Which light clinchers are you using?

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WorkonSunday
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by WorkonSunday

i use non-SPS version of Veloflex Corsa. 200g each for 25mm. also panaracer Evo 4 C 23mm (not tubeless).
Some say pour 10ml water out of your bottle to save that last bit of the weight. Sorry, i go one step further, i tend to the rider off my bikes. :thumbup:

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PSM
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Michelin Pro Race 23mm (205 gr) and Bonty R3, 25mm ~215gr.

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mattsurf wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:03 am
Jackofallgrades wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:00 pm
mattsurf wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:36 am
You could look at the Pirelli PZero Velo; the 23mm weighs 195g and 25mm 205g

I have the PZero Velo TT 23mm as my race tyre, it measures 25mm on a 26mm rim
How have you found them? The Velo was certainly on my shortlist. :thumbup:
Slight caveat that I live in Switzerland, where roads surface is generally excellent. Overall I have found the Velo TT to be an excellent tyre, I have probably covered around 1000 miles on them, without issue, no punctures. I used them last year for the Chasing Cancellara event from Zurich to Zermatt, 7,000m elevation (23,000ft), 290km (180miles) and for doing an Everest event - 9,200m (30,000ft) 320km (200 miles), and Etap du Tour 200km (125 miles) and 6,000m (20,000ft). Grip is good, I have done some really big mountain descents at high speed, with hard switchbacks. They feel comfortable, no complaints even after 18 hours non stop in the saddle. Despite the distance I have done, there is no significant sign of wear, however, I tend to be light on tyres.
I have two bikes and a while back put Pzero Velo (not TT), on both. One bike had allow Fulcrum zero wheels, the other Zipp 202 (probably 2011 era). I really like them. Smooth, pretty light and they seem to hold up well in terms of cuts unlike the Conti 4000's I had been running for a long time.
One issue thoughj which is probably an anomoly of some kind is that after about 400 miles riding I took the bike with the zipp 202's out for a ride and noticed that the tire was rubbing the top of the rim brakes (campy 12) each revolution. Tried a few things and could not fix it. I assumed the zipp had gone out of true. Not the case. It turned out that that tire caused the problem on 3 different wheels, and the zipp's turned out to be fine. Very strange but somehow the tire developed a high spot which I cannot see when looking at it closely. Has anyone else seen this (on any tire really). The other set of Pzero's are fine, no issues.

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WorkonSunday wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:58 am
i use non-SPS version of Veloflex Corsa. 200g each for 25mm. also panaracer Evo 4 C 23mm (not tubeless).
Which rims are you running with your Panaracer Race C Evo4? How wide are they when mounted and how do they ride?
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DeLuz
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by DeLuz

Johnny Rad wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:47 am
All these tyres are lighter than my favorites, the Schwalbe One clinchers (non-tubeless) which come in at ~215g/23c (and obviously more for 25c)...

- Schwalbe Ones have slightly lower or nearly the same cRR than Pirelli P Zero Velo (non-TT) @ 100psi
- Schwalbe Ones have slightly higher or nearly the same cRR than Conty 4000S II @ 100psi
Another fan of Schwalbe One. Smooth ride and good rolling resistace. Good flat protection. Low price when ordering from the UK.

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Racing Zero. 1440 gr.

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PSM wrote:Racing Zero. 1440 gr.
Tyre, not wheel...

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And I already answered...
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guadzilla
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by guadzilla

I like Veloflex Masters. Relatively inexpensive online, they roll very well and are very supple, and weigh 205gm for 25c.
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RichardL
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Jackofallgrades wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:09 am
good options below 210/220g?
Love my Pirelli P-Zero Velo TT 700x23c. Both of mine weigh 169g each with fairly low RR.

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25mm GP5000s weighed 195g, zero punctures.

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by naylor343

Another vote for veloflex corsa/master. 25mm inflates to between 25-26.5mm on 18-20c wheels, but even with the lack of width the ride is first class :thumbup:

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naylor343 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:58 pm
Another vote for veloflex corsa/master. 25mm inflates to between 25-26.5mm on 18-20c wheels, but even with the lack of width the ride is first class :thumbup:
Really? My 28mm corsa's inflate to 26.5mm on C17's...

Shows how crazy tyre/wheel sizes have become. Total crapshoot.

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robertbb wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:39 pm
naylor343 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:58 pm
Another vote for veloflex corsa/master. 25mm inflates to between 25-26.5mm on 18-20c wheels, but even with the lack of width the ride is first class :thumbup:
Really? My 28mm corsa's inflate to 26.5mm on C17's...

Shows how crazy tyre/wheel sizes have become. Total crapshoot.
My 25mm Corsa's, not the latest reinforced ones, measure exactly 26.5 on my pacenti forzas 20c.

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by Kumppa

At the moment using Michelin Power competition and those have worked well. Propably next time testing Pirelli PZeroes as those should have 1mm more height on 17C wheels than Michelin/Continental.

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