Veloflex open 28mm
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    Veloflex open 28mm

    Noticed a new tire offering from Veloflex: Open Corsas and Masters in 700x28. No doubt they will run narrow as 28s go, but at least they are a step in the right direction. So far I only see them available overseas, priced around 32EU and up. Looking forward to trying them out.

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    Thanks for the FYI. If/when you do try them I'd be curious how big the actually are.

    After having bought a couple of 25mm Veloflex tires and seeing they were actually more narrow than a 23 mm Vitoria I'd be hesitant to get the 28mm Veloflex if I actually wanted a 28mm tire.

    I'll definitely try one when I need a 25mm racing tire though. Great tires and usually at a pretty good price.

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    world class cycles has them. Great company to deal with

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    Similar good news: Looks like Vittoria has a 30mm corsa now.

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    I ordered a Master, 700x28, from World Class Cycles on June 15. Still waiting for them to break radio silence. I did the payment through Paypal, and they do not show that the order has been processed by WCC. A few days ago put in a query on WCC web site as to whether they have 700x28s in stock. No reply so far.

    Beginning to wonder if these tires are vaporware.

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    Yup, Veloflex run really narrow. I rode them for years. Now mainly using Vittoria Corsas. Also have Panaracer Pasela Protite in 28 mm on my Tommasini. Funny thing is that the frame could fit 30s or even 32s...but the Campa Delta brakes limit going above 28. I debating swapping them out for other calipers. I know, I know. They're at the max adjust limit.

    I'm on a bigger tire kick these days, on my road and cross and commuter bikes. No longer that concerned with flying around, just nice to ride on some fat tires

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    Got One

    OK, the Master 28 I ordered from Bike24 in Germany on July 5 arrived today. It cost Eu29.40 plus Eu19.99 for shipping. I'd guess they'll be a little cheaper (shipping included) when they finally show up in stock in the US, but I didn't want to wait.

    Quasi-scientific measurements:
    weight: 234gr
    unmounted width, edge to edge: 73mm
    total thickness at center: 3mm
    mounted width at 70psi: 27.8mm

    This is on a spare Boyd Altamont rim, internal width 18.3mm across the hooks.

    Of course the real test will be in the riding. That won't happen until I wear out a tire. The Master will go on the front, naturally.

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