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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:28 pm 
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I currently use Vittoria Corsa CX, but I know they are not the fastest tub for race day. I was looking at the Crono or the Conti Podium TT.

Just wondered if anyone has experience of these tubs or can recommend a good race day alternative.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:11 pm 
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The CX test fast very often (though there seem to be outliers when tested by a german mag). Certainly faster than the Podium. See here, although it's about older versions of the tyre viewtopic.php?f=3&t=114537 .
Facing the same question at the moment, running 22mm SCs, pondering to glue up 25mm SC or CX for a TT, at least for the rear.

Edit: here's another thread with some info viewtopic.php?f=3&t=116471

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:16 pm 
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Podiums never seemed quick for me but they are fairly bullet proof.
Gone through a few corsa cx's fairly quickly, but now on Schwalbe TT's. Not had long enough to give a proper evaluation though.

Not sure if you're planning on using a disc wheel, but you might encounter problems with the new corsa valves.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:24 am 
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Vittoria Crono - 19mm @ 145psi (ish) or 24mm@20 psi less
See : viewtopic.php?f=113&t=127181&p=1086740#p1086740


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:02 pm 
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How about a tyre that is not likely to puncture. Nothing ruins a TT like a puncture and nothing makes you slower either. I'd stick with the corsa's.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:49 pm 
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the latest science shows that you should match the tyre width closely with your rim width.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:54 pm 
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well that has always been true and is rather obvious how it has taken so long for everyone to realise including me I don't know. given most tubular rims are 20 or 21mm width it does mean narrow tubs like people had back in the 80's and 90's.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:49 am 
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bm0p700f wrote:
How about a tyre that is not likely to puncture. Nothing ruins a TT like a puncture and nothing makes you slower either. I'd stick with the corsa's.

Other than in a stage race, we go on the edge. A flat, ends the TT. But the TT is for you, or if its a race for position, its hard to remember who got 2nd.


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