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Recommendation for a good clincher racing tire?(8 posts)

Recommendation for a good clincher racing tire?ksfacinelli
Jun 7, 2002 1:13 PM
I was interested in hearing what tires everyone is using on their racing wheels. I am sure their are a lot of tubular fans out there but I am currently using a set of clincher wheels that need new rubber. These tires would be used mostly for stage type racing with mixed terrain.

Please give your input....

re: Recommendation for a good clincher racing tire?No_sprint
Jun 7, 2002 1:24 PM
Race day only! Michelin Pro Light or Pro if you're a heavy. These replaced the Axial Pro and Axial Pro Light. Beware, the Pro Light is certainly not a trainer or rec rider. Too many flats. I've never flatted on one in a race.
re: Recommendation for a good clincher racing tire?weiwentg
Jun 7, 2002 5:51 PM
axial pro lights/pro race lights would work if you're under 140. there is NO flat protection. I hit a pebble and flatted, and I'm 120. the conti supersonic is probably good if you're a lightweight. otherwise, the GP 3000 / axial pro/ pro race work well.
Michelin Axial Pro Lights...hammer_cycle
Jun 10, 2002 10:28 AM
I ride Michelin Axial Pro ligts on all of my clincher wheelsets (3) that I use for both racing and training and the flat resistance is very good. I have about 3k on one set and have only flatted once with them. Just make sure they are properly inflated and avoid glass....

I weigh 160.

I highly recommend the tires.
vittoria open corsa tt ...merckx56
Jun 7, 2002 1:59 PM
you can get cheap on the euro web sites! or email me and i'll get 'em cheap for you and you won't have to wait three weeks for shipping! they are durable and light.
vittoria open corsa is the best I have tried also (nm)allervite
Jun 11, 2002 2:22 PM
No question, Veloflex Pave! (nm)Pack Meat
Jun 7, 2002 2:46 PM
Hard to beat ContiColnagoFE
Jun 10, 2002 7:48 AM
I like the standard GPs and the GP 3000s...Michelin Axial pros are OK too, but I still like the Contis a bit better.