Apr 18, 2002 7:49 AM
|Has anyone had experience with the VELOFLEX PAVE tires???? They are the 700x22 section tires. Are they durable or do they cut easily? Also do they wear out quickly? Thanks.|
|re: Veloflex Tires||pgager|
Apr 18, 2002 11:51 AM
|I found they flat often. width not marked on mine (red tread).
Apr 18, 2002 12:49 PM
|Had no problems commuting with these. There are numerous cuts, but never had a flat, although I take them through glass, potholes, etc. very smooth tire.|
|re: Veloflex Tires||DMoore|
Apr 18, 2002 1:35 PM
|I've had several sets of VF Paves. Great tires, but remember they're race tires, only weigh 180 gr. each. As such, they ride and handle very well indeed. Best clincher tire I've ever ridden. But.
The unavoidable tradeoff is in durability. The tread is very thin. I've had quite a few flats with them, and the rubber does appear to cut pretty easily. I use them for training, saving my silk sewups for racing. I'm willing to accept the increased flats and quick wear.
But if you're not willing to accept the tradeoffs - you should find another tire.
|over 20K miles on em||JohnG|
Apr 18, 2002 2:15 PM
|I've been using the Paves for about a year now. I get on average one flat every 4- 500 miles although I stretch the tire life a bit. |
1500 miles on the rear and the tire is pretty shot. No cut problems at all.
I run the rears at 140# and the front at 120#.
They have a real nice ride quality.
|My Trinidad experience!||tuffnick|
Apr 18, 2002 2:30 PM
|I spent 2 1/2 weeks in Trinidad before my accident on them... if you look below you'll see and got like 4 flats I think with them. Course the roads there are very bad in terms of debri and pot holes so 2 of them were pinch flats... one puncture... and one cut even after being religious about tire pressure so I just gave up and went back to my axial pros. For racing for sure use them I think but training unless you want to risk lots of flats don't. I'm gonna be using them on my track wheels since my old ones were destroyed to say the least.
http://www.podiumbound.ca - www.podiumbound.ca/new/ to see it developing! Its coming soon!
|I love the Pave tires||Pack Meat|
Apr 18, 2002 2:49 PM
|They are race tires so the durability isn't as good. I left the tire I raced last season on all winter and didn't have an unusual number of flats. I really don't want to use any other tire for racing. You can really corenr on these things. And when they advertise 180 grams that's what they are.|
|re: Veloflex Tires||jim hubbard|
Apr 18, 2002 8:56 PM
|not bad my sponser gave me a set to try. fast but soft, and this is the trade off. I think if you have good roads then this won't be a problem. They do wear fast, as has been said. They rate as my second favourite tire behind axial pros I find that the cornering on the AP is alot better. I think you are just better off buying a set and trying them. Other wise you will get a lot of conflicting opinions.|| |