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My first tubular tyres

Old 01-11-13, 07:15 PM
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My first tubular tyres

Just bought some Zipp 808 tubular off eBay and I need to pick a pair of tubular tyres.

I was hesitating between the Continental GP4000 and the Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/showPa...TTUBA335&bike=

vs

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/roa...ar/vitttuba802

These ABSOLUTELY have to hold 180 kms with NO PUNCTURES since they will be mounted for my Ironman and if they puncture, they're useless to me.
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The Vittorias are great tires.
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Vittoria corsa evo cx w/ some stans no tubes sealant and your rockin
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Sorry but there is always a chance of flatting no matter what tires you go with.
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My first tubular tyres

Vittoria and the Vittoria pitstop sealant - as good as you'll get.
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I have GP4000s with a can of pitstop under the saddle.. no punctures yet!
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Vittoria and the Vittoria pitstop sealant - as good as you'll get.
Sorry for being totally ignorant but do you put that pitstop sealed in the tyres before inflating the first time or do you use it once you flat to fill out the defect?

And is there any specific valve extenders only good for Vittoria or I can use
some Continental ones on the Vittoria valves?

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1) Pitstop is for when you flat on the road. It injects the sealant and air at the same time to repair the puncture. Its a fix, not a preventative measure.

2) Vittorias have replaceable valve stems. You remove the entire stem, and install the appropriate length of Vittoria brand stem. You can also use standard extensions...the ones for use with removable core stems. You remove the Vittoria stem, put on the extension, then put the Vittoria stem on top of that.
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