Login required to started new threads

Login required to post replies

Prev Next
Need new racing tubulars
Quote | Reply
Looking for new racing tubulars. Getting confused with all the info on the web.

Bike is a P5, wheel: Hed Stinger9 Flamme Rouge.

I weight 165 pounds (if that matters).

Raced Tufo's Hi-composite carbon 22mm last season.

Should I go wider, lighter ?

Suggestions ? Teach me !! Best bang for the buck ?

Cheers !
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [Hoodoo] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
Velo flex records
Vittoria chronos
Probably the new vitt graphenes
Pro Ltd contis seem to be popular

My Blog - http://leegoocrap.blogspot.com
Podium Sports Racing - http://www.podiumsportsmed.com/team/
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [Hoodoo] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
Friends don't let friends ride tufos . The old ones used to cost almost 20 watts. I think they may have improved a little since then.
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [Hoodoo] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
Road racing on the new Vittoria Corsa G+ tubulars on stinger's and could not be more pleased. Conti seem to have quality control issues that cause mounting issues, veloflex seems to have tested poorly in some rr tests (though i like their construction and feel), and Tufo are just slow. If you are worried about flats i would add a few cc's of stans and trust the tire.

Romans 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes."
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [Hoodoo] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
I've been using the Vitoria Corsa Speeds on my Stingers. They fit get spin great. Add a little orange seal, glue the shit out of them and they will make you happy. Everyone will say the bullshit about riding pristine roads and all that crap, you have great race hoops, wrap them accordingly. Stay away from Contis, no latex in them, only pro models.
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [Hoodoo] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
Why were you using Tufo tires?
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [jimatbeyond] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
Used Tufo's 'cause they were available at this time at mt LBS.
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [Hoodoo] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
Wich widht ?
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [Hoodoo] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
This will be my 3rd year on Zipp SLSpeed 24mm, happy with these (808FC/900 disc).

25 years since it all began
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [Hoodoo] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
I use the zipp tangent 23 mm on my race wheels. latex tubes and seem to roll fast! I've got about 150 race miles on the set I am using now and they still look new.
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [Hoodoo] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
I have just put on 23mm Michelin Pro 4's which have a latex tube (they also do 25mm).

They seem nicely made / high quality.

No idea on rolling resistance - I would be interested to hear if anyone uncovers any results on this aspect :-)

WD :-)
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [Hoodoo] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
I have a brand new pair of Conti Attack/Force tubulars that I won at a race - I only have clinchers, so not doing me much good. Let me know if interested.


Blog: http://262toboylstonstreet.blogspot.com/
https://twitter.com/NateThomasTri
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [WD Pro] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
bicycleroolingresistance.com has tested a bunch of the new Micehlins. They only test with butyl tubes, but you can see how they stack up against all the other players.
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [SummitAK] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
OP is interested in tubular tires.
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [jimatbeyond] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
Wasn't replying to OP, but I did miss the that follow on poster was also asking about tubulars.
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [SummitAK] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
Thank you :-)

I didn't wonder if that could be used as a comparison though i.e. Is it fair to assume just because a tyre in clincher is 'good' its tubular counterpart is also 'good' considering its difference in construction etc. Contis tyres even have a different tread pattern for the same model name ... !

WD :-)
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [WD Pro] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
WD Pro wrote:
Thank you :-)

I didn't wonder if that could be used as a comparison though i.e. Is it fair to assume just because a tyre in clincher is 'good' its tubular counterpart is also 'good' considering its difference in construction etc. Contis tyres even have a different tread pattern for the same model name ... !

WD :-)

It depends... ;-)) If a company uses the same construction techniques for clinchers and tubulars, then maybe it's ok. If they don't, then I wouldn't count on it. I could be wrong, but I believe only Vittoria glues the tread to the carcass for both tubulars and clinchers.
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [FatandSlow] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
Thank you :-)

In the case of michelins then it's pretty useless to try and draw a comparison.

My tubulars are glued - looking at the same tyre model in clincher (admittedly only on internet pictures), construction is definitely different.

WD :-)

ps : that should have said 'did' in my post above and not 'didnt' :-)
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [WD Pro] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
What about width for flame rouge or zip fc? 23 or 25?
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [Hoodoo] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
The S-Works Turbo tubular (24mm) is good, and works well with wider rims.
I'm sure the aerodynamics of the Veloflex Carbon (23mm) aren't anywhere near as good as the Turbo, but they're a great tire and I run those on my climbing wheels (Corima MCC Aero+ - wide rim, but not quite as wide at the 404).

Either of those would probably be a better choice than the Tufo. For TTing on the HEDs I'd probably go for the Turbo.


ETA: Conti make decent tubulars for training, if you're into training on tubs, but I wouldn't race on them. Clinchers are a different story.

----------------------------------
http://ironvision.blogspot.com ; @drSteve1663
Last edited by: drsteve: Apr 20, 17 11:54
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [drsteve] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
Almost any tire is faster than a Tufo.
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [jimatbeyond] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
jimatbeyond wrote:
Almost any tire is faster than a Tufo.

I rode a pair of Tufos once. Once.
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [FatandSlow] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
Tufos do make good spares though, because they roll-up pretty small.

25 years since it all began
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [Hoodoo] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
Hoodoo wrote:
Looking for new racing tubulars. Getting confused with all the info on the web.

Bike is a P5, wheel: Hed Stinger9 Flamme Rouge.

I weight 165 pounds (if that matters).

Raced Tufo's Hi-composite carbon 22mm last season.

Should I go wider, lighter ?

Suggestions ? Teach me !! Best bang for the buck ?

Cheers !

I've always had good results with conti sprinters, never had a bad conti rubber
25 mm
Tufos? Had a set, Next!

res, non verba
Quote Reply
Re: Need new racing tubulars [RoYe] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
Sprinters are slow.
Quote Reply

Prev Next