Rear Tubular mileage - what's yours?

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ricorob
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by ricorob

mine: vittoria corsa evo cx - started to show threads at 1500 miles. 0 flats.
I'm looking for something longer lasting.

by Weenie


audiophilitis
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by audiophilitis

Hi there, first post here but thought I'd cime in. I have just over 2000 miles on Continental Comps -- they're bald in the center but still have some life left -- maybe another few hundred miles. No flats either and pressure was around 140.

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HammerTime2
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by HammerTime2

For a given tubular, there are many factors, such as road surface, riding style and weight distribution on the bike, inflation pressure (which decreases over the course of a ride for latex tubes), and maybe aging, but to be informative you should certainly list the big kahuna factor, rider weight.

As for me, 68-71 kg, ridden at 7 1/2 to 8 bar, anywhere from about 4500 to 6500 km in the rear on Continental Competition until the tread is gone somewhere, then I replace it within 100 km or so.

Edit: Continental Competitions used are 22 mm.
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ricorob
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by ricorob

172 LBS(78 KG) @ 110 PSI(7.5 Bar) - rough roads/mainly mountains

trilocus
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by trilocus

weight: 76 kg, 8 bar, veloflex extreme, less 500 km, two flats

cezinho
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by cezinho

ricorob wrote:172 LBS(78 KG) @ 110 PSI(7.5 Bar) - rough roads/mainly mountains


Same here


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LouisN
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by LouisN

Seems like good numbers IMO.

I'm the same weight and run about the same pressure as you, with Canadian roads though...

I have two Cx's ("dry" wheelset) and two SC's that have around the same mileage, but also have done their turn on the front wheel. Now the rear tires look "squared" but no signs of casing threads yet...My estimation is around 4000 km's total (2500 mi).

I also run Veloflex Carbon's. They look like they'll last longer than the Vittorias.

I personnally woudln't run less comfortable and "performing" tubs than these.

Louis :)

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by fdegrove

Hi,

I also run Veloflex Carbon's. They look like they'll last longer than the Vittorias.


They should.

Veloflex Carbon @ 8 bar (110 psi?), aged at least six months, 5 to 6.000km, no competition, no foul weather, weighing 72 to 75 kg and OK roads mostly. No flats safe for the obvious glass and metal stuff I didn't spot in time which happens very rarely.

Ciao, ;)
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apLe
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by apLe

7500km out of Conti Sprinter. Front like new, rear is flat, but still rideable w/out any signs of casing showing. 71-72kg, mostly dry conditions on different roads, even gravel.
18' R5 coming soon...

cezinho
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by cezinho

sprinters are my next choice.
happy now with my CX and Conti competition though

Thirstyman
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by Thirstyman

veloflex carbons. 78kg rider. rear pressure 120-130psi.

on the 23mm version

REAR: I have gotten only 1500 miles before the top tread wears through to the grey compound underneath and 2000 miles total before first threads show.

FRONT: >3000 miles. usually retire the tire due to a puncture or sidewall damage.

on 22mm version (which appears to have a higher density black rubber compound throughout the tire, ie no less dense grey compound beneath)

REAR: retire at 3000 miles with tread remaining.

FRONT: 4000 miles. again usually retire due to damage before worn out.

by Weenie


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