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Veloflex PAVE: Durable enough for daily use OR ??(6 posts)

Veloflex PAVE: Durable enough for daily use OR ??SimpleGreen
Aug 16, 2001 4:21 PM
I haven't tried these tires yet, but they seem to be getting good reviews. No one I know has tried them yet, so I thought I'd ask here.

Thanks!

SG
re: Veloflex PAVE: Durable enough for daily use OR ??Bicycle Bill
Aug 16, 2001 5:19 PM
I wondered the same thing so I mounted up a set and have been riding them daily for over six weeks now. The rear is begining to square off but over all I'd say that they do not wear as well as a Conti Grand Prix but better than the Conti G.P. 3000 and much better than the Supersonics.

Ride quality is on par with the Vittoria Corsa C.X. And they are LIGHT , really light.
re: Veloflex PAVE: Durable enough for daily use OR ??slbenz
Aug 16, 2001 6:12 PM
I have gone through two sets in the last eight months. I would say the tires last about 1200-1500 miles of daily use. The tread actually can last longer than that but what usually does in the tires for me are the cuts and punctures which lead to the tread to bulge at the damage site where I then promptly replace the tire. The tire handles well, is comfortable and like the other posters experience are very light. The weights are actuals. I have had one set where each tire weighed exactly 180 grams and the other set weigh 176 grams for each tire. Right now, I am trying out the Continental Ultra 2000 tires known for as an everyday tire. So far so good after 200 miles of use. Hope this helps.
re: Veloflex PAVE: Durable enough for daily use OR ??JohnG
Aug 16, 2001 6:35 PM
I'm averaging about 1200-1400 miles per tire on the rear. At 1400 the rear is really shot. I'm 145# and do fast agressive climbs which probably rips them up a bit. I rotate front to back so my total average is well over 2K miles per tire. I've lost one to a big tread cut when I hit a big piece of road debris.

Mine have all weighed exactly 175gms.

I'd recommend them for anyone under 160#. Above that I'm not so sure.

YMMV
JohnG
My favorite clincher.Pack Meat
Aug 17, 2001 7:21 AM
I absolutely love the Veloflex Pave. I weighed them at the LBS and compared them to the Vittorias that were supposed to be 145 and were actulayy 180. The Paves were right on the money at 180 gms. I'm having a hard time getting over a thousand miles on them so I only use them for racing. It's amazing how well they corner, I don't think I've ever put so much lean on. They're good on wet pavement to. I should right ad copy for them but I really like them that much. A lot better than the Stupersonics.

PM
thanks!SimpleGreen
Aug 17, 2001 2:55 PM
I'll go give them a try, possibly for my next century with Torelli tubes for a nice light set rubber. They come in blue which would match my blue bike/wheels/bar tape etc.

SG