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Old 12-11-09, 08:48 AM
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First set of tubbies

I currently have Conti GP4000 Clinchers. I'm not 100% sure I like them. Just got my first set of tubular wheels (thanks to BF)...having a hard time deciding which tire to go with. These will only see the bike on race day. Thoughts?

Vittoria Corsa Evo CX
http://www.biketiresdirect.com/pvic3...20_tpi)/pp.htm

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Conti Competition
http://www.biketiresdirect.com/pcocb..._(700c)/pp.htm
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Old 12-11-09, 09:12 AM
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Vittoria's, hands down.
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Old 12-11-09, 10:21 AM
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Vittoria. Conti's ride like clinchers.
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Old 12-11-09, 10:33 AM
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+1 Vittoria. I was able to stock up last year when the dollar was strong and you could get them from ProBikeKit for about $35.00. I usually end up on the bad side of exchange rates, so it was darn gratifying.
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Old 12-11-09, 02:46 PM
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another one for the vittorias.

and don't call them 'tubbies' that's as annoying as brifter, if you're old aqnd have been riding a long time you can call them 'sew-ups'
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Old 12-11-09, 03:35 PM
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Any of these work for you?
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Forget about the continentals. Of your 2 choices, go with the Vittorias without a doubt. Since you are going to use these for race only, I will add another suggestion. The Veloflex Carbon. A bit more expensive, but it should last you plenty using it for racing only. Having said that, you will see very little difference, although there is, between the Veloflex and this new Vittoria generation.

I ride tubulars all year round and have changed all my wheel sets to Vittoria. I would do Veloflex as a first choice, but they are significant;y more expensive and the difference between the 2 is so small I can't really justify it for daily riding.
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Old 12-11-09, 04:17 PM
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the big difference is in the tube. Vittoria uses latex tubes. Conti uses butyl (at least the sprinters do). The difference in rolling resistance and feel is noticeable.
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Old 12-12-09, 01:42 PM
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We call them tubs over here. Calling them "sew ups" would be just as ghey as calling them tubbies.
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Originally Posted by Basil Moss View Post
We call them tubs over here. Calling them "sew ups" would be just as ghey as calling them tubbies.
everyone here called them sew-ups back in the day. as for ghey, you guys call campy 'campag', how ghey is that?
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Old 12-13-09, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by zzzwillzzz View Post
everyone here called them sew-ups back in the day. as for ghey, you guys call campy 'campag', how ghey is that?
At least it isn't camp. How do you get your "tubbies" on with your atrophied wrist muscles?
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Old 12-13-09, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by zzzwillzzz View Post
another one for the vittorias.

and don't call them 'tubbies' that's as annoying as brifter, if you're old aqnd have been riding a long time you can call them 'sew-ups'
*Noted*

I appreciate the info here. Found a great deal on the Vittorias (290tpi). Thanks.

And BTW, "brifter" was a great analogy. I can't stand that word.
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