Definition of tubular tire in US English:

tubular tire


  • A completely enclosed tire cemented on to the wheel rim, used on racing bicycles.

    • ‘Tube-type clinchers or tubular tires, on the other hand, can often go flat in a matter of seconds!’
    • ‘Once relegated to those racers who competed on tubular tires, this new breed of all-carbon clinchers promises to provide near - 1000 gram wheelsets to those who prefer the convenience of clincher tires.’
    • ‘They specialize in refurbishing tubular tires with new tubes.’
    • ‘With similar quality construction, the tubular tire and rim will be lighter and will hold more pressure.’
    • ‘The requirements of a rim for clincher tires are completely different from those of a rim for tubular tires.’