While Tufo offers carbon fiber wheels with tubular tires (Tufo Colibri) that are lighter by 195g or so than the Easton EC90 XC wheelset, I’m leery of a tubular for MTB use in distant areas, due to field repair issues. But for local use where being stranded would not be a risk, I could see using tubulars.
Tufo America’s response to my request for a set of Colibri wheels to review was as follows:
Subject: Tufo Colibri question
Would Tufo be able to provide a set of the Tufo Colibri wheels for evaluation and review? I would need them around late July.
Looks like I won’t be reviewing the Tufo offering any time soon. If this is how Tufo responds to the press, I wonder how Tufo treats their customers?