Race Clincher Tyre

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JamesGRC
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by JamesGRC

Anyone recommend some fast and grippy clinchers for racing on. So far, I'm quite liking the idea of open tubulars with their higher TPI making them more supple. I prefer 25mm in width as a sidenote

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by caad4rep

Continental Grand Prix 4000s

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S-Works Turbo.
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When thinking of a racing tire I think of: supple, light and fast to name a few. the GP4000 that was mentioned earlier isn't realy supple. When inclined to like Conti, you might like the Grand Prix TT better.
Challenge Criterium is also an awesome tire.
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Oh, what inner tubes are you going to use for racing?
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Schwalbe one is great.
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JamesGRC
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by JamesGRC

Those look nice with a good TPI. Lots of love about for vittoria corsa and s works turbo as well it seems. I have no preference to conti btw, only used their mtb tyres before.

Frankie - B wrote:Oh, what inner tubes are you going to use for racing?


And I plan on using latex tubes

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great, latex is great!

Tire wise, get some good race tires and expect to get 3000km from the rear tire, max.
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S works turbo or Veloflex master are my go to for supple clinchers.
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I really like the Vittoria SC (gum wall) or whatever they are calling he newest version. S-works Turbo have been really good for me this year, I've been using both the 24 and 26 (prefer the 26 on HED Belgium + rims). The Turbo cotton tires have a better road feel, but are massively more expensive. I've got a coule sets of those on race wheels and they're great.

Vittoria Open Pave get a solid vote for rough roads as well. They used to be my go to, but really the 26mm S-works turbo has pretty much replaced them for me (and they roll faster).

sd5500
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Turbo Cottons with latex tubes! they come in 24 and 26. I raced the 24s on my 4.5s all year. No flats, cuts, and high miles.

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by kasperkls02

I really love my S-works turbo, I have used this race season, now switching to durano plus.
S works turbo, is running great haven't had a puncture yet, and they feel fast, and feels like having low rolling resistance :D

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by JoeFlan

Depends on what weather you're racing in. Last season I raced on 27mm Paves, but probably 75% of my races were wet or has really rough roads. They are still my favorite tires.
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by nvroadie

Run S-Works Turbos for an entire season with no flats. There are also really fast and pretty light.


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Can you share what actual width Turbo Cottons have and on what rim.

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