Yours in anticipation, Cycles Goff.