Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:57 am
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed ✔ FIXED
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken ✔ FIXED
- Avatars cannot be uploaded ✔ FIXED

Please note that we will soon do some changes in WW board template design in case to get a fully mobile/desktop responsiveness board!
If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062

All times are UTC+01:00

Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Veloflex or Tufo?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 8:53 pm 

Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2003 4:15 am
Posts: 3303
Location: tucson
I'm thinking of the 160 gm models, which do you thnk is better in terms of flat resistance and least amount of rolling resistance?

 Post subject: Veloflex or Tufo?
Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 8:53 pm 

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 12:29 am 
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:34 pm
Posts: 1671
Location: New York City
i use tufo, i go through alot of glass here in nyc, and still no cuts, my tires have alot of nicks and cuts, but none have gone all the way to puncture the tire.

i have read everywhere that veloflex have the least amount of rolling resistance of almost any tire out there, i wanted to get the pave (black) but i just dont like that the highest psi for that tire is 115, right now i am using my tufo elite road at around 150psi.

i have a friend who loves them (veloflex), says they are great, but he gets to many flats with them, so i guess they are out of the question for everyday riding in nyc. i still may give them a try for myself.

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:37 am 

Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:48 pm
Posts: 7
have tried tufo clinchers just for the reasons you speak about. I live in northern Nj and ride in central park all the time. The tufos are heavy (about 350) grams and they are not very fast. They are however veru cut and flat resistant and the sealant does work. However, the one time when a noail went through the sidewall and the sealant didn't hold, i carefully rode it 10 miles home.

That was it for me and the Tufo's. The next set was veloflex Pave's. An unbeliveable smooth and fast tire. Rated at 180 grams, I thought they woule be shot in no time. I got about 1000 miles before first flat. After that, they do develop some cuts, but i got another 600 miles out of them through the fall and winter with gravel and stuff all over the roads. These tires feel fast and are light and more durable than you would think. Shop around, can be bought for about $40 each. I love them! great grip on dry roads, fair grip in the rain, and run them at about 105 psi.

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:33 am 
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:36 pm
Posts: 4123
I don't understand what's so attractive about 150psi. To me all it does is feel rock hard and rough.

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:37 am 
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 3:31 pm
Posts: 879
Location: Hollywood
Nooooooo question. Veloflex all the way. I've used both...the veloflex's handle better, the ride quality is better. The Record model (tubular..180 grams i think?) is a perfect choice for a front wheel, and maybe the servizio course model for the rear (230 grams). Although they are expensive, you will not be disappointed.

Oh, the tufo's. They're allright. Had a S195 in 19mm width. I never flatted, but it's really nothing special.

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:22 pm 

Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2004 10:11 pm
Posts: 788
I have a set of Corsa tires and a set of Black tires. Haven't tried the Blacks's yet, but have had no punctures after a summer riding the Corsa's. They are very light and have low rolling resistance. I don't like the grip in corners on wet surface. Will try the Black in the summer time. Will probably mount the Corsa on a front wheel and the Black on a rear wheel.

A guy in our club has been riding the Black's during the winter training rides (while I was on GP3000 without any flats) and flatted once every other ride. So I wouldn't recommend them during winter time on Belgian roads.

Would like to try the Veloflex tubulars, but they are so expensive! Am riding the CX, KS and Pavé tubulars now without any problems... I have heard good things about the Criteriums on Belgian roads, but would prefer a Record front and Corsa rear. Does anyone have any experience with this combo in real life circumstances? Or how about a Corsa front and a Crit rear?

 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:22 pm 

 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:34 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 27, 2004 11:00 pm
Posts: 682
Tufos are excellent for training rides if you insist on using carbon wheels (or collés in general) whereas Veloflex excel in racing.

Veloflex are faster, more resilient and livelier as already mentioned above. Tufos feel like solid rubber in comparison, even Michelin Pro ² Race Clinchers with latex tubes are better imho.

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. veloflex Clincher tires?

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road




Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:57 pm

boramee View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. veloflex corsa 25 : tyre pressure?

in Road




Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:56 am

DartanianX View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Size differences between Veloflex and Vittoria

in Road




Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:28 pm

spookyload View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Veloflex Arenberg&Carbon Combo

in Road




Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:42 pm

tomyboy123 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Actual width of veloflex Carbon.

in Road




Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:43 am

Steve_W View the latest post

All times are UTC+01:00

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Rimmy, Yahoo [Bot] and 14 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited