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Any Experience/Opinions of Veloflex Pave tires please?(5 posts)

Any Experience/Opinions of Veloflex Pave tires please?jjdbike
Jul 26, 2003 4:25 AM
I have been using Michillen Pro Race & have been fairly satisfied, although I nothing to compare them w/ as they are the only tires I have ever used. I am interested in speed/performance. A training partner has suggested the Veloflex Pave 22 "open tubuler"?. He says they are light & grippy. I have no idea what "open tubular" means. I weigh about 152 & ride mostly on rolling hills. Can anyone please offer any input on the Veloflex Pave &/or open tubulers?
Thanks
JD
Good but lightspookyload
Jul 26, 2003 6:10 AM
"Open" in any tire means clincher. Veloflex is the old Vittoria factory that the former employee's bought and reopened after Vittoria moved their buisness to taiwan, so you are getting old world quality. The tires are manufactured very well, and are extremely light. I installed the Master tires for a century, and trained on the Pave for two months. As with any product, the lighter you go, the less durable it will be. The master tires were about a 800 mile tire, and the Pave's I got about 1500 miles on. Both had about the same flat resistance as the Pro Race tires which I use now, but I really did notice and like the Master tires as a special event tire.
Good but lightjjdbike
Jul 26, 2003 9:04 AM
Thank you very much, thats is exactly the type of info I was looking for!
JD
re: Any Experience/Opinions of Veloflex Pave tires please?biggearlover
Jul 26, 2003 7:42 PM
I like the Pave's because of the 22 mm size; just that little bit smaller that I was looking for.
At the start they look and feel a bit plasticky, felt a little awkward in the wet. But that goes away with use.
No cutting, less flats than Open Corsa's.
Opem Corsa's have a softer feel, both because of the 23 mm size and the softer material. Seem to wear quicker, but have more grip.

BTW Vittoria's are made in Thailand; says so on the tire itself.
good tiresgrandemamou
Jul 27, 2003 6:52 AM
I have about 1200k on a pair. Been very happy with them so far. Only flat I had was a pinch flat when I hit some RR tracks at speed but that was my fault. I recently found a rock the size of a pencil lead embedded in the tread but it never poked through. I was impressed.

They are lighter than the Conti's they rplaced but truth be told I can't tell the difference. They ride smoother than Conti's or Michelins.

Only downside is they are pretty hard to get on at first but are very easy to get on and off after the first time. i got mine at the bicycling hub for 38 bucks.