Veloflex tubulars

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markyboy
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by markyboy

Hi guys,
I am looking at veloflex tubs,for my new bora wheels.
I have used vittoria corsa cx before and looking to change.
What are these tyres or tires like? and which ones would you
suggest?
If you puncture them can they be repaired?
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Kastrup
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by Kastrup

All of your questions have been discussed and answered in various threads on this forum. Use the search function and i am sure you will find the specific threads :)
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by Montana

I used to run Vittoria and now run Veloflex Extreme (New)/Carbon(Old) - the ones with the black sidewall - I prefer the Veloflex slightly more - They are just as serviceable as any other tubular... -

If you like nice tires then get a pair - you won't be disappointed - As mentioned their is much information on the accolades for Veloflex on this forum

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by markyboy

Kastrup wrote:All of your questions have been discussed and answered in various threads on this forum. Use the search function and i am sure you will find the specific threads :)

So you have never asked a question then without it being discussed before
on this forum?
As i would of said most, if not all, have been covered sometime or another
on this forum but people still ask questions.
Thats what i thought forums were about.
If everyone used the search function you would have nothing to talk about.
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markyboy wrote:
Kastrup wrote:All of your questions have been discussed and answered in various threads on this forum. Use the search function and i am sure you will find the specific threads :)

So you have never asked a question then without it being discussed before
on this forum?
As i would of said most, if not all, have been covered sometime or another
on this forum but people still ask questions.
Thats what i thought forums were about.
If everyone used the search function you would have nothing to talk about.


I don't want this to turn this into a lockable thread. So therefore i will try to answer you as politely as possible because it seems to me that you were upset from my previous answer.

As you point out, forums exist so that equally minded people can share information and discuss basically everything. I personally don't know much about Veloflex tubulars. My first and only pair of tubulars were the Veloflex Roubaix which i've been very pleased with. I cannot comment on the differences between Vittoria and Veloflex however, so in order to try and help you, i suggested that you might as well use the search function because your questions have been discussed a couple of times. This was not ment as a spiteful comment but it was my way of helping you to make a decision.

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by markyboy

No probs
i just thought you were having a dig,as others on this site have said the same thing to others
who have just wanted to know things.
I have tried to use the search function with not much luck.
Thanks anyway.
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canbakay
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by canbakay

ok so the previous tubular tires i used were vittoria evo cxs

differences (based on 2 rides totalling 200km):
easier to mount for starters.
they are 22mm and I use them on 404 firecrests (very wide) so the issue there is, the outer part of the rim doesn't have as much contact with the sides of the tires like the evos did. But then again my old wheels were the 2010 zipps so a narrower profile. As you know thats where the glues bonding power lies in, this is a small matter of concern however I glued them myself and trust my skills (knock on wood).

The ride quality compared to the evos is marginal, but there is some. They are quite grippy, I took some pretty fast hard turns with them - confidently. Rode on some pretty bad roads, on a part of the ride, not so comfortable but I had them on higher than usual pressure as weather and anticipated roads were optimal. On nice roads they are quite sublime. At the moment, I prefer them to the evos (evos were pretty damn good as well)

On looks; veloflex. Cleaner looking, blacker, less sidewall showing...well none on mine but on boras maybe but doubt it. If u order from wiggle, be sure to call ahead and ask them to line up ones that have matching Veloflex writings. Many of them have the hot stamps in different locations, that definitely annoys me.

Looking at the way they are made, they don't seem to be as serviceable.

Damn expensive, twice as evos.
Hold pressure much much longer than evos (my exp.)

If you check out the last 4-5 pages of the "tour tire rolling resistance" thread you'll find more info.

hope this helps.

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by markyboy

Many thanks for that info,will check out those pages to.
again thanks very much
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Just be careful with the Extremes.
Mine couldn't hold air even when brand new.
I only went through 7 in 2 weeks though... maybe I didn't give them a full shot.
Wanted to like them though.
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by tcramer

jvanv8 wrote:Just be careful with the Extremes.
Mine couldn't hold air even when brand new.
I only went through 7 in 2 weeks though... maybe I didn't give them a full shot.
Wanted to like them though.


You definately forgot to tighten the valves. Those things are removable and does not always come tight from production.
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by UpFromOne

+1 on the valve core issue.

Also, FWIW, Veloflex generally uses a higher TPI on their casings, which makes for a more supple tire. Vittoria did a good thing by going from 290 to 320 tpi a couple years ago, but most Veloflex are 350tpi.

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by rc32

Markyboy,

Take a look at the sticky thread on tubulars. (Glueing tubulars-The Tubular thread).
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=72309

You'll find a lot of info on these tires as well as on many others. Advantages, disadvantages, gluing methods, etc.

It is a pretty extensive collection of information so be prepared to sip a couple of beers while reading through it.

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:beerchug: for that will have a look.
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i have them on my scott
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by Steve0

I raced with vittoria corsa cx and I liked them. Than I raced with veloflex carbon and liked them more. And then I got myself a pair of dugast road tubulars, these were the best, in both wet and dry conditions.

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