Dugast tires are world renowned. With their supple rubber and made only from the finest materials and casings, Dugast tubulars are the tire of choice among riders from the Pro Tour to the Paris-Roubaix seeking light-weight, performance-oriented tubular tires. Today, cyclists of all levels and abilities can enjoy Dugast tires, whether your passion is cyclocross, road, mountain bike or track, Dugast has a tubular tire for you.
The Dugast Tire Company was founded by André Dugast in 1972. He hand-stitched each tubular tire and personally delivered his exceptional product to cyclists. In 2003, the 72 year-old Parisian sold his company to Dutchman Richard Nieuwhuis.
Today, with a vastly increased annual production, Nieuwhuis maintains the same standards of excellence. Casings are still made of natural elements like cotton or silk. And Nieuwhuis continues to create Dugast tubular tires by hand. He personally delivers finished tubulars to racers at the most prestigious cycling competitions around the globe.
These Dugast tubulars feature the same quality rubber and hand stitching cyclists have been racing on for decades. Each tire has been designed to have the optimal mix between weight, performance and function.
Locate a Canadian Dugast Dealer
The Cyclery is proud to be the Canadian distributor for Dugast tires. If you’re not in the Ottawa area and prefer to shop local, our Dugast dealer locator will show other Canadian dealers in your area.
Frequently Asked Questions about Dugast Tires
How to Pull Treads Off the Casing
1. Leave the tire at room temperature (at least 20C) for at least 3 hours, so that it becomes supple.
2. Take with your nail the side of the tread off the casing until it’s off for +/- 0,5 cm.
3. Take the part that is loose and pull it more off the casing for about 5 cm at that side.
4. Push slowly with your thumb under the tread so that you come out at the other side of the tread.
5. Put the tread over your thumb and pull it off the casing piece by piece (1-2 cm at once) until the total tread is loose.
6. Undo the tread of loose pieces of glue.
When Can I Use Which Type of Tire?
Typhoon: This is an all around type of tire that can be used on nearly all types of courses, wet or dry.
Pipistrello: On a dry and sandy course.
Rhino: On a muddy and slippery course.
What Width Tire Should I Use?The width of the tire you use depends on your weight. We recommend:
<30kg (110lbs): 30mm
<85kg (187lbs): 32mm
>85kg (187lbs): 34mm
How Do I Glue My Dugast Tires?
1. Give the tire pressure 0.5 to 1 bar and put it on a new rim.
2. Sand the rim with rough sandpaper.
3. Put a thin layer of glue on the rim.
4. Let the glue dry for 24 hours.
5. Put a second, thicker layer of glue on the complete rim.
6. Let the second layer dry again for 24 hours.
7. Check if the radius of the tire is the same as the radius of the rim (see drawing). If yes, proceed to step number 8.
a) Apply another layer of glue and push the small rim tape in the glue. Note the tape must be between 6-9mm.
b) Let everything dry for 24 hours.
c) Put another layer of glue on the tape.
d) Let everything dry for another 24 hours.
9. Put a thin layer of glue on the base tape of the tire (see drawing).
10. Put a layer of glue on the rim.
11. Put the tire on the rim. Pay attention that the wheel always remains in the upright position with the hole of the valve at the top. Then put the tire on the rim. Begin at the top and then push the tire (always with the same force) to the bottom. Turn the wheel upside down and pull the last part of the tire onto the rim.
12. Give the tire a pressure of approximately 2 bars.
13. Centre the tire until the tread is in a straight line with the wheel.
14. Control if the base tape appears on both sides of the rim. If not, turn the tire in a way that it does.
15. Using a towel, remove the glue that is still visible between the tire and the rim. Remove glue with care and do not use gasoline or similar products.
16. Let everything dry for 24 hours.
17. We advise you to put Aquasure on the tire (with the exception of track tires):
- Put the plastic gloves on which are supplied in the box
- Put the tube of Aquasure in a vertical way onto the side of the tire
- Place a tiny layer over the complete length of the tire and sidewall with your gloved finger or a brush
- Spread the product over the tire between the rim and the tread.
- Repeat this process on the other side.
- Put some Aquasure around the valve hole.
- Let everything dry for 10 hours.