veloflex tubular review

If you’ve enjoyed this article, then please consider subscribing to road.cc from as little as £1.99. If you want to go for the fastest speed many advocate using Veloflex record. Advertising, commercial: sales [at] road.ccView our media pack. I believe there is a Veloflex Extreme which is same tyre but black sidewall rather than gum coloured – don’t know why you need a separate model for different coloured sidewall. - None, apart from the cost of replacing/fixing them when puncturing. Latex inner tube. It's not tubeless ready, but the price and performance are great. In four hours it can easily lose 10 PSI. suppleness It is 22″ width, which would be close to my preferred choice – perhaps would prefer a 23″ or even 24″ – given trend towards wider tyres. The Record seemed a good choice for a rear wheel in time trials. Get the latest road bike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the Roadbikereview Newsletter, Get the latest roadbike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the Roadbikereview Newsletter. Grippy, supple, comfortable and fast-rolling. It's grippy, supple, comfortable and fast-rolling... Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product. All material © Farrelly Atkinson (F-At) Limited, Unit 7b Green Park Station BA11JB. If you don’t want to subscribe, please turn your ad blocker off. Slightly rougher ride (still pretty darn good) but also tough as nails. Our pride. With current prices and the fact that my racing days are numbered, it's time to look for something more economical. Haha, I've seen that one before, didn't realise it was the same place, but I thought the police wrote that one off as a fake? They are the highest quality tires I have ever used. It’s actually slightly muddy after yesterdays race. The Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance is a little more expensive at £39.95, but is tubeless ready. Veloflex says: "Clincher tire with a soft 320 TPI (Threads Per Inch) Corespun casing and an innovative compound to offer lower rolling resistance and amazing grip. Veloflex refer to their clinchers as ‘open’ tubulars because they have the same sidewall and tread as their tubular compatriots but, instead of being sewn together and a layer of base tape added, the sidewall is terminated with a very fine layer of Kevlar. © 2008–present unless otherwise stated. The Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance is great but slightly heavier (a claimed 245g for the 25mm; 271g for the 28mm on the road.cc Scales of Truth) and more expensive (£39.95), though it is tubeless ready. It's a tyre that seems like it's literally taking the edge off bumps: what felt like a square-edged ridge before suddenly seems a smoothly ramped lump. Have tried most of the different tyres and tubulars out there and none have matched these yet. The Sprinter is the better all rounder choice, the Record is more of a specialist front wheel tyre. 2.They match their advertised weight I have used Veloflex for years, but this is the first time (< 600km) I have tried the Extreme 22 Tubular and I … I never had any punctures despite running around 85psi and hitting some pretty poor bits of tarmac at speed. It means I tend to blew it up slightly more than my targeted PSI before a race. The Veloflex Record costs £97.00 and seems to be interesting in getting record for most expensive tubular. TPI (Threads Per Inch) 320 Threads Per Inch (120/cm), Protection Belt RKB - Resilient Kinetic Belt, Sidewall protection SPS - Sidewall Protection System, Rubber tread Natural rubber and silica exclusive compound, Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose. - Very comfortable I put the Veloflex Record on my disc wheel for a few time trials in the summer, and have now moved it to my Zipp 202 rear wheel that I use for hill climbs. As a subscriber you can read road.cc ad-free, from as little as £1.99. How does that compare to your own feelings about it? The price of £38 is pretty good considering the ride feel, handmade provenance and 235g weight. But, since it’s a guess what tyre pressure to use anyway, it’s not such a big deal. 300 TPI. You get what you pay for and Doug (see first review) isn't lying. 4. handling What, no emergency stopping at a garage for overpriced emergency water? That's obviously a good thing for comfort – especially on my local Welsh roads with their rain-eroded canyons, gravel dunes and aggressively flattened badgers – but more importantly, it's a good thing for grip. The Veloflex Record weighs 190 grams, the Veloflex Sprinter 225 grams. Throw in the cost of a couple latex inner tubes with $40 paves (I flat more often on them) and they are comparable in price (at least at the prices I found). That too is handmade, but also tubeless ready (the HTLR denotes this, and not that it's made of, uh, Hitler). Will probably settle for Conti Sprinters after my stock runs out. 3 They're straight and mount very easily Simple design like a tyre should be. The revenue from adverts helps to fund our site. Granted I'm more careful when riding sewups, but racing is a different story. Heavy for a race tire. Challenge Criterium (used by Navigators): Good for $35, but despite the high TPI/old Clement hubbub, definitely not worth $70. And not forgetting the need for "fuel". Molto Bene. They go on extremely straight and are perfectly round with no lumps at the valve or anywhere. Best Cycling Website, BikeBiz Awards 2018, in: Cycling UK urges government for clarity on cycling rules, in: Specialized, Canyon and Giant increase bike prices, in: Near Miss of the Day 493: Close pass on cyclists two abreast, in: British Cycling urges government to allow small group rides, in: Surrey withdraws support for RideLondon, in: Pro releases new range of premium tools, in: FFWD launch new aero road and gravel wheels. Extraordinary road holding and a new extremely tenacious RKB (Resilient Kinetic Belt) breaker that improves puncture protection.". Hi Tejvan… Great review Just thought you might want to know Wiggle have a great offer on the Veloflex Records at the moment @ £68. But this still stretches the wallet a little more than I would like. © Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved. Tel 01225 588855. It is also lighter. Veloflex clinchers are nice but still not even close, on any wheel. 700c x 22mm. The Veloflex Corsa Evo is a supple, grippy and fast-rolling open tubular tyre aimed at training and racing. See Review of Veloflex Record Sprinter Lightest Tubular At this stage in the season, I’d rather have the puncture protection than 25 grams of weight – even if it is rotational. Truly the best tires I've ever used. The Veloflex Sprinter is a development from an older version called the servizio corse. The suppleness of the Corsa Evo is instantly noticeable. Good grip in all weathers and an oh-so-supple casing make these a pleasure to ride, If you're thinking of buying this product using a cashback deal why not use the road.cc Top Cashback page and get some top cashback while helping to support your favourite independent cycling website, Make and model: Veloflex Corsa Evo open tubular. If you like your tyres handmade and Italian then you may well have ridden Veloflex. straight and easy to mount. 3.Suppleness (not the same as squishy)- it's hard to explain, but they're laterally stiff and give great feedback while still being vertically smooth. Vittoria Corsa CX (Taiwan vintage) - nice, but not the same. I have seven tubular race wheel sets, four carbon and three alloy so; I approach each race with a scientific viewpoint and choose what I believe will offer me the best advantage given the current conditions. If you like road.cc, but you don’t like ads, please consider subscribing to the site to support us directly. I also have 3 others in storage that appear to be perfect. The Veloflex Corsa Evo is a supple, grippy and fast-rolling open tubular tyre aimed at training and racing. Conti Sprinters and Triathlon - different price point, better value than Veloflex. Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product? I may try it on front wheel next year though. Thanks to all commenting on my 'Hatch Dig', I didn't think anyone would take any notice, as my comment was a knee-jerk due to Hatch's constant over... Fast-rolling, grippy tyre whose performance is unaffected by the impressive levels of puncture protection, Adds a little off road performance to road bikes, but can't cope with the low pressures to suit, Good value, impressively airtight and strong grip in any conditions, Extremely impressive high volume gravel tyre that copes with all terrain, Editorial, general: info [at] road.cc

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