The Vittoria's are nice: But way to puncture prone... I prefer Conti's, because of their best overall performance (puncture resistance, rolling resistance and price).[/quote]fdegrove wrote:Hi,
Leaving price out of the equation as I consider it a variable, not a constant, leaves you with a tyre with only average rolling resistance, lousy to nonexistent comfort at usual tyre pressures and a good measured (labtest) puncture resistance which in practice (read IME) is no better than say a Veloflex Carbon or Roubaix/Arenberg.
That said, where I do most of my riding a typical Vittoria Evo CX is useless as it tends to pick up all kinds of flints and digs them in until a puncture occurs. Add a questionable (at best) behaviour under wet conditions and it's off the list.
A good Vitto tubular would be a CX SC in 25mm version should it exist IMHO. Until it does Roubaix/Arenberg seems to be the obvious choice should you need a wider than 23mm tubular tyre.
Great post fdegrove: At least we can agree that Vittorias are WAY to puncture prone
I've only heard GREAT things about Veloflex, but they are to expensive for me! I know that Continentals are average on rollling resistance (they are nice tubs: but not great/the best out there), but I tend to be able to find them here and there at great prices, and then buy some! I guess Continentals are way pricier in the US, but here I still find them the best compromise of price, feel and puncture resistance...