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Veloflex
Corsa Clincher Road Tire

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Veloflex's best all around design.

Ideal for road racing, criterium, fast training and recreational riding, the Veloflex Corsa Clincher delivers outstanding grip and cornering stability thanks to a full diamond tread pattern plus a special road-holding rubber compound that together allow you to push to the extreme while cornering, without ever losing traction and control.

The 320 TPI corespun casing allows the lowest possible weight without compromising strength or comfort, while the Calicot puncture resistant layer keeps sharp objects out. Overall, this is one of the most responsive and comfortable tires available.

Stylish black sidewalls set it apart from the Master model and offer a more modern look. Handmade in Italy. 700c x 23mm or 25mm. 145 max PSI. Available in Black, Blue, Yellow or Red with Black sidewalls. 195 grams.

Note: Some models of carbon fiber wheels have a sharp or inconsistent edge in the bead seat area, which could cause cuts in the casing of delicate Veloflex clinchers, potentially compromising the tires over time. Because they are not able to inspect every rim for such inconsistencies, Veloflex states that these tires are not compatible with carbon rims.

Veloflex Corsa Clincher Road Tire
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Love it, but save it for special occasions
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by G. Ledesma
Cycling Enthusiast
Cupertino, CA
9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.

I tried the Veloflex Open Corsa 23 tires after wearing out my Vittoria Rubino Pro 3 Slick tires that had a little over 4,000 miles on them. These tires are amazing there is a distinct improvement in road feel, especially on smooth, paved roads it's almost like gliding. I'm accustomed to hearing a certain buzz where rubber meets the road, but it's very faint, if not inaudible, on these tires. I don't race, but I can see why these are preferred by aggressive sprinters or fast riders.

The downsides

- durability is average at best, especially in terms of puncture resistance. They stand virtually no chance against goat heads, but can take a little bit of abuse from less thorny objects.

- They wear out fairly quickly. I can get about 1,300 miles when mounted on the front. I would try for more but...

- On very bad days (such as heavy rain, or a day after a heavy downpour), the tire's casing is far too soft to handle sustained abuse from debris. In my case, a portion of the casing was chewed out you can see the fibers and a tire liner tube showing in the photo I've attached.

I'd buy these again, but would definitely reserve them for Sunday best-type of rides (group rides, training rides), but not for everyday (especially commute) use.

Reviewed 9/19/2014
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Great tires
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
PDX
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

I have put about 700 miles on these tires with only one flat due to a glass shard. There is starting to be a slight flat spot along the center but the slight bumpy tread is not smooth. I don't expect these to last as long as the Conti 4000s that I used before but they aren't supposed to be the longest wearing. The Velos are really smooth and corner well. I've been running the pressures lower (80-85f and 90-95r and I weigh 170ish) in the 25c than I did in the Conti 4000s in a 23c, however, I'd say the profile and width is really similar between the 2. I'd only be able to make a full review if I go back to the Continentals with the same latex tubes. They sometimes feel slower, but I don't know if that is because they are smoother and road buzz can give the impression of speed. Overall I've been really pleased with these and bought another to rotate later in the season. I only wish they came in a 28c. They can be a real bear to mount the first time. Some forum posts recommend putting them in the dryer under low heat to soften them before mounting. Others recommending aging them for better wear, but they might given a firmer ride. They really are awesome tires.

Reviewed 7/17/2014
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Very nice riding tire, but watch out with carbon rims.
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by Stoosy
Cycling Enthusiast
Georgia
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I was initially very impressed with the ride quality, very supple, smooth and fast. But, after a couple of hundreds miles, the sidewall bubbled due to being cut by my Zipp Firecrest 303's. Wished I would have been advised of this a couple of years ago when I purchased them here. I see there is a advisory now.

Reviewed 7/22/2017
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Smooth, light, grippy
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by Phil W
Portland, OR
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

These are very supple and smooth riding tires as you should expect from the high casing tpi. They're very light and have excellent grip. Get them while on sale for a great price.

But.... They're REALLY hard to get on your rims. They're folded flat in the box so it's hard to get the tube underneath on the rim during installation. Be prepared to struggle and get several pinch flat holes in your tubes while installing using tire levers. They're impossible to install without levers.

Reviewed 5/6/2017
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best qualities tires
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Sonora,ca
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Very Smooth ride, very aggressive tires. Best tires I ever bought.

Reviewed 4/24/2015
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Great tires which run a little narrow
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Everett, WA
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

These tires ride very nicely. They seem like good quality from the way they mount and ride. One thing to note is that they run a little narrow on standard width rims. My 700x25 tires are about 24mm wide on Mavic Open Pro rims. Maybe they will stretch out over time. Other than the width thing, I am impressed with these tires.

Reviewed 4/9/2015
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Great tire, albeit a bit small
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by Dan
Competitive Racer
Canada
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Only rode the tire once. IMHO felt identical to a CX3. But going to try and sell them as the Corsa 25C looks more like a big 23C. I am a big guy on a really stiff frame on rotten roads, so I really go for the balloon tire & the CX3 25C is fatter than even the Pave 25C. All that said, if your OK with a smaller tire, then given the ride feel of these tires in combination with prices Western sells these things for, the fact that they wear out faster is kinda moot...just ride those rock-hard, knock-your-fillings-out, pound-you-into-submission Conti 4 seasons in the spring when the roads are covered in a winter's worth of crap.

Reviewed 3/20/2015
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Improve you ride, improve your life
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by LongTimeRoadie
Cycling Enthusiast
Orange County, CA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I couldn't be more pleased with the Veloflex Corsa clincers. These are supple smooth riding tires with great traction and handling. I find that I am much more confident taking tight corners without braking, and with downhill control. Paired with Vittoria latex tubes they are a true joy to ride. I switched from Vittoria Corsa CX tires because they were so difficult to mount and remove from my new Rolf rims, and, at around $20 cheaper, I was worried I would be taking a step down but that has not been the case. They may not last as long as some other tires but they are worth it to me, I look forward to every ride, every climb. I love these tires.

Reviewed 11/21/2014
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One of the best tires out there
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by ckang
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

These tires handle and feel great along with being quiet. Very neutral and predictable in the corners.

Simple styling with graphics on one side.

So far they've been quite durable on commuting and training rides.

Wet grip has been excellent, as it's quite wet in the PNW.

The 25mm tires are thinner on Pacenti 23sl rims, compared to Conti 4000s/4000sii & Michelin Pro 4 sc.

Reviewed 6/8/2014
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A bit hard to get on but fantastic riding tires
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Seattle
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Great looking and preforming tires. A bit hard to get on but well worth the money.

Reviewed 5/29/2014
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Best all-around tire for racers
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by Devin
Competitive Racer
Louisville, KY
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

This is a great tire! Quality made, very supple with great traction (even in the wet) and tread life. I use them for training and racing. The tire corners like on rails. When run between 90-105 psi, I love the feel of this tire, it is very neutral and really soaks up bumps & vibrations. I prefer this tire over Conti GP4000s. It's a little difficult to get on at first, but after the bead stretches a bit, I can get it on the same as any other tire, by using just my hands (no tools).

Reviewed 10/24/2013
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Light and quick clincher
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by colnago man
Cycling Enthusiast
texas
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I bought a Veloflex corsa to match one that came on a set of rims I bought on ebay. Had never used them before but am really impressed. Light, smooth and provide secure footing on corners.

Reviewed 12/4/2014
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As close to the feel of a tubular as a clincher can get.
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

a race quality clincher that has the ride feel of a tubular and very light at 195g.

Reviewed 9/23/2013
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Best Clinchers, Period!
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by seabass
Cycling Enthusiast
Dallas, TX
6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

I have ridden them all (Michelin, Conti, Vittoria, Vrederstein...) and without a doubt the ride quality of the Veloflex is closest to tubular of any. These were recommended to me by a custom wheel builder several years back and I have been using them ever since with Michelin A1 butyl tubes. Like the other poster said, they are widely used in the peloton as rebranded tires.

They are a bit tricky to mount with some rims (super tight fit). It will take a bit of elbow grease to get them on. A little trick that I have learned is initially running them in the dryer for 5min. I know this sounds crazy, but with my Alpha 340 rims it is the only way to get them on. Once broken in it gets a bit easier.

As stated before, they aren't the longest lasting, but definitely worth the added performance and comfort. At this low weight they are amazingly resistant to punctures. I even have them on my training wheels and refuse to use anything else.

Lastly I would recommend running a 23/25 front/rear combo. I have also used their tubulars 404 firecrest, which are equally amazing.

Reviewed 7/29/2013
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Awesome tires!
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by Louw_S
Cycling Enthusiast
VA
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

I have been riding on Veloflex Corsa tires now for three years on both my road bikes and love them! I have ussed Conti 4000's, Michelin Pro Race 3's and Vittoria Open Corsa and I like the Veloflex the best. The 320 TPI makes for a super-sliky ride. They corner well and are more grippy on wet roads. The are better than average with regard to punctures. They do wear fairly quickly - 2,500 miles, but the ride feel is superb.

Veloflex tires have been used in the pro peloton for years, mostly rebranded, Fabian Cancellara being a fan. But last year Bradley Wiggens won the Tour de France with branded Veloflex tires. Enough said!

Reviewed 3/17/2013
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Light and great cornering...
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by Ben
Cycling Enthusiast
SF, CA
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Very light and handling cornering feel seems better with this 320 TPI construction

Reviewed 1/4/2018
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What a nice tire!
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by Tri Coach
Competitive Racer
Dallas, TX
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

These are, by far, the nicest clincher's I've ever ridden. Anytime you can get 320tpi tires, get them. It doesn't matter to me if reviews state they don't last long, I like the suppleness of a high thread count tire. They are very tight mounting the first time but most good tires are. As for comfort, they're like riding on tubulars, I'm 6'2 190lbs, and inflate them to app 100 psi. The rubber is super grippy, you can lean hard into a turn with confidence.

I now recommend these tires to all of my friends.

Reviewed 7/10/2017
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Light and fast, with good handles
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by Spencer
Competitive Racer
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Got these on-sale, super good deal! A bit hard to get on the first time as others have stated, but if you leave them in the sun for a bit it isn't too bad to get on. They are a fast ride! And really grip the corners. I have only ridden then a hand full of times so far so cannot speak to long-term durability.

Reviewed 7/14/2017
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Excellent tires very light and grippy, Just remember to use your hands to install these tires!!
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by Kauaiboy
Cycling Enthusiast
Kauai, Hi
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Mounted these on my road bike to see how they roll and to my surprise it rolls fantastic!! Very good feel and traction on dry roads with supple bumps! Flat protection??!! It depends on where you live and ride your bike!! I live where I can ride all year long in Rain or Sunshine!!

Reviewed 6/12/2017
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Excellent if racing, Fair is used everyday
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by Phil W
Daily Commuter
Portland, OR

These are great tires that have an excellent feel due to the high TPI count. The grip is excellent on dry roads. For a clincher, they are very light (195 gm) and nimble. However...they get tread cuts and flat easily. I have not had them long enough to accurately assess wear and durability. Get them on sale and they're a good deal.

Reviewed 5/30/2017
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