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Veloflex Record or a different tubular tire?

Old 01-05-09, 01:06 PM
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Veloflex Record or a different tubular tire?

Hello,

I'm trying to decide on what tubular tires I want to ride on this year for my tt/tri bike. I like the idea of the Veloflex Record...they're light...they have low rolling resistance. But are they robust? Or will they pop if I look at them cross?

Anyone have any other fast, light, robust tubular tire suggestions for a 650c wheelset?

Thanks!
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Old 01-05-09, 05:55 PM
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As race only tubular they're great, they are not built for durability, they're built for speed.

How durable do that have to be? Doing an iron man?

Expect to get around 1000-1500 miles on them. Plus or minus for rider weight and conditions.
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Wrong forum.

See http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=498973
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Originally Posted by Rob P View Post
As race only tubular they're great, they are not built for durability, they're built for speed.

How durable do that have to be? Doing an iron man?

Expect to get around 1000-1500 miles on them. Plus or minus for rider weight and conditions.
no no...no IM. i'm that fit yet! olympic distance and sprint tri's. but michigan roads scare me...that's where the reliability factory plays in.
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Originally Posted by celerystalksme View Post
no no...no IM. i'm that fit yet! olympic distance and sprint tri's. but michigan roads scare me...that's where the reliability factory plays in.
If the roads you'll be racing on are covered with debris, save yourself the trouble and get something more durable. Vittoria or Conti are great options.

Yes, some folks do ride them all the time.
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The Veloflex tubulars are some of the best tubulars since the original Clement tires. I ride the Veloflex Criterium for training and racing. I consistently get 3-4K miles from them.
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I rode with tubulars all my life as a racer (12 + years or so) hope you think in what i'm saying.

It is nice to have a super light tubulars but in the road sometimes it is better go for the sure thing. Something reliable in the punctures department. Go with a 160 grams tubulars it is awesome but if the road it is pretty crappy you might have a nice flat and then the few seconds u might have earn in the previous miles will become in 2 or 3 minutes against you because of the flat. Personally i always rather go with more grams and do not have flats than go super light and risk a flat and lose even more time. And between you and me, after 100 kms no matter how light the bike is, it will feel like a big ars potato bag anyways

Just a thought, that's all
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