Cyclocross tubular tyres:

Portland Bicycle Studio is intimately familiar with tubulars for cyclocross racing.

Dugast Rhinos, FMB cotton, Challenge Grifos. To name a few.


Keep in mind: I don’t have as many wheel sets as Sven Nys. But, I do have a few wheels per race bike. I mean, what serious cyclocross racer does not? You want to have tyres to cover all conditions or a decent all-around tyre if you only have one race wheel set.

A couple of race wheel set line ups:

1 set of FMB Grifo Sprints 32mm
2 sets of Challenge Grifo 32mm
2 sets of Dugast Rhino 32mm


grippo1 set of FMB SSC Sprints 32mm
1 set of TUFO Flexus Primus 32mm
1 set of Challenge Grifo 32mm
1 set of FMB Grippo XL 32mm
1 set TUFO Flexus Cubus 32mm

These would cover all of your bases. Dry condition tyres, wet condition tyres. Fast tyres, agressive tyres.

But ah… Challenge has been having delivery problems. (which does not mean your LBS does not have any but, my little bike shop does not) and I am clean out of Dugasts. I’ve got an order of Dugast Rhinos on order that are due in late September! Late September!? I’ll have 8 cyclocross races behind me by then! (read: my fault here for NOT ordering dozens of Rhinos in the spring right?)

Francois has been turning out cx tyres for me like CRAZY. What was once a 4-8weeks (yes, that is quite the range) has been more like 2 week turn delivery. And the pricing is not ridiculous. It is downright reasonable. FMB has contracted to get Challenge and “Schwalbe” treads. So, now you can get an FMB cotton casing with a Grifo, Grifo xs or Fango tread. Not to mention the classic Racing Ralph tread design. Go Francois Marie!!

That is faster than I can get Challenge or Dugast tyres! In lieu of waiting to get Dugasts Rhinos and Challenge Grifos and as availability is slim right now:

I’m taking deposits on pre-orders for FMB and Dugast tyres.
This will be the best way to make sure you have what you need going in to the cyclocross season.

FMB Grifo mediums $120
FMB Grippo XL $130
Dugast Rhinos are $120

Add $10 for shipping in the continental US. Or free local pickup.

(existing PBS clients and attendees of the Upper Echelon-Portland Bicycle Studio cyclocross clinics are eligible for a discount on their order)

Email your order or questions to me here.

Tubular cyclocross tyre installation is $50 per tyre.

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