Tire wear and protction depends upon the conditions you find where you live and what you weigh. I ride either Veloflex Pave or Vittoria Diamante Pro Lights with Maxxis Flylight tubes and really don't flat much and get what I consider acceptable mileage from the combination. I usual get about 2,000 miles on the front and another 1,000 after I rotate it to the rear. This is great to me for a tube and tire combination that weights from 225 to 235 grams.b987654 said:What is your "best" light tire/tube combo? they go on a set of elan aeros.
I usually use miche carbon. with normal tubes, so durability/flat protection would be nice.
They are for all around riding(not just climbing/racing)
I think that criticism of latex tubes is overblown. Yes, you have to top of the pressure before every ride, but don't you do that anyway with any tube? I usually pump up my tires to 120. With latex, the psi has dropped to 100 the next day, with butyl, about 110. BFD. I think the ride quality and light weight make up for the air loss.Friction_Shifter said:I would not recommend latex tubes. Though very light they don't hold air pressure very well. I have used only the speciaized lightweight butyl tubes. No complaints. I don't have any recs for lightweight tires. I still have an older specialized turbo R and avocet criterium 30 slick that are brand new before I will purchase new tires. They are about 18 years old. I mostly ride tubulars.
I've only used the Michelin Axial Pro Lights and found them to have the same supple ride.b987654 said:the Vittoria Diamante Pro Lights are the ones I was looking at. can anyone compare them to miche carbons? that is my normal tyre.
I find no real difference, both are excellent tires except the Vittorias are on a average about 20 grams lighter. I have yet to flat one of the Vittoria's although I'm still working on wearing out the first set so long term durability isn't something I'm total positive about but I'm approaching the 2,000 mile mark for the rear tire and with a tire that weighs between 178 to 183 grams that is acceptable. After it's bad I'll rotate the front to the rear and the new tire goes on the front. I would expect another 1,000 miles on the back and that's fine with me for the weight of the tire.stihl said:Juan, how would you compare the Diamante Pro Light to the Veloflex Pave in terms of ride/grip/durability/puncture resistance?
flying said:These are my all around choices for clinchers
Michelin A1 Ultra Light Butyl Tube Light at 70 grams but durable as they are butyl.
tires when it comes to clinchers.......
Veloflex paves 180 grams