Best Tires For Lightweight Clinchers.

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tabl10s
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by tabl10s

My other wheels are Roval CLX 50’s & 64’s which will have Cotton Turbo’s.
2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.08lbs(5.93kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.45kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

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I use Veloflex Master 25's which are about as light as I've seen in a clincher at between 200 and 210 grams each. Some people say that they're a bit fragile, but I've found them to be fine; I usually get no punctures on them at all until they get quite worn, and then get punctures all the time so replace them before that happens. It will depend on your weight but for me they are a very fast, light and pretty durable tyre (and very cheap by race tyre standards too).
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Continental Grand Prix TT with latex tubes, but my all time favourite tyre (so far) is still the Specialized Turbo Cotton
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tabl10s
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dim wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:54 pm
Continental Grand Prix TT with latex tubes, but my all time favourite tyre (so far) is still the Specialized Turbo Cotton
How does a 26mm tire look/perform on a 20mm rim?
2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.08lbs(5.93kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.45kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

Multebear
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by Multebear

Not sure if there's a best tire for a certain wheelset. Most tires come in different width, so just pick the tire you like and find the matching width.

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Multebear wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:11 pm
Not sure if there's a best tire for a certain wheelset. Most tires come in different width, so just pick the tire you like and find the matching width.
I'm used to Turbo/Roval combination that's matched for aerodynamics and want to achieve similar performance with the Meilenstein's.
2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.08lbs(5.93kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.45kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

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by alcatraz

If you are concerned with aero you need narrower tires.

If you are concerned with comfort you need wider.

A good balance could be narrow front and wide rear. Front wheel has most drag anyway. Rear wheel has most weight.

As for rolling resistance you might want to check bicyclerollingresistance.com for comparisons.

The only mid priced tire tested with ok puncture resistance and low(ish) rolling rsistance is the Vittoria Rubino Pro 3 (standard, not slick/etc)

Thin butyl or latex tubes provide less rolling resistance aswell as weight. Puncture resistance lies solely in the tire. Save 30gr by switching from rim tape to veloplugs or similar. :) Ultralight inner tubes require talcum powder and care installing. Then they are just as good.

Good luck /a

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Veloflex in 22/25 will be the best aero/comfort/feel compromise compared to the turbo/Roval combo unless they are the new 24mm rims

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dim
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alcatraz wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:35 am
If you are concerned with aero you need narrower tires.

If you are concerned with comfort you need wider.

A good balance could be narrow front and wide rear. Front wheel has most drag anyway. Rear wheel has most weight.

As for rolling resistance you might want to check bicyclerollingresistance.com for comparisons.

The only mid priced tire tested with ok puncture resistance and low(ish) rolling rsistance is the Vittoria Rubino Pro 3 (standard, not slick/etc)

Thin butyl or latex tubes provide less rolling resistance aswell as weight. Puncture resistance lies solely in the tire. Save 30gr by switching from rim tape to veloplugs or similar. :) Ultralight inner tubes require talcum powder and care installing. Then they are just as good.

Good luck /a
if you want fast, you have to match the tyre width with the rim width .... i.e. if the outer width of the rim is 25mm, you need 25mm wide tyres (actual width) for best speed.

I find on my HED Belgium plus rims, that Specilaized Turbo Cottons in 24mm measure 27.5mm wide.... but it is still a very fast ride

Wider tyres are run with less pressure, so the ride is more comfortable (but not faster) ....

and ..... If you use tubeless tyres, the wider the tyre, the more effective it is when the sealant seals punctures (sealant is more effective with lower pressure)
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by alcatraz

Seems his rims are 20mm wide. So I don't think he has to worry about losing aero points going too narrow on those particular wheels. (unless I misunderstood and 20mm is internal width)

It only depends on his comfort threshold. :lol: "How narrow can you go? Limbo baby"

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