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Veloflex
Master 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 Master 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.

Classic gum colored sidewalls set it apart from the Corsa model and blend beautiful with virtually any frame and wheel color. Handmade in Italy. Size 700c x 23mm, 25mm and 28mm (207 grams for 700c x 23mm). Available in Black with Gum sidewalls.

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.

 

Applications: Road Racing, Performance Road Riding 

 

Min Pressure: 100 psi

 

Max Pressure: 145 psi

 

Threads Per Inch: 320 tpi

 

Made in: Italy 

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Super supple, great riding tires
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by JMH
Competitive Racer
Haverhill, MA
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

These tires ride like butter. Fast, grippy and very comfortable. So far they seem to be holding up well, too.

Reviewed 1/9/2017
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Wow! My favorite tire of all time!!!
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by Makuman
Cycling Enthusiast
Honolulu
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I rode conti's for quite sometime and heard great things about this tire. Got it on a deal of the day and are super happy with them. They seem to roll and roll and roll! Super comfortable. So comfortable that when I ride my other bike with 23mm continental's I have to double check if the tire is low on air or have a flat. Great tire in my opinion! You won't be disappointed. Oh and they also look spectacular on my black inc with gold lettering. Almost a perfect match in color.

Reviewed 1/10/2017
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Superb Clinchers
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by Anonymous
san antonio
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Uncontested ride quality with unparalleled handling. Extremely supple, while remaining incredibly responsive, these clinchers are not only a pleasure to look at but also a pleasure to ride. However, this does come at a price they lack the resistance to punctures that you'll find in Gatorskins. A trade off that is worth it in my opinion.

Reviewed 1/9/2017
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super grippy
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
orange county, CA

these tires were super grippy from the start and still remain that after 200 miles, somewhat skinny compared to today's standards but most rims these days balloon tires out so its all good, somewhat hard to mount but nothing a bit of elbow grease couldnt fix

Reviewed 7/10/2018
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Terrific Rolling High Performance Tire
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by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
San Francisco
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I absolutely love the way this tire rolls. So smooth in and out of corners. I have more confidence in high speed descending than any other. With a cotton spun tire the life span will be less but I was very pleased to get 1600 miles out of a set.

Reviewed 3/12/2015
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Simply the best tires.
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by Arden
Cycling Enthusiast
Timberon, NM

I love Veloflex tires, they ride great, handle great and look good doing it.

Reviewed 12/22/2014
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Fast but wears quickly
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by Anonymous
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

By far the fastest tire I've ever used. If your rim can handle it, pumping up to 8 or 9 bars makes snapping through corners a breeze. Supple softer sidewall makes for a smoother ride than most other tires. I noticed after only 600 miles, they're starting to show wear signs that other tires I've used don't show until about 1k

Reviewed 12/4/2014
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Fast, comfortable and sticks in the corners.
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by jzpics
Cycling Enthusiast
Forest Hill, MD

Ride about 100 miles a week at 120 psi. These tires are very comfortable on roads with cracks and bumps. Keeping my fingers crossed, after 800 miles no flats. Hard corners are no problem, these tires stick to the payment.

Reviewed 9/14/2017
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best riding road tire
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Southern California
6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

Road riding on medium to good surfaces, climbing and descending.

The tire has more rubber and less sidewall. Excellent on the new wider rims.

High performance tire. Wears quickly.

Reviewed 6/9/2014
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Better than I'd hoped !!
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by Olmobiker
Cycling Enthusiast
Eugene, OR
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I ride a 1980's Italian road bike and wanted to keep that classic gum wall look with these tyres.What I got was a very smooth riding tyre,that has held up quite nicely.Holds the road very well....even on wet pavement(I live in Oregon)and not one flat tyre...yet !! I would and already have highly recommend these.They have been a great buy !!

Reviewed 11/4/2013
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most comfortable clincher i have ever used, typically use contis/vittoria
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by chris
southwest virginia
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

training/fitness rides

Reviewed 11/29/2013
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disappointed
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by klaus
Cycling Enthusiast
orlando, fl
5 of 13 customers found this review helpful.

pretty disappointed with these. thought they would last longer for a training tire. i tried cause they are used in the tour however they lasted about 8 rides before both front and back had cuts totally through. on 9th ride rear totally slashed through. ive tried a lot of tires for training and found nothing that lasts as well as gatorskins. i will not purchase again.

klaus

Reviewed 9/26/2013
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Fantastic Tire - Highly Recommended
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by Marc R
Cycling Enthusiast
San Francisco, CA
7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

I'm 510, 155 lbs and ride from San Francisco to points North. I've been riding the Veloflex Pave on my Orbea Opal for the past couple of years and was unpleasantly surprised to find that they are no longer offered. That was my favorite tire.

However, this Veloflex Master appears to be a like for like replacement and delivers the fantastic performance I got used to with the Pave. I love being able to zip around at a firm 140 psi and still get the supple, sticky ride I got addicted to on the Paves. I prefer these over top end offerings from Continental, Michelin, and Hutchinson.

Do yourself a favor and try this tire if you are debating it. I tired it because a fellow in the LBS said everyone should ride this tire once. I'll never go back, the ride is great and the value is excellent.

Reviewed 4/18/2013
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A fast rolling clincher tire
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by John
Cycling Enthusiast
BC, Canada
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

This is my second set of Veloflex tires. I had previously worn out a set of 22mm Corsa. They are fast, smooth rolling tires. I have them set up with latex tubes. These tires are not intended for gravel roads and prone to cuts. They are more a race style tire.

Reviewed 7/12/2012
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Light and fast, better than expected flat resistance!
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by Sir Dave
Cycling Enthusiast
Austin, tx
3 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

These go on my race wheels. Very supple casing, these tires ride much like sewups. I do wish they came in a 25 width though. The tires are very thin, and weigh about 210g according to my scale. Given all that, I don't think I get as many flats as I would have expected. You will get more flats than if you're riding on gatorskins, that's only common sense, but Ive been impressed with their resistance, and also they are not wearing out as fast as I would have expected. If you use a lightweight tube, it makes for a fast ride. I just bought a set of Vittoria open corsa evo sc's and they look very much like the veloflex tires, although I think the veloflex looks just a little bit nicer, but I haven't ridden the vittoria's yet. I've also ridden on Conti. GP 4000s (the hot chili) and I couldn't say which is faster.

Reviewed 6/28/2012
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800 miles on these, no flats, smooth & fast rolling
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by AngloTexan
Cycling Enthusiast
Dallas TX
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

I purchased these back in April 2018 , I've put about 800 miles on them. I ride mainly country roads in North Texas. I went from some cheap Kenda K152' to these, the Kenda's did the job , but as soon as I put these on the bike I could really feel a difference. Cornering is so much better, more grip and less flex in these tires. They just give you more confidence when you ride at speed.

I haven't had any punctures yet. They seem to be wearing better than the Kendas I had previously. If I know I am going to be encountering chip seal roads I normally take them down to the min 100psi rating for comfort, for optimal rolling resistance they should be at 120psi per bicyclerollingresistance.com , they have the Veloflex Corsa listed which is the same tire with a black sidewall.

Which brings me to my only gripe, the natural gum sidewalls look awesome, but get dirty easily. I've used Bleche White white wall tire cleaner with some success though.

I wouldn't buy these tires for commuting, but for casual and weekend riders go for it!

Reviewed 9/25/2018
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Best Clinchers Ever
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by SS
Competitive Racer
Virginia

I ride mostly tubular tires but have a set of clinchers with Masters on them and they are the closest clincher tire I have ever found that has a tubular feel to them. And for the price you cannot go wrong.

Reviewed 6/6/2019
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Great tire for the money!
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by Dwight
Competitive Racer
Rochester ,NY
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

This is really a good tire. My ONLY issue is that it is a royal pain to get on my rims. I have carbon Bontrager Aeolus 3 Clinchers. On my other rims that are NOT carbon they go on much better. I bought a tool to help get them on. The tire is great mounting is rough. BUT i don't let that stop me from buying them..

Reviewed 7/17/2017
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good tire...good price
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by Mike
Casual Cyclist
la canada
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Bought two of these tires in red. Been riding them for a few weeks now and all seem good right now.

Reviewed 5/11/2017
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Amazing tires! But... they run narrow and don't have a great lifespan.
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by XCARRINGTONX
Cycling Enthusiast
Tehachapi, CA
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

Yes, I love these tires. Super fast, plush and grippy. And did I mention how good they look! Kept track of mileage when I installed these and we're looking at 1000miles and it's time to change the rear. In that 1000miles I've climbed 80k feet so that definitely doesn't help. Front is still in perfect condition. If I had to guess... we're looking at 3 rears for 1 front. So far, one flat on the rear. No biggie though, it happens. Tires do run narrow. With the 25s mounted on my DuraAce C24s I took a measurement of 23.6mm.

Prior to running these, I've always run Contis. Conti GP 4000s II 23s most of the year and Conti 4Season 25s in the winter. Hands down, the Veloflex is better. Not that the Contis are in anyway a bad tire, its just that the Veloflex is a truly wonderful ride. Magical if you will. Unicorns, rainbows... all that stuff. So do yourself a favor and grab some of these!

Reviewed 8/1/2016
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