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Veloflex or Vittoriakameamea
Sep 27, 2003 4:25 AM
I am looking for a new tires for my bike. I have heard good things abot both of these companies. I want to have a comfortable tire yet something somewhat durable. The tires I Aam replacing are a set of Conti gp 3000's. I am 165 lbs and ride on roads that vary from great to crap. If there are any suggestions plese let me know.
re: Veloflex or Vittoriafiltersweep
Sep 27, 2003 6:41 AM
Vittoria make tires all over the map in terms of weight, ride, and reliability- their top of the lines tires compare to where Veloflex tires begin- in other words, Vittoria sells some tires that can function as cheapo training tires. Veloflex really doesn't- so I don't really know what you are comparing.

High end Vittoria or Veloflex will likely be relatively soft- and thus at best, only "somewhat durable." This softness is what gives them their superior ride and handling. Personally, I use Pro Races as everyday tires (at about $25/each) and save the Veloflex for racing with clinchers- and they make the Michelins seem like they are made out of plastic. I've found the Veloflex Paves for $30 new on ebay- which is a great price compared to the crapola available at the LBS at the same price.

The all black Paves (which actually have some different name that I can't remember at the moment) seem to be touched by god (they are a work of art)... the ProRaces seem to be stamped out of a machine 1000 at a time. I know you aren't comparing they to the Michelins... but just as a point of reference.
re: Veloflex or Vittorialyleseven
Sep 27, 2003 8:14 AM
Veloflex Pave is a fantastic tire. You can get it from CritUSA.com from Dan. He is the best guy to deal with. I also have used top end Vittorias and I think they are great as well. Get the All Weather Clincher for about $39 and you will have a great tire. I haven't seen any Pro Races under $45. The Pro Race is a cut below the Vittoria and Veloflex in my opinion, but it certainly isn't junk.
re: Veloflex or Vittoria or vredesteinkey
Sep 30, 2003 10:52 AM
I love Vittoria's and if price was no object probably my tire of choice open corica CX. No exp. with Veloflex, but I have recently started using vredestein's Fortezza TriComp and its great, very durable and might be worth looking into.

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Veloflex 'Black' (Black pave) , check totalcycling.com nmSpunout
Sep 27, 2003 9:10 AM
re: Veloflex or Vittoriarm6rider
Sep 28, 2003 1:52 AM
I highly recommend the Veloflex Pave. Excellent tires. I've tried many brands before but this one is the best. It made my bike feel lighter and faster. It's also gives you a very comfortable ride. I couldn't believe how a 700x22 could be that comfortable. Check out wisecyclebuys.com or call William. He's a really nice guy.
re: Veloflex or Vittoriarm6rider
Sep 28, 2003 2:02 AM
here's a picture of my bike on Veloflex Pave blue ones.
re: Veloflex or Vittoriarm6rider
Sep 28, 2003 2:15 AM
sorry, didn't know how to upload the picture. I thought I did it but it didn't show.
history and recommendation re: Veloflex or Vittoriacharlieboy
Sep 29, 2003 1:30 AM
Veloflex was setup by former Vittoria workers in Italy when Vittoria moved production to Taiwan, so they make great handmade tyres in Italy still. Vittoria now has great machine made tyres.

Veloflex website ( http://www.veloflex.it )states mileage for Pave tyres as 6000 km front and 3000 kms rear - how somewhat durable does that seem?

I use the new Vittoria Open Corsa Evo KS which are great and are holding up well. The Veloflex Pave tyres are excellent and I have used the Veloflex Corsa tyres for time trialling - wonderful but prone to side wall cuts, at least for me.

I am using Conti GP 3000s as winter tyres, and they do feel different to the Vittoria EVOs, though can't quite quantify why. I guess you could use top end Vittorias for most days and save Veloflex for special occasions.
Vittoria EVOs loose on rimsstinkyhelmet
Sep 29, 2003 9:55 AM
I love the feel of the EVOs, but they are extremely loose on the rim. On Mavic rims with no air in the tube, the tire/tube combo can almost just fall off the rim. That is a scary proposition on the front wheel....have the front flat on you and have the tire/tube combo very, very easily come off the rim. I'll use the EVO on the back but never on the front.

I race on Veloflex Paves and love them. They are tighter on the rims too.
believe everything you read ?filtersweep
Sep 30, 2003 5:38 AM
If you want to believe maketing, go for it... I've never received that much mileage out of Paves. I'm not complaining, because their ride is completely worth it, but lets be realistic here.