I have recently tried the Bontrager R3 tyres in 23 (191g) and 25mm (202g) they are lighter than the Contis, have excellent grip in the dry and so far seem quite durable after a month and a few Crit races.
I have not really ridden them in rain, so I can't comment on their wet weather performance, but sprinkler runoff etc has not caused any loss of grip.
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I've read the thread & ridden a bunch of these tires, looking to purchase some new tires for the looming spring. Need something to get through the cold Northern Hemisphere winter, right?
I'm trying to decide between Vittoria Open Corsa CXs and Veloflex Corsas. I'm going to try out some 25s, though on a normal Open Pro width rim, so maybe not a huge feel difference, but want to try it. I know the Veloflex tend to not run try to advertised size.
I have ridden Open Corsa 23s and Master 23s on this wheelset/bike. The Vittorias felt a bit nicer. I do know they tend to wear a bit faster and some think they are dangerous in wet weather. I haven't had any problems, but this bike doesn't see many wet days. Will be paired with Vredestein latex tubes.
Thinking of going all black, though the bike has some blue and the Masters in blue look kinda nice.
Can't make up my mind between the Veloflex Corsas or the Vittoria Open Corsas. Similar price too. Ideas?
nayr497 wrote:Can't make up my mind between the Veloflex Corsas or the Vittoria Open Corsas. Similar price too. Ideas?
The Vittorias are a little faster. The Veloflex are maybe a little more durable and have better traction, and are actually made in Italy. Very similar tires anyway.
Now I'll have Veloflex on my three main road bikes. I guess I'll be rollin' in brand-affinity style. I would like to try out the Vittoria SCs, but they tend to be around $15 USD more expense than Veloflex tires.
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