Veloflex Roubaix Tires - Tubular

5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $76.00


Product Description

  • 300 threads per inch core spun cotton casing construction
  • 100 psi
  • Natural rubber compound
  • Latex inner tube for low rolling resistance
  • Calicot puncture resistant layer under the tread


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by GLBorchert a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2010

Strengths:    High quality. Comfort. Reliability.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Great tire. Comfortable, reliable, fast. High-quality. Good looking. Craftsmanship obvious. Great all around tire, suitable for training or for race day. 1300 miles so far. No flats. By appearances I'll get 2500 miles out of the rear and maybe twice that in front. Perhaps not as exotic as an FMB, but in the same class.

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Favorite Ride:   Pretty Much Anywhere

Price Paid:    $109.00

Purchased At:   World Class Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Continental, Tufo.

Bike Setup:   Full carbon Specialized Roubaix. Dura Ace. Mavic Ultimate wheelset.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by GLBorchert a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2010

Strengths:    High quality. Comfort. Reliability.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Great tire. Comfortable, reliable, fast. High-quality. Good looking. Craftsmanship obvious. Great all around tire, suitable for training or for race day. 1300 miles so far. No flats. By appearances I'll get 2500 miles out of the rear and maybe twice that in front. Perhaps not as exotic as an FMB, but in the same class.

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Favorite Ride:   Pretty Much Anywhere

Price Paid:    $109.00

Purchased At:   World Class Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Continental, Tufo.

Bike Setup:   Full carbon Specialized Roubaix. Dura Ace. Mavic Ultimate wheelset.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by looksurly a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2009

Strengths:    Durable, supple, comfortable.

Weaknesses:    A little heavy perhaps, but not a problem in a training tire.

Bottom Line:   
I use these for training on my road bike and every day on my commuter. Incredibly durable and comfortable. I have even raced in them.

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Price Paid:    $85.00

Purchased At:   World Class Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Tufo, Vittoria.



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Veronikafan a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2007

Strengths:    Unsurpassed ride quality, great traction and grip, easy to mount

Weaknesses:    Pricey, not puncture-proof (no tire is)

Bottom Line:   
My last 50,000 miles have been ridden exclusively on tubular tires. I've ridden Continental, Vittoria, Clement, Barum, and other brands as well as Veloflex. Probably, the only major brand of tubulars I haven't tried is TUFO. Still, I have to say that the Veloflex Roubaix is the sweetest-riding tire I have ever ridden. It's got the best of everything a sewup could offer: easy to mount (unlike Conti's which are damn near impossible to stretch on and ride harsh), high-thread-count cotton casing, supple latex inner tube, and a true 24mm diameter profile. The fatter cross-section gives it a larger contact patch for great grip, especially in the corners, and lower rolling resistance than a skinny tire at the same pressure. This tire soaks up road buzz like a sponge. It mates perfectly with a wider, 22 mm tubular rim like the Mavic Reflex. The Vittoria Pave EVO CG is the only other comparable 24mm tubular currently on the market, and they are heavier, flat just as easily, don't ride quite as lively, and have a goofy-looking green tread. The nly downside to the Veloflex tires is the price. They get flats like any other tire, and cost more than most other tubulars on the market because they are still handmade by Italian craftsmen in small batches, not in Bankok by slave labor.

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Favorite Ride:   Hunterdon County, NJ

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   Criterium USA, Somer

Similar Products Used:   Numerous tubulars by Contintal, Vittoria, Clement, Barum, others

Bike Setup:   1999 Litespeed Classic, Look LDS fork, Cinelli bar & stem, Turbomatic saddle, Dura Ace group, hand-built tubulars



Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

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