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Veloflex Master Clincher Road Tire

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A handmade Italian tire at an approachable price. The Master Clincher is tough enough for the abuse of everyday training and quick enough for worry-free racing. Calicot puncture protection belt keeps sharp objects out, while a 320 TPI casing provides an amazingly supple ride quality. Specialized rubber compound and diamond tread offer excellent grip for confident cornering. Natural sidewalls set it apart from its sister tire, the Corsa clincher.

  • Size 700c x 23mm and 25mm (207 grams for 700c x 23mm)
  • Available in Black, Blue, Yellow or Red with Tan 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.

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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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Reviewed 1/20/2017
by javahound
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Mountain View, CA
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Gum sidewalls are always the vogue!

It's been a few years since I've ridden Veloflex tires, I forgot how supple the ride is on these tires. I don't know, maybe it's just the fact that they have gum sidewalls and that makes me nostalgic and enjoy the ride more? There are so many things that effect the ride so I'm always dubious of how much the tires attribute to road feel, but having these in 25mm with 90psi gives me confidence in descending.

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Reviewed 8/1/2016
by XCARRINGTONX
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Tehachapi, CA
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Amazing tires! But... they run narrow and don't have a great lifespan.

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!

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Reviewed 7/3/2016
by Flatlander
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Rochester, NY
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Narrower than marked width

Been rolling on Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC 25s for the past year and love them. Since they cannot be got now for a fair price, I thought to pick up one of these Veloflex Masters in a 25 to replace a worn Corsa. Just put it on the rim and I am disappointed to note that this 25mm tire (as marked) is only (barely) 23mm wide, a quite obvious difference from my Corsas, which are quite definitely 25s, as marked and as measured on my rims.

I ride the 25s for a reason, because I like the width of the tire, not because I like the number. Could these have been mismarked at the factory? If all the Veloflex tires are like this, I would not buy them again.

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Reviewed 8/27/2015
by OutRun
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Houston, TX
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Great tire and great price point.

I can't say enough about this tire. Its simply great and even better if you find it at a discounted price like what I paid. The tire is super soft which allows for a supple smooth ride (25mm). I would recommend it for racing only considering that is 320 TPI. But I have been riding them as my training and racing tire (to check longevity) and its doing just fine. Its a great tire all around.

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Reviewed 4/19/2015
by Anonymous
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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Great Race Tire

I love these tires. I use them for racing only so cannot comment on durability for training (which I suspect is not that good). They are soooo supple and grip well. Paired with latex tubes, they are fantastic tires for crits or other types of racing.

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Reviewed 4/21/2015
by Steve Young
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Honolulu, HI
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Probably the best tire I've ridden in my life!

I bought the 700x25 black clinchers. Coming from riding Continental 4000's 700x23, the Veloflex was definitely a huge upgrade. Yes, they are somewhat challenging to mount. Just remember to roll the tires on with your fingers. Don't use tire levers and try to pry them on. Roll it...and it'll go on quit easy.

The ride...wow. I'm not sure if it's the fact that I switched from 23's to 25's, but this tire rolls. And it seems to really accelerate in the corners. On my ride today I averaged about 31 mph on a straights that I usually hit 27 on. The tire rolls.... I'm just floored. Can't wait till they start making all the colors in 700x25's.

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Reviewed 1/23/2015
by Anonymous
Oakland, Ca
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
good value for race tires

Lively ride. No durability issues after about three months of use. A bit difficult to mount, but overall they are very good tires for the price

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Reviewed 9/25/2014
by bicyclejersey
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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2 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
great color options

We make custom cycling apparel and often are asked for items to compliment their gear. One of the first items we recommend are the Veloflex Master Clinchers as they have a great color range and are fantastic set to boot, very responsive and grip well. You cat go wrong with these httpwww.jeksports.com

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Reviewed 8/18/2014
by  Matt M
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Thousand Oaks, CA
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
A tire that makes a great bike even better

I have to confess that I originally bought these tires purely because I thought they'd look so pretty on my Pinarello bike. After mounting them up (which required a little more care and effort that the Continentals I'd been riding) I was surprised and delighted by the noticeable improvement in ride quality with my HED aluminum climbing wheels. I do worry a little that the Veloflex Masters might be a little more susceptible to flats - not for any good reason other than that they just feel thinner and more compliant than the Contis - but so far only one flat that would likely have happened with any tire. That they're hand-built in a small shop gives them a little extra appeal, too. I'm very pleased with my Veloflex tires and don't plan to change anytime soon.

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Reviewed 7/31/2014
by Anonymous
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East bay San Francisco area.
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
comfortable and direct response,

I ride aggressively through corners and the grip and feel are very good , They seem too wear very well . The price is reasonable for a tire that works this well. My other bike I ride sewups and they are comparable in the feel and ride.

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Reviewed 6/23/2014
by Cyclist57
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Pompano Beach, FL
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4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Great Ride, BUT Flat Prone

I have two sets of rims, Easton Circuit which are my training wheels, and Rolf Vector Pros which I use for fast group rides. I use whatever reasonably priced tires I can get in red (to match my Cervelo) on the Eastons, and better tires on the Rolf's. I was intrigued by the specs on the Veloflex...handmade in Italy...320(!!!)tpi casing...gum wall sidewalls, at a reasonable price.

Couldn't wait to try them. I initially used regular butyl tubes, and decided to forego liners to really feel how they rode. Rode great! As close as I can remember to the Vittoria and Conti tubulars I used to use when racing!

However, put them on 4/5, have done approx. 1,000 miles on them, and have flatted 3 times in the rear, and once in the front. Last flat on rear was with a latex tube, and a liner.

So far it looks like that combination of a fast responsive tire that is flat-resistant is very elusive, if it exists at all. My rear tire has a multitude of cuts, that's why I put a liner in. It's a bit squared off, curious as to see how many more miles I can get.

Relevant info Ride in south Florida....good road quality, some glass (no recycling requirement for bottles?)

Rider weight 150 lbs.

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Reviewed 1/31/2014
by Erick Brian
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Tustin, CA
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4 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Grippy, soft, and very thin. Many rips and punctures on them now.

These did great within the first hundred miles I put on them. Grippy, felt great on corners, and look nice! Putting them on was a bit tricky since they're totally flat (hand-made), but you get used to it once you start changing your flats.

I think I've ridden about 1,000 miles on them. I've had about 6 flats on them, two were on the same day. I got a rear flat, then a front flat. I've realized they're real soft and easy to puncture, probably why they're so grippy, but I don't trust them on my century rides anymore. They've got tears galore, and small stones lodged in the rubber. No bueno, son!

I'd recommend these for anyone who wants a nice race tire, and can afford to replace them often. I'm going back to conti's.

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Reviewed 10/24/2013
by velomonkey
Competitive Racer
CT
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9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
Gotta ride 'em to know

I've ridden a ton of tires over the past 20 years - Mich, Conti, Vred, Vittoria - I've tried most of them. Tires typically fall into two groups for me.

1. Reliable, decent flat resistance, decent weight but nonplussed ride and kinda ugly. Tires that work, but just aren't anything to write home about. The bulk of the tires fall into this catagory.

2. Sweet riding tires but lousy flat resistance AND they get small tears in them real easy. Tires that ride great, but don't last long and tend to flat more. These tires don't ride as nice as tubulars but are close, but they don't last long and almost negate the whole point of clinchers.

Veloflex is the only tire that is a sweet ride, looks great to boot (yes, gum walls) and actually lasts a while and has good-enough flat resistence. Yea they nick up kind easy, but they ride so much better and look good to boot and aren't all that expensive.

This is the tire I've been searching for.

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Reviewed 11/29/2013
by Anonymous
San Francisco
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
The very best open tubulars!

Frankly these Are the greatest road tires. They are pretty much the ride as tubulars if you use them with latex tubes (of which Vittoria are the best). Do they last as long as heavy commuting tires? No but I get 3000 miles off of the rear and 5000 off of the front. The very best open tubulars and nice colors too!

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Reviewed 8/15/2013
by Aldo
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denver co
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Good Tires.

Difficulty getting them, finding them in the U.s.

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Reviewed 8/1/2013
by malmer7
Competitive Racer
Sacramento, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Classy look for a good price - initial wear not great, but tire still lasts

Really classy looking tire - gives you that retro look with a modern tread pattern, perfect for your italian frame. I did notice the tread on the center of the rear tire seemed to wear out quickly and squared off a bit in the first 30-45 days, but then the tire has held up well since then.

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Reviewed 7/25/2013
by Bob Hood River
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
raised on sew ups, but this is the best clincher I have ridden.

So far, I have only used the Master on the front on a Zipp 202 for racing and every day training on both dry and wet roads. No wear or flat problems.

Great feel and cornering.

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Reviewed 3/26/2013
by Chambo
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Las Cruces NM
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
My choice for tires.

These are my everyday tires. I feel like i'm cheating as 180 grams give me an advantage when riding with my buddies.

I got 1800 miles on the rear and over 3600 on the front. I weigh 175, ride about 100 miles a week. Some smooth, some chip seal.

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Reviewed 12/24/2012
by markc albuquerque
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Albuquerque, NM
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4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Light, smooth, but short-lived.

As a race tire the Veloflex is great. As a daily training tire, it is too fragile for harsh roads and New Mexico goatheads. Flats and rapid wear are part of the package with a tire this light and supple. Use them for races or special rides only.

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Reviewed 11/24/2012
by Dave W
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Allentown, Pa
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Very responsive

These tires when combined with latex tubes are the closest thing to riding tubulars.

The ride is very responsive to rider input, especially when making quick changes in your line while riding. They roll very smoothly and appear to be well made. I don't know about durability yet or flat protection, but I may have found a new favorite tire.

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