The 2015 Kona Jake the Snakee has Alex CXD6 wheelset installed, but i could not find any information is it for tubular, clincher or for both tire types ?

It has Challenge Grifo Comp 700x32c tires but apparently there are both tubular and clincher version of those available too.

  • I would say assume clincher but it is a CX. You should include a link to the bike.
    – paparazzo
    May 21, 2015 at 15:54

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That wheelset includes clincher-style rims that are tubeless compatible.

Be sure not to confuse tubular with tubeless. Tubeless looks similar to a clincher (beads on each side, open on the bottom), but doesn't use an inner tube, while tubular is a single whole tube with tire and inner tube combined; these tubular need to be glued on the rim.


It looks like they are tubeless compatible clincher rims.

  • First time i have heard of such, i somehow thought that it's either clincher or tubeless. But this sounds good, if you can actually use both tubeless and clinchers with the same wheelset.
    – abramss2
    May 21, 2015 at 16:06
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    Most tubeless rims do both tubeless and clincher.
    – Batman
    May 21, 2015 at 16:42
  • I'm not aware of any tubeless rim that can't take a clincher tire.
    – ChrisL
    Jun 30, 2015 at 23:37

The Alex CXD6 wheelset that is standard on that bike includes clincher rims, and are they are also tubeless ready.

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    – Gary.Ray
    Jul 1, 2015 at 15:06

100% Clincher. Nobody makes a production bike with tubulars - way too much of a liability issue. An improperly glued tire is extremely dangerous. Also gluing tubulars on is a very time consuming process which isn't possible in a mass manufacturing environment.

  • Looks like you have either mistyped, or have confused "Tubular" - a tire with the tube sewn into the tire and glued onto the rim; and "Tubeless". These wheels are tubless compatible clincher rims. You may want to edit or delete this answer to avoid downvotes.
    – Gary.Ray
    Jul 1, 2015 at 14:57

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