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 Post subject: Summer road tyres
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:18 am 
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Hi all

I run with schwalbe ultremo zx tyres on my colnago and was thinking of changing to Michelin pro races any recommendations or personal experiences with either tyres would be great, I've found the schwalbe's are very good at being puncture resistant.


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 Post subject: Re: Summer road tyres
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:21 pm 
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I've had bad luck with Michelins every time and I just don't like the road-feel they give. But I seem to be kind of alone on this one, since they're highly rated. I was always a big fan of Vittoria Open Corsa's until I tried Veloflex Corsa's. I let them dry out for about six months, never punctured in 6.000 kilometres and the road-feel...wow, super impressive. I have no experience with Schwalbe though.


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 Post subject: Re: Summer road tyres
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:56 pm 
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No, you're not alone, Sjoerd.
There were many voices over the internet against the Pro 3, when it came out, many did seek old stock of Pro 2s.
I was hesitant a bit because of this, but still decided to try the Pro 3.
~5 sets and 3 full seasons now. Not a single flat and no problems whatsoever. There are very small cuts on the surface, but it does not have any negative effect on performance, comfort and flat resistance, it seems. I hit many potholes at high speed - no flats.

All in all, I trust Michelin, I'll will. But to the point, I've no experience with pro 4, there're too many models, it's quite confusing which shall I get. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Summer road tyres
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:03 pm 
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Krilion Carbons or their alternative are great, but I love my new veloflex carbons! You could try the veloflex masters?


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 Post subject: Re: Summer road tyres
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:40 am 
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Michelin 25 mm Pros & Grand Bois 26 mm are my present favorites. Every time I nail a pothole I'm glad for the extra air in my tires.

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 Post subject: Re: Summer road tyres
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:06 pm 
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Can I offer Conti 4 Seasons 25 into the mix...?


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 Post subject: Re: Summer road tyres
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:22 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Summer road tyres
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:43 pm 
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Continental with there 4 seasons and GP 4000s make all the tyre anyone actually needs.

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 Post subject: Re: Summer road tyres
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:57 pm 
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I have tried every tire under the sun and find the Continental Gp4000s to be the most durable/flat proof tire on the market. I put the Vitoria Corsa CX a close second because of its supreme road feel. The Vitoria seems to wear out quickly but its handling characteristic are simply sublime. Everything else I have tried seems to get flats too easily.


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 Post subject: Re: Summer road tyres
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:02 am 
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GP4000 (black only)


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 Post subject: Re: Summer road tyres
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:26 am 
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Hi,

Sjoerd wrote:
I've had bad luck with Michelins every time and I just don't like the road-feel they give. But I seem to be kind of alone on this one, since they're highly rated. I was always a big fan of Vittoria Open Corsa's until I tried Veloflex Corsa's. I let them dry out for about six months, never punctured in 6.000 kilometres and the road-feel...wow, super impressive. I have no experience with Schwalbe though.


Hard to beat a seasoned (as in aged for six months) Veloflex tyre mated to a Vredestein latex inner tube for Summer rides.
Fast, comfy, good grip, all in all hard to beat.

Come Winter, come Continental. Lower pressure, less comfort, butyl inner tube and if you have one of their Black Chili spiced models, formidable grip too.

Conti has the grippy compound, Veloflex has the right casing.

Still, in the Summer Veloflex rules.

Ciao, ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Summer road tyres
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:14 am 
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Another vote for veloflex during summer. Unbeatable combination of speed, comfort and grip.


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 Post subject: Re: Summer road tyres
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:34 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Summer road tyres
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:09 pm 
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Vittoria CXs are for those who can't quite make the jump to tubs, but want the "open" association.

That said, the SC is a significant improvement over the slip-slidey CX Evo.

GP4000S and Attack / Force (lighter) ... or just 2x Force if you want 24mm volume are good options.

I've run Ultremo ZX for the past 4 months commuting 22km per day in London with no flats which isn't bad. They are pretty fast but not convinced about wet weather grip. Can slide under hard accelerations in the wet which has surprised me.

ProRace4 ... good all rounder also.

Did use Veloflex Pave for a while but the puncture resistance wasn't up to it. Should try the fdegrove prescription at some point, though come summer (please), come tubulars ...


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 Post subject: Re: Summer road tyres
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:14 pm 
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fdegrove wrote:
Hard to beat a seasoned (as in aged for six months) Veloflex tyre


I feel kinda dumb for not ordering mine in january. So it looks like another year on Conti's for me.


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