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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:15 pm 
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I have read many favorable reviews on this site, but several of the reviews I have read on other sites indicated that the tire felt very slow. I am looking at picking up a set of nice clinchers and these were on my radar, however I am slow enough and do not need a tire to contribute. :D Thoughts?

Any Corsa riders notice the "slowness"


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:25 pm 
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Some people tend to associate "fast", and "harsh". And some associate comfy, and slow.

I have the Corsas and they feel very comfortable (100/110-115PSI), but certainly not slow.

Louis :)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:46 pm 
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Hi,

You'd be hard pressed to find a faster tyre especially when you put in a nice latex inner tube.

I've been on Corsa (20 and 22mm) myself occasionally and never thought of them as slow. Far from it.

Ciao, ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:48 pm 
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LouisN wrote:
Some people tend to associate "fast", and "harsh". And some associate comfy, and slow.

I have the Corsas and they feel very comfortable (100/110-115PSI), but certainly not slow.

Louis :)









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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:59 pm 
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fdegrove wrote:
Hi,You'd be hard pressed to find a faster tyre especially when you put in a nice latex inner tube. I've been on Corsa (20 and 22mm) myself occasionally and never thought of them as slow. Far from it.Ciao, ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:22 pm 
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They are definitely not slow.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:41 pm 
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Not slow, but perhaps a little heavy. As a rule add 10% to Veloflex claimed weight to get the actual weight.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:47 pm 
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II've read so many good things about these tires. Ordered a set last week in the new 23mm size. Can't wait to try them out!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:54 pm 
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sgray wrote:
Not slow, but perhaps a little heavy. As a rule add 10% to Veloflex claimed weight to get the actual weight.

Heavy?! That's one of the lightest clinchers. Mine weighted 195gr each.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:24 pm 
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They are nice tyres. Very similar to Vittoria 320tpi Corsa CXs, but slimy road performance is as good as Michelins and they are tough enough to ride in winter if you're not afraid of the odd puncture. My tyre of choice.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:48 pm 
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Indeed a very good tire. Not at all feeling slow compared to Conti Attack/Force and Vittoria Open Paves.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:06 pm 
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nspace wrote:
II've read so many good things about these tires. Ordered a set last week in the new 23mm size. Can't wait to try them out!


Where did you find the new 23mm size? Have you received them yet?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:30 pm 
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I should receive them any day now. I noticed on a few online stores (including the Veloflex site) that they have updated the Corsa 22 to 23. I have no idea if there is any difference. I read online someone that some people thought they were just rebadged because the 22's ran wide anyways, but I don't know for sure. When I get them I will report back here and weigh them. May not be able to measure until I get my wheels all built up and tires mounted in a week or so.

I found them at Ribble, but I think I put them out of stock after the order.
http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... ELXTYRF350


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:49 am 
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I posted in another thread...but I've measured both my old 22 and the new 23s and they are the same size - right around 22.5mm.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:31 pm 
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Brilliant things based on my experiences. Most comfortable tyre I have ever ridden. Good puncture resistance too - 1 or two flats in 4000 ish km on glassy roads. 115psi around town and 150psi on smooth crit track. Enjoy. I


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