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Most puncture-resistant RACING tubular

Old 09-28-14, 02:46 AM
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Most puncture-resistant RACING tubular

Hi all -

Need advice on the most puncture-resistant racing tubular. I have decided life is too short to ride crappy training wheels, so i plan to ride my Stingers a lot more (FWIW, even with clinchers, i dont use training tires and have never had reason to second-guess that decision).

I've had Vittoria Evo Corsas on them, but found them a little prone to getting flats. I have put a Veloflex Roubaix 25 on the back, and am looking for a comparable wheel to go in the front.

To reiterate - i am not looking for the most puncture-resistant tubular. There are plenty of training tubs and they ride like dogs. I am looking for the least-resistant *racing* tub.

Any suggestions from the universe of Veloflex, FMB or Dugast? Black sidewalls a must (yeah, i am vain that way).

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Take any rubber tubular and age it for a year (properly) and it'll be pretty resistant. Take the same tire and mount it immediately and it'll cut and wear very quickly.
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Vittoria Pave EVO CG III. It's what the pros use at Paris-Roubaix.
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The racer's forum. The links are a little wonky and the URL changed at some point in the last year so it's hard to find.
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I'd recommend the FMB or Dugast Paris-Roubaix tires but they have either a green or tan sidewall.

The Veloflex Arenberg has a black sidewall and is very similar to the Roubaix.
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Usually the Continental gp4000 is suggested. I know they've been very fast rolling + grippy tires for me. Kinda of amazing that they do both, and still have good flat protection.
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Sorry guys, I should have mentioned i am looking for a 23 up front. The Pave is a 25, and so is the Arenberg, if I am not mistaken. Is there a 23c version of these tires? FMBs do have a black 22, so that could do, I suppose.

Cyclebicycle - any tips on how to age them? I could get a couple of FMBs and stick them somewhere, i suppose.

Paul - never been a fan of GP4k clinchers or pretty much any Conti tire, for that matter. I dont find them as supple and enjoyable to ride.
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