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Old 12-18-19, 11:24 AM
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What tubular tires are you riding?

Looking to replace some dry rotted tubulars on a bike I just bought. Wondering what tires folks like and ride these days? Preferably skinwall.
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I've been happy with the Continental Sprinter Gatorskin. No exactly a skin wall but they have a nice look to them. Not all black any way which what I wanted to avoid.

Or the Dugast Strada Road. I just didn't find them as durable. But they are pretty!

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Old 12-18-19, 12:00 PM
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I went cheap with a pair of Kenda's for $7.00 each because this roady thing is new to me. My MTB gets Wardens or Bontragers and I'm really happy with all so far.
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Originally Posted by Bigbus View Post
I went cheap with a pair of Kenda's for $7.00 each because this roady thing is new to me. My MTB gets Wardens or Bontragers and I'm really happy with all so far.
OP is asking about tubular tires, not clinchers.
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Sprinters have good mileage and durability, not too heavy or expensive, and their quality control is relatively good for a tubular tire.
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I really like Veloflex Vlaanderen (27mm). You can find them for about $60 apiece if you're patient. If 27s won't fit, the Roubaix model is 25mm. Both have tan sidewalls. If you want cheaper, I think the Vittoria Rally (23mm or 25mm) are serviceable, and are available with tan sidewalls. I just put a set of Schwalbe Lugano T on one bike (25mm, tan sidewall). It's been too frickin' cold to ride though, so the verdict is still out on them.
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Originally Posted by Bigbus View Post
I went cheap with a pair of Kenda's for $7.00 each because this roady thing is new to me. My MTB gets Wardens or Bontragers and I'm really happy with all so far.
Which model of Kenda tubular tire is $7 each?
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for balance price performance I like these challenge elite pro https://www.probikekit.com/bicycle-t...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Originally Posted by dddd View Post
Sprinters have good mileage and durability, not too heavy or expensive, and their quality control is relatively good for a tubular tire.
I have had very good luck with these as well. I have one on the back now with almost 5000 km. Not tan wall though.

Rally tires are usable but mounting can be troublesome and some are not that round.

i am running a set of spech espoir that ride nice and are cheap and a set of challenge pairs-roubaix which ride nice but are pricy. All these are tan wall.
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I've been riding Tubulars for 8 years or so using mostly Continental Sprinter Gatorskins in 22mm and 25mm. The 25s have been used on some epic mixed surface events like EroicaCA and the BWR without any sidewall cuts. Continental Competitions ride nicer but $$$. I'm enjoying a pair of Vittoria Corsa G+ now but they quickly got small cuts -- no flats yet but many small cuts. I have some Vittoria Rallys stretching that feel fine in the hand, if a bit heavier than the Corsas. At 16 bucks, they are attractive and have the skin/tan sidewall.
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Vittoria Pave's 27mm - but they're not making them anymore, they're GREEN, and they're getting hard to find. Best tubulars I've ever had and I got a bunch in my tire drawer. I think they made a skinwall version but nobody wanted it.

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FMB Roubaix Carbone 25mm
not a skinwall but high tread cotton casing and latex tube make for a very smooth ride, although the price will make you weep.
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Vittoria Corsa's. Order from the UK sites they are cheaper.
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Veloflex Criteriums, 23mm. They come with yellow-ish sidewalls which quickly start to look tan.
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Veloflex Roubaix 25mm
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Veloflex Criteriums, 23mm. They come with yellow-ish sidewalls which quickly start to look tan.
They are my favorites.
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Tufo S33 and Conti Giro, both are tan sidewalls. KB.
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Originally Posted by Classtime View Post
I've been riding Tubulars for 8 years or so using mostly Continental Sprinter Gatorskins in 22mm and 25mm. The 25s have been used on some epic mixed surface events like EroicaCA and the BWR without any sidewall cuts. Continental Competitions ride nicer but $$$. I'm enjoying a pair of Vittoria Corsa G+ now but they quickly got small cuts -- no flats yet but many small cuts. I have some Vittoria Rallys stretching that feel fine in the hand, if a bit heavier than the Corsas. At 16 bucks, they are attractive and have the skin/tan sidewall.
Where did you snag the Vittoria Rallys? I see them on amazon for 16 each but they want an additional 9 bucks shipping. No big deal in the end, but if theres somewhere has em for 16 shipped, that's pretty cool.
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Veloflex Roubaix 25mm
FMB Paris Roubaix 25mm
Clement Servizio Corse 30mm
Dugast Pipistrello 32mm and 34mm

All tan sidewalls.
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Jeez, do you guys not have snow now? I can't dream of riding tubulars for a while.
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Vittoria Corsa G+ (the older version) but per the previous post I do get small cuts in them pretty easily. On wet roads debris seems to cling pretty easily.

I also have a pair of Veloflex Vlaanderen and they’re great and they don’t seem to get the cuts but then I split out the sidewall on one when I was riding where I shouldn’t of been.

Both brands are smooth riders for me. Veloflex seems to be harder to find.

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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
Vittoria Pave's 27mm - but they're not making them anymore, they're GREEN, and they're getting hard to find. Best tubulars I've ever had and I got a bunch in my tire drawer. I think they made a skinwall version but nobody wanted it.

I loved those tires ~1995. Best non-silk tire I ever road, (And after exposure to water, the best!) Then they went to kevlar belts, the price skyrocketed and I flatted my first in an early ride with a construction nail ruining it.. That was the start of the end of tubulars for me. 8 years ago I had a clincher come off at 25 mph. There are now good choices in tubulars that weren't around 30 years ago. As I wear out rims, tubulars are taking their place. I never want to flat a clincher at high speed in what remains of this lifetime.

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Vittoria Corsa G Graphene + on almost half my bikes now.
Smoothest, fastest tires for the money! They do start out quite sticky and tend to pick up stuff on the road, so you need to watch out during the first few miles.
Also still have Schwalbe Milanos on three bikes, very light tires, but nowhere near as fast rolling as the Vittoria Corsa G's. Still like them enough, but the base tapes on them are starting to unravel at the edges from age, I guess.
Using old Vittoria Rallies for "get home" emergency spares.
A couple of my French bikes are sporting Michelin tubulars. Can't really figure out yet how they feel compared to my other tubs, but certainly not as good as the Vittoria Cirsa G's.

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Originally Posted by 6Speed View Post
Where did you snag the Vittoria Rallys? I see them on amazon for 16 each but they want an additional 9 bucks shipping. No big deal in the end, but if theres somewhere has em for 16 shipped, that's pretty cool.
Maybe Wiggle? Could have been EBay.
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