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Old 06-22-06, 01:51 PM
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continental tires

i was wondering if anyone uses the continental grand prix supersonic. it looks like a crazy race tire.
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Old 06-22-06, 04:57 PM
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Some folks ride them on the track...
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My understanding is it is a pure race day tire. It has no puncture protection belt, and a high wear rate.
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I've been using them all summer. No issues so far after about 600 miles.
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If your looking for superlight clinchers 130g (open tubular) with a kevlar protection belt and 350 threads per inch(even more than the Vittoria EVO Corsa CX) . Can't go past the Veloflex Record which is around 60g's lighter than any competing tire.

https://www.veloflextires.com/
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Originally Posted by ViperZ
My understanding is it is a pure race day tire. It has no puncture protection belt, and a high wear rate.
I bought a set when they first came out. During a race I grabbed enough rear brake to lock up my rear wheel. I flat spotted the tire down to the tube. That was maybe the third time those tires had been used so they were still fairly new. Never bought them again.
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Originally Posted by ViperZ
My understanding is it is a pure race day tire...
It is. I have a pair of 700x23 mounted on a set of Nuevatin M28s that i use for my race only wheels. Great crit tire. Outstanding grip and acceleration due to lightwight. The road feel is very sublime too. When they first came out i bought a set and used them for TT's. Back then they were rated at 170 psi. Now they're rated at 145 psi.

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Originally Posted by kleng
If your looking for superlight clinchers 130g (open tubular) with a kevlar protection belt and 350 threads per inch(even more than the Vittoria EVO Corsa CX) . Can't go past the Veloflex Record which is around 60g's lighter than any competing tire.

https://www.veloflextires.com/
So what's the catch with Veloflex? they're even cheaper.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
So what's the catch with Veloflex? they're even cheaper.
Looks like they wear just as fast.
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