Recomended Tubes and Tires

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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby pngscuba » August 3rd, 2015, 6:46 am

This is a long thread covering quite a length of time. Lot's of information here. I hope I have understood most of it, but I do have a couple of questions. First, I note that you recommend tubes with 48 mm valve stems. I find this particular length of stem difficult to source. So I am assuming I should go longer, not shorter. Is there a maximum length that you recommend?

Second, there has been a lot of discussion about tire size, with it being noted you tested with 700C x 23 mm. You recommend this over narrower tires. However, in my shopping for bikes today it appears 25 mm has become the more common stock tire. The thread has stated 25 mm will work, but I can't determine whether you think 23 mm is still better for your wheels. At one point you mentioned some possible future wind tunnel testing, but I guess that hasn't yet been completed. Any updates on 23 mm vs. 25 mm or any thoughts you might have?

Thank you.
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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Chris Thornham » August 3rd, 2015, 8:42 pm

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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby johnkropp » August 14th, 2015, 7:23 pm

I just ordered a set of 90/60's for my QR Kilo. I've been using Challenge open tubulars on the stock wheels and I really like them. Any insight on this "open tubular" style of clincher tire - Challenge Record, or Vittora Open Corsa with Flo wheels? Will they work with the wider rim width?
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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Chris Thornham » August 19th, 2015, 2:07 pm

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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Toeknail » September 24th, 2015, 1:39 pm

I have been riding with Vittoria Rubino Pro III tires. Originally I used the 23cm tires, but it was darn near impossible to get those onto my Flo 60 or Flo 90. I took the wheels into my local bike shop to get help with the tires and they suggested that I use 25s instead. They put on the exact same tire in a 25 and it is much better. The ride seems a little smoother, the air pressure is lower, and it is now very easy to remove and install by hand if needed.
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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Chris Thornham » October 17th, 2015, 3:23 pm

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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby jamisfan2014 » November 30th, 2015, 4:29 pm

Just snagged myself a couple of Flo 60's, front and rear. This is my first pair of carbon wheels and quite frankly don't understand a lot about adjustments I need to make to my bike, so I have a few questions:


I normally ride with a couple of spare tubes (Continental 42 mm presta valve, 700 x 20-25cc), can I use this tubes with my new Flo's? Or do I need specific tubes for them?

I'm getting a couple of Silca Valve Extenders 34mm, courtesy of Flo. Do I need to buy an extra pair of extenders for my spare tubes or can I use the ones on the main tubes in case I get a flat mid-ride?

Are 23s better than 25s?

Last but not least, can anyone recommend a shop in Miami, Fl to have the wheels installed? I do my servicing at Bike Tech, but if there's a better option for wheel installing I'm more than willing to switch.

Thanks everyone!
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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Chris Thornham » December 22nd, 2015, 1:33 pm

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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby RexWrecks » May 3rd, 2016, 10:33 am

Have there been any tests done on the Continental TT tire?

The TT has less rolling resistance than the 4000.

I am wondering if the aero performance would be about the same at comparable widths.
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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby fletch03 » May 15th, 2016, 12:25 pm

Would tubes w/ 80mm valves work for both 60s and 90s? I understand the 90s would still need a extension, but would it not work with just a 34mm extension? That would allow both wheels to use the same tube and only need an extension on the rear. Would this not work?
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