Track tyres?

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Track tyres?

Postby Nikko127 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:33 pm

Hey all, interested in people's opinion of best tyres for track use, both clincher and tubular on the boards, concrete and bitumen tracks.
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Re: Track tyres?

Postby Derny Driver » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:25 pm

Hi Nick ... for the indoor boards, its unanimous. Vittoria Pista Evo 19mm Tubular. Buy them online from the UK for approx $90 each. Conti Sonderklasse are good too but are 3 times the price and slightly heavier. For clinchers, the lightest and grippiest (and safest) are VELOFLEX http://www.veloflex.it/
For outdoor concrete tracks, the Continental Grand Prix Supersonic in a 20mm are sweeeet. Again, have to get them from the UK for about $55 each (cheap). They are very light and very grippy. Superb. You can put the superlight Conti tube in them if you are a weight weenie. At 25 bucks I just use normal tubes.
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Re: Track tyres?

Postby Nikko127 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:08 pm

At 102kgs, I'm using normal tubes also!
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Re: Track tyres?

Postby scotto » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:32 am

plain old vittoria pista's were my first tubular. one finally died, so i replaced it with the pista evo cs. (21mm from memory - at the 100kg mark i avoided the 18-19mm versions)

differences.
price - double the price
outer casing. seems much the same
inner casing - much lighter material, higher TPI count too, bright white compared to the cheaper model.
tube - latex instead of butyl rubber - lighter, maybe less rolling resistance in a laboratory setting,
doesnt stay inflated for over a week.
valve extension - replaceable and red anodized :)
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