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 Post subject: Tubular suggestion
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:58 pm 
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Can you name a few low-weight high quality tubulars with an acceptable puncture resistance?

I'm not too concerned about the durability, or price, I'm just looking for the lowest weight without too much risk of flat tires.

I know this is a difficult compromise to achieve, but maybe there is something out there that is better than the rest.

I was thinking Veloflex Extreme or Tufo Elite S3 225.

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Tubular suggestion
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:31 am 
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What for? General riding? Racing? TT's? etc...

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 Post subject: Re: Tubular suggestion
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:27 am 
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Get the veloflex


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 Post subject: Re: Tubular suggestion
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:06 am 
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Vitt Pave...light enuf, supple, amazing grip and long lasting, U can still find some at bike-discount.de & probikekit.com

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 Post subject: Re: Tubular suggestion
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:26 am 
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Vittoria CG Pave are a little on the heavy side, however, they are reliable for punctures and roll very well.

I'm riding on my 3rd pair of Vittoria Pave at very low pressures on rural roads and they are yet to come to any harm - also have tried for a while or still ride FMB PR and CX Comp, Schwalbe HT and Vittoria SC and CX tubulars, the Pave compare well to all of these considering they are Vittoria's heavy duty offerings.


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 Post subject: Re: Tubular suggestion
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:50 am 
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Plus 1 on the Veloflex. Got the sprinter version and loved it! I have 3 x veloflex carbon haven't used


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 Post subject: Re: Tubular suggestion
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:33 pm 
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Never used them but I would go for the Veloflex Arenberg or Roubaix. Keep hearing excellent things about em.


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 Post subject: Re: Tubular suggestion
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:37 pm 
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I'm using the CONTINENTAL COMPETITION 25C, and the tires have good grip and light weight.


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 Post subject: Re: Tubular suggestion
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:37 pm 
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Luca79 wrote:
Can you name a few low-weight high quality tubulars with an acceptable puncture resistance?

I'm not too concerned about the durability, or price, I'm just looking for the lowest weight without too much risk of flat tires.

I know this is a difficult compromise to achieve, but maybe there is something out there that is better than the rest.

I was thinking Veloflex Extreme or Tufo Elite S3 225.

Thanks!


puncture resistance depends on conditions, if the roads are wet and you'll be in urban areas where there can be tiny bits of broken glass or where sharp flints get washed/blown onto the road from verges/fields, then the water helps sharp stuff tyres cut very easily, no lightweight tyre protects against that, it is just luck whether you get a puncture or not

if roads are reasonable and you'll have dry riding it is completely different, then for really light you could consider veloflex record (c. 190g), but there's not much rubber to stop sharp bits

the extreme is only c.20g lighter than carbon, i'd go for the carbons just for a bit more durability (i live in london)

if roads are not clean and you'll have wet rides, i'd go for carbon/arenberg front/rear, they'll still cut but the extra rubber gives a bit more protection

fwiw...
i've tried vittoria corsa g+, lovely ride but cut very easily in the wet, i'll never buy again unless i move to a dry country!
conti comps ride like hosepipe, wet grip is good but they cut about as easily as carbons, i was surprised at that
i've got a tufo <160g as a spare, ride is nothing special, they are great as a spare but wouldn't use day to day


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 Post subject: Re: Tubular suggestion
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:59 pm 
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+1 for Veloflex Arenberg/Roubaix.

Raced and trained (unless awful weather) all season with only one puncture. They're fantastic. Just look after them - e.g. brush them lightly and pick out any bits of glass/flint every now and again, make sure to not ride over glass etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Tubular suggestion
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:20 pm 
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I currently ride with the Veloflex Extreme and Carbon and can fully vouch for them. Weights are accurate and have not had a puncture on halfway decent roads.


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 Post subject: Re: Tubular suggestion
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:08 pm 
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I've already tryed the Tufo elite, they weight a bit more then advertised, one came at around 255g.
They managed to go through quite a bit of km, but now I'm riding veloflex Carbon and they're soooo much better, would only switch, and will switch to arenberg once these are done.


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 Post subject: Re: Tubular suggestion
PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:22 pm 
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Arenbergs are awesome- have them on my travel/ wet weather bike and they are very durable


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 Post subject: Re: Tubular suggestion
PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:57 pm 
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Location: England
Arenbergs here....I'm amazed how durable they are, plenty of hills, rough roads....I'm unable to see any wear to the rear after 500 mile. My conti comps would be nearly see through now.

Steve


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 Post subject: Re: Tubular suggestion
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 Post subject: Re: Tubular suggestion
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:17 am 
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Location: Sydney, Aus.
Can't believe you're all openly talking about p*nctures... :shock:

All the tubs I've tried have been fine, even on glass-strewn Sydney roads. Carry a bottle of Stan's and a valve spanner, then it doesn't matter anyway.


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