Tires (tubs) for training that are close to Veloflex

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by astranoc

Since I love riding my 50mm tubs, I am getting another pair of tubular wheels to ditch the clinchers to the commuter and use only tubs with the good bike. Now I have been riding veloflex carbon and they have been absolutely great, but I am looking for something more robust and I was thinking something in the lines of Veloflex/FMB/Dugast Roubaix line (with veloflex being the first choice as it has the most sensible price). I know it probably makes more sense to go to a cheaper butyl tub for everyday, but I really want to keep the same awesome feeling of riding the veloflex.

So what do you guys suggest?

I'd suggest starting with Search

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Edit: Thanks for the links but my question is more specific, how can I retain the quality of riding veloflex but in the same time get something more robust.

Then how about making your title more specific
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Id stick with Veloflex, I have not been able to flat them yet.
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by LionelB

The veloflex roubaix is the same tubular as the veloflex carbon, it is just wider. An excellent choice.

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by sungod

try a crank brothers speed lever, makes it much easier to fit/remove clinchers than traditional levers

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by aerozy

Until recently I would run Veloflex carbon's on all my bikes but they werent lasting very long on UK roads, basically getting cut all the time.

So now I've adopted the following:

- Vittoria's EVO's on my best bikes. Pretty much same feel as veloflex but way cheaper, almost half cheaper!
- Continental competitions on my commuter bike. They are very robust but ride like a rock. They have very good grip in the wet though so perfect for commuting.
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by barsook77

Try the Vittoria Corsa CX. I use them when not of Veloflex Carbons. They are holding up great.

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