Tyres (Tubs) - which ones?

Cornish-J
Cornish-J Posts: 978
edited October 2010 in Road buying advice
Which are the best tubular tyres to go for? for Dry TT conditions only, dont need wet grip etc...

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  • hopper1
    hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    I'm running Vittoria Crono CS tubs, at 170g they're very good.
    Also have Vittoria Corsa Evo CX's, which roll very well, too.
    Bloody expensive habit, though...
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • danowat
    danowat Posts: 2,877
    I am looking to buy my first set of tubs, for the same purpose, I am currently courting the idea of Conti Podium
  • Chip \'oyler
    Chip \'oyler Posts: 2,323
    Veloflex Carbons. Very fast and pretty tough for a Veloflex
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  • fleshtuxedo
    fleshtuxedo Posts: 1,853
    Vittoria CX are the best value in quality tubs IME. £38 at Ribble at the moment. Have never tried the Veloflex, but they are about £70 each.

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Veloflex Carbon.
  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    Vittoria Chronos if it's just for pure TTing. No tread on them and they won't last as long as other tyres but they are da bomb.
  • APIII
    APIII Posts: 2,010
    +2 on Veloflex carbon.
  • sub55
    sub55 Posts: 1,025
    if you want the best, then dugast is the way to go.
    Closely followed by veloflex. Although i use continental tempo`s ( because they`re given to me). But out of choice ,would probably use the veloflex, if i had to right the cheque out as they are probably the best compromise between pure quality and £.
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  • Cornish-J
    Cornish-J Posts: 978
    thanks for the replies, is it better to try and get the smallest width possible? ie: 19's or 21's?
  • APIII
    APIII Posts: 2,010
    No, 22/23mm would prob be best. More comfort, better handling, and I think lower rolling resistance - but someone else may be able to confirm that.