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[HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby reeper250 » Sun May 05, 2013 7:37 pm

I need tyres for my carbon tubular wheels and was wanting to get some advice on which tyres to get.
Currently looking at getting either the Kenda Domestique ($41) or the Challenge Elite ($47)

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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby dalai47 » Sun May 05, 2013 7:58 pm

For low rolling resistance, reasonable puncture resistance and good price I'd recommend Vittoria Evo CX tyres.

If you look around (UK online) , these are available for around the price point you are looking at.
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby reeper250 » Sun May 05, 2013 8:10 pm

dalai47 wrote:For low rolling resistance, reasonable puncture resistance and good price I'd recommend Vittoria Evo CX tyres.

If you look around (UK online) , these are available for around the price point you are looking at.


The lowest I can find the Vittoria Evo CX tyres for is $59 each
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby dalai47 » Sun May 05, 2013 8:16 pm

Planet X - http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/TBV ... ck___23_mm

If you buy two tyres - over £60 so free shipping - £64.98 = `AU$99
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby reeper250 » Sun May 05, 2013 8:23 pm

dalai47 wrote:Planet X - http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/TBV ... ck___23_mm

If you buy two tyres - over £60 so free shipping - £64.98 = `AU$99


Awesome!! Thank-you VERY VERY much!
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby dalai47 » Sun May 05, 2013 8:35 pm

No worries. :wink: Planet X have recently updated their postage costs to be far more reasonable than previously... So now worth checking as well as the usual UK shops.
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby ValleyForge » Mon May 20, 2013 4:54 pm

Have been using Veloflex for years. Mileage; I get about 3k for a front one, and about 2k for a rear one. 160psi, had one blowout when I hit a large rock that had been thrown onto the road.

Never had a roll off. And remember the carbon specific glue.
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby reeper250 » Mon May 20, 2013 8:04 pm

Well, I ordered a pair of those Vittoria Corsa EVO CX from Planet X, hopefully they'll arrive soon. I am also most likely going to get some Continental Tubular Glue (for carbon rims)
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby open roader » Mon May 20, 2013 9:03 pm

reeper250 wrote:I am also most likely going to get some Continental Tubular Glue (for carbon rims)


I'd recommend the Vittoria Mastik 1 glue for either alloy or carbon, and in tubes, not a tub - much easier / neater to apply from tubes............
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby pawnii » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:43 pm

there's no difference between the Vittoria Mastik 1 alloy and carbon glue.
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby reeper250 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:48 pm

Well, I got the Vittoria Mastik glue and have attached the tyres :)
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby open roader » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:48 pm

reeper250 wrote:Well, I got the Vittoria Mastik glue and have attached the tyres :)


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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby bosvit » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:00 pm

Yeah I find the Vittoria Mastik easier to use than the Continental and cheaper too.

I like the Continental Sprinter tyres http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... onttuba260

But it depends on what you are using them for.

I only use them for races
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby pawnii » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:50 pm

the problem i find with Vittoria Corsa EVO CX tubs is when you rip them off a wheel the casing tears.
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby open roader » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:52 pm

pawnii wrote:the problem i find with Vittoria Corsa EVO CX tubs is when you rip them off a wheel the casing tears.


You mean the base tape?

How old were the CX hoops?
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby pawnii » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:02 pm

yes base tape.

brand new cx hoops and brand new carbon rims.
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby BianchiCam » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:00 pm

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The result of lots of glass and lose stones around my area on a rear Maxxis Re Fuse tyre. No other dramas but expected they would last longer than they have. Maybe 2.5K
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby reeper250 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:33 pm

Tyres are running VERY well so far although the air seems to escape from them if I don't ride it for a day?
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby Derny Driver » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:44 pm

reeper250 wrote:Tyres are running VERY well so far although the air seems to escape from them if I don't ride it for a day?

That's normal. Tubulars don't hold their pressure. They have latex inner tubes and the air escapes through the latex.
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby reeper250 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:19 pm

Derny Driver wrote:
reeper250 wrote:Tyres are running VERY well so far although the air seems to escape from them if I don't ride it for a day?

That's normal. Tubulars don't hold their pressure. They have latex inner tubes and the air escapes through the latex.


That's good to hear, thanks for clearing that up :)
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby Ross » Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:53 pm

reeper250 wrote:Tyres are running VERY well so far although the air seems to escape from them if I don't ride it for a day?


http://www.wiggle.com.au/vittoria-triat ... ular-tyre/

These ones have normal rubber inner tube so don't lose air
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby ironhanglider » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:32 pm

BianchiCam wrote:Image

The result of lots of glass and lose stones around my area on a rear Maxxis Re Fuse tyre. No other dramas but expected they would last longer than they have. Maybe 2.5K


I didn't know that there was a tubular version of a Re-Fuse. :?:

Ross wrote:
reeper250 wrote:Tyres are running VERY well so far although the air seems to escape from them if I don't ride it for a day?


http://www.wiggle.com.au/vittoria-triat ... ular-tyre/

These ones have normal rubber inner tube so don't lose air


Butyl tubes still lose air, just not as fast. One of those bizarre bicycle facts, the best tubes don't hold air very well. However the sensitive types will tell you that they can feel the better rolling behaviour of latex tubes. If the reason you went for tubulars was for performance in the first place then there is no sense handing some of it back for the sake of mere convenience. (Just like if I used tubulars on my track bike they'd be held on with shellac or some other hard glue, Mastik One is only for road tyres IMO.)

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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby Ross » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:03 pm

I can't tell any difference by riding between Evo CX and Triathlon tubs. I currently have one of each on my bike. I prefer the Triathlon one as it's generally one less thing (pumping tyres up) I need to do before a race. Especially handy on my TT bike with disc wheel where it takes two people to pump it up and a second person isn't always available.
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Re: [HELP] Tubular Tyres Recommendation

Postby ironhanglider » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:27 pm

Ross wrote:I can't tell any difference by riding between Evo CX and Triathlon tubs. I currently have one of each on my bike. I prefer the Triathlon one as it's generally one less thing (pumping tyres up) I need to do before a race. Especially handy on my TT bike with disc wheel where it takes two people to pump it up and a second person isn't always available.


You're clearly insensitive. :D

I wouldn't rely on me picking the difference in a blind test either. :oops:

Others say the difference is night and day....

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