Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Best Tubular tires?

Old 11-12-08, 09:54 AM
  #1  
SushiJoe
Knowing's half the battle
Thread Starter
 
SushiJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 6,119

Bikes: 2009 Cannondale CAAD9 BB30, SRAM Red, Fulcrum Racing 3s

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Best Tubular tires?

Is there a consensus on a few top tubular tires? For example, Conti 4000s and Michelin Pro Race 2/3s seem to be the favorite clinchers around here. I'm going to be buying a set of Reynolds DV46s or SDV66s within 6 months and want to get some good rubber for them. Thanks!
__________________
2009 CAAD9 BB30 Team Issue
MY BLOG.
SushiJoe is offline  
Old 11-12-08, 09:56 AM
  #2  
CastIron
Sensible shoes.
 
CastIron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: St. Paul,MN
Posts: 8,799

Bikes: A few.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Dugast silks. Or so I've heard. Too rich for me.
__________________
Mike
Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
It looks silly when you have quotes from other forum members in your signature. Nobody on this forum is that funny.
Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
Why am I in your signature.
CastIron is offline  
Old 11-12-08, 10:05 AM
  #3  
cslone
Quarq shill
 
cslone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,962

Bikes: 08 Felt F4, 05 Fuji Team SL, 08 Planet X Stealth, 10 Kona Jake the Snake, 03 Giant OCR flat bar.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Vittoria Corsa, Veloflex Record or Criteriums
cslone is offline  
Old 11-12-08, 10:07 AM
  #4  
merlinextraligh
pan y agua
 
merlinextraligh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 30,331

Bikes: Wilier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Co-Motion Robusta; Schwinn Paramount; Motobecane Phantom Cross; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er; Calfee Dragonfly Tandem

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 870 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
Not sure about consensus, but Vittoria EVO Corsa CX come highly reccomended by a lot of people.
merlinextraligh is offline  
Old 11-12-08, 10:09 AM
  #5  
SushiJoe
Knowing's half the battle
Thread Starter
 
SushiJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 6,119

Bikes: 2009 Cannondale CAAD9 BB30, SRAM Red, Fulcrum Racing 3s

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by CastIron View Post
Dugast silks. Or so I've heard. Too rich for me.
Wow, for $140 - $220 a pop, they better be amazing!
__________________
2009 CAAD9 BB30 Team Issue
MY BLOG.
SushiJoe is offline  
Old 11-12-08, 10:26 AM
  #6  
erliuic
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 566

Bikes: Specialized Allez Elite, BMC SLC01

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I like the Schwalbe Stelvios - haven't used too many others but these are pretty supple
erliuic is offline  
Old 11-12-08, 10:49 AM
  #7  
Homebrew01
Super Moderator
 
Homebrew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Posts: 21,055

Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 797 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 30 Times in 22 Posts
Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Not sure about consensus, but Vittoria EVO Corsa CX come highly reccomended by a lot of people.
For $45-$50, these work for me. I used to race various silks back in the old days, but not worth the $$ to me right now.
__________________
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike.

FYI: http://www.bikeforums.net/forum-sugg...ad-please.html
Homebrew01 is offline  
Old 11-12-08, 10:54 AM
  #8  
Vireo
labeled rude by nOObs
 
Vireo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Marcos, CA
Posts: 2,359

Bikes: Tommasini Tecno, Pinarello Tandem, Milwaukee Bicycle Co. Fixed Gear, Serotta CSI Custom, Bianchi Campione del Monde, Cervelo P3 Carbon

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by cslone View Post
Vittoria Corsa, Veloflex Record or Criteriums
I only race Vittorias and of the CX variety.
Vireo is offline  
Old 11-12-08, 10:56 AM
  #9  
SushiJoe
Knowing's half the battle
Thread Starter
 
SushiJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 6,119

Bikes: 2009 Cannondale CAAD9 BB30, SRAM Red, Fulcrum Racing 3s

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'd say we're getting pretty close to a consensus.
__________________
2009 CAAD9 BB30 Team Issue
MY BLOG.
SushiJoe is offline  
Old 11-12-08, 10:12 PM
  #10  
socalrider
Senior Member
 
socalrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Upland, CA
Posts: 5,022

Bikes: Litespeed Liege, Motorola Team Issue Eddy Mercxk, Surly Crosscheck Cyclocross bike, Fisher Supercaliber Mtn. Bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
For me I always like running Vittoria Corsa CX's for Road races.

For Criteriums my tire of choice was Conti Sprinter, you could crank those babys up to 180 psi with no issues..
socalrider is offline  
Old 11-12-08, 10:14 PM
  #11  
BananaTugger
CPM M4
 
BananaTugger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: The West Side (Of Rochester, NY).
Posts: 4,930

Bikes: Light.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Money: FMB Silk Criterium tread.

Less Money: Vittoria Corsa EVO CX.

Cheap: Continental Sprinter.
__________________
Ten tenths.
BananaTugger is offline  
Old 11-13-08, 12:12 AM
  #12  
Vireo
labeled rude by nOObs
 
Vireo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Marcos, CA
Posts: 2,359

Bikes: Tommasini Tecno, Pinarello Tandem, Milwaukee Bicycle Co. Fixed Gear, Serotta CSI Custom, Bianchi Campione del Monde, Cervelo P3 Carbon

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by socalrider View Post
For me I always like running Vittoria Corsa CX's for Road races.

For Criteriums my tire of choice was Conti Sprinter, you could crank those babys up to 180 psi with no issues..
Which is a myth that needs to be debunked. Tire Pressures over 125 psi are found to be slower than the tire pressures we use to use like 160-180psi. Unless you are on super smooth pavement like a track.
Vireo is offline  
Old 11-13-08, 12:53 AM
  #13  
unbelievably
Senior Member
 
unbelievably's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Under the Thumb
Posts: 1,362
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Vittoria Corsa CX's and Conti Sprinter's
unbelievably is offline  
Old 11-13-08, 01:18 AM
  #14  
WheresWaldo
Ride it like you stole it
 
WheresWaldo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Union County, NC
Posts: 4,866

Bikes: 2013 Cannondale EVO Ultegra Di2, Pedal Force Aeroblade, Rue Tandem

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 77 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have used the following in no particular order

Veloflex Carbon
Continental Competitions
Continental Sprinters
Vittoria Corsa EVO
Vittoria Rally
Yellow Jersey's 3 for $50 tubulars

For just overall good ride I would put the Veloflex at the top of the list followed by the Vittoria Corsa Evo. For more general riding both Continentals are at the top of the list. For winter training the best so far has been the Yellow Jersey cheapos. If you dont mind the few extra grams the cheapos from Yellow Jersey were round with no lumps, nearly bulletproof and they were cheap. I would never suggest that anyone use the Vittoria Rally, thay are aweful tires.
__________________
"Never use your face as a brake pad" - Jake Watson
The Reloutionaries @ Shapeways
WheresWaldo is offline  
Old 11-13-08, 01:34 AM
  #15  
fogrider
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: fogtown...san francisco
Posts: 2,276

Bikes: Ron Cooper, Time VXSR, rock lobster, rock lobster, serotta, ritchey, kestrel, paramount

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have used vittoria cx, they are smooth but the latex will leak air, if you're on a long ride, don't use them. conti competitions are the way to go. super tough and fast.
fogrider is offline  
Old 11-13-08, 02:28 AM
  #16  
vic32amg
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Gilbert AZ
Posts: 1,321

Bikes: Cervelo S5 SRAM Red -

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I think the proper question is what are you going to be using them for?

I use the gator skin sprinter for training. works great but rather heavy and not the smoothest. Vittoria makes a great tire.
vic32amg is offline  
Old 11-13-08, 07:28 AM
  #17  
iab
Senior Member
 
iab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NW Burbs, Chicago
Posts: 9,674
Mentioned: 99 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1342 Post(s)
Liked 56 Times in 37 Posts
$$$$$ - Dugast & FMB
$$$$ - Veloflex
$$$ - Vittoria
$$ - Continental & Gommitalia
$ - Yellow Jersey
iab is offline  
Old 11-14-08, 03:52 PM
  #18  
Rob P
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 224

Bikes: Time

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
By best what quality are you looking for them to perform well in? Ride, durability or weight?
Rob P is offline  
Old 11-14-08, 10:01 PM
  #19  
Homebrew01
Super Moderator
 
Homebrew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Posts: 21,055

Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 797 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 30 Times in 22 Posts
Originally Posted by Vireo View Post
Which is a myth that needs to be debunked. Tire Pressures over 125 psi are found to be slower than the tire pressures we use to use like 160-180psi. Unless you are on super smooth pavement like a track.
And super high pressure gives you bad cornering for crits
__________________
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike.

FYI: http://www.bikeforums.net/forum-sugg...ad-please.html
Homebrew01 is offline  
Old 11-14-08, 11:35 PM
  #20  
SushiJoe
Knowing's half the battle
Thread Starter
 
SushiJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 6,119

Bikes: 2009 Cannondale CAAD9 BB30, SRAM Red, Fulcrum Racing 3s

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I was more or less asking for all riding conditions and that's been pretty well answered. They'd be for road racing and regular use. This is, of course, once I have the dough for some carbon tubular wheels on which to put them.
__________________
2009 CAAD9 BB30 Team Issue
MY BLOG.
SushiJoe is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
spectastic
Bicycle Mechanics
4
07-05-19 06:39 PM
Ronno6
Foo
9
10-26-16 06:12 AM
abid_sikder
Road Cycling
9
03-24-11 04:04 PM
alwaysbefirst
Road Cycling
1
07-25-05 03:26 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.