Have Axis 4.0 with 21 mm inner and 26 mm outer width.
Been looking at these and have a hard time making up my mind
Vittoria Corsa G+
Seems good, look good, quess 25 mm is the smallest I can go on my wide rims
Challenge Strada Pro 25 mm
Specialized Turbo Cotton 24 or 26 mm
Maybe (but I Think they will be too smalll)
Corsa Speed TRL 23 mm
Witch one do u Think is best as a summer, fast road tire.
I have the Compass Jon Bon Pass 35 mm today but what a faster tire for summer.
Anyone tried them of my options and can give a Review.
Here is a good review on the new ZIPP tire line up....
http://bikeblather.blogspot.com/2014/09 ... e-and.html
Have you seen this chart....
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 1224624714
BUT, they're terribly unreliable. Some will last 2-3,000km's with no issues, some will only last 2-300km's, some will last an hour. They generally separate between the sidewall and the clincher bead. At first, I attributed it to luck but after going through a few dozen tires over the past year or so on multiple different wheels, there is definitely something wrong. I've had 4 replaced by Challenge, they didn't seem a bit surprised and were very willing to warranty them.
On another note, I've been riding the Vittoria Corsa Graphenes and they are phenomenal thus far. Great grip, soft ride, but seem to be much thicker. Can't speak much to the longevity as I've got a pretty fresh pair, but fingers are crossed. I do miss the Challenges a bit, but I don't miss changing the damn things on a weekly basis on one of my wheelsets.
It really just depends on the roads in your area and what you're riding on a daily basis to find the right balance between a supple fast tire and some reliability.
I haven't ridden the Turbo Cottons as they're generally ridiculously expensive and, in my opinion, really similar to the old Vittoria Open Corsa SC III's, which can be had much cheaper. Also very similar to the two are the Veloflex Master 25mm's, which are a super nice 320tpi tire, have been more reliable for me than the Challenges, They are also way cheaper than any other tires of the same par and mine have all been 200-210g a piece for the 25mm size.
To add another bit of complexity, if you're looking for a bit more on the reliability side, also consider the Clement Strada LGG. They're not nearly as "nice" of a tire as any of the corespun cotton open tubular tires, but they're a hell of a lot more durable and still have loads of grip and ride great. They're also ~$30 USD a pop and they come in a 25 and 28mm size.
Turbo cotton = 10.1 watts
Corsa G+ and GP 4000S = 12.2 watts.
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