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At my triathlon camp this weekend, I picked up a new set of Zipp 404's tubular wheels.<br><br>
Now I've got to buy a set of tubular tires. My previous wheels have all been clinchers, including my current training wheels. My A and B races this season are all half-Ironman and Ironman races.<br><br>
Does anyone have recommendations for a lightweight racing tubular tire that is still resistant to flats? I'm not looking for the absolute lightest tire on the market, because getting flats is slow.<br><br>
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.<br><br>
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My favorites are the Vittoria Corsa. I've tried a couple of Contis, but wasn't happy with the way they rode. I think the Corsas have the perfect blend of weight, feel, and flat resistance.<br><br>
Are you experienced in the art of tire gluing? If not you may want to have your LBS glue them for you, but only if you trust them and know they have a lot of experience gluing tires. If that isn't an option, let me know and I'll post some hints. Improperly gluing a tire can be dangerous. It can also slow you down if the glue is lumpy or the tire is not on straight. If that happens you may end up wishing you stuck with clinchers.<br><br>
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My plan was to have my LBS stretch and glue the tires, as well as stretch and pre-glue my spares.<br><br>
I also need to figure out how to 'practice' changing a tubular tire. I don't want the first time I do this to be in the middle of a race.<br><br>
Thanks for the suggestions.<br><br>
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vittoria makes a nice tire, the CG's I believe are a nice one, I use the Conti Sprinter 250's, they are a nice riding tire, the Veloflex line is very good right across the board. I have not had great luck with Tufo's and they can't be repaired once you flat them. I use the conti glue, you need to practice first with the un-glued tire and get the nack for mounting them before you start glopping glue all over the place. I suggest avoiding the tape, but some people do like it.
 
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