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Veloflex Criterium / Carbon Tubular Tire

Last updated 2014-08-04 - Send Feedback
Related: Road Bikes, tires, gear
Veloflex Criterium 700 X 23C tubular tire

See the official Veloflex web site for the full range of tires.

The Veloflex Criterium is a little wider and significantly heavier (40g) than the Sprinter, but lighter than the Roubaix.

The Criterium has a 320 TPI casing compared to a 350 TPI casing for the Sprinter, so in theory it should ride a little more stiffly but be be slightly more puncture resistant. Not that a 320 TPI casing is non-supple.

The Criterium has a gum-colored sidewall, but the Carbon is the same tire with a black sidewall, so take your pick.

See pricing at Amazon.

Good choice for the rear wheel

The Sprinter is my default tire of choice for the rear wheel, offering substantial extra tire life over the Record, provided one avoids punctures. The Criterium could also fill that role with somewhat longer service life.

Tire weight

I weighed brand new Criterium tires on my lab scale at the following weights:

  • 263g
  • 270g

Tire pressure

Recommended pressure is around 115 PSI for my ~175 pound riding weight.

Nominal specifications

Per Veloflex.

Use road racing
Size 28" - 23mm (700x23c)
Weight 260 grams ±10%
TPI 320 Threads Per Inch (120/cm)
Pressure 7/10 bar (100/145 psi)
Protection belt Calicot puncture resistant layer
Casing Compressed Pes/Co corespun
Rubber tread Natural rubber exclusive compound
Inner tube Latex low rolling resistance
Valve Presta 42 mm with changeable core
Mileage Front 6.000 km - Rear 3.000 km
Rigorously lab tested and OWC certified.
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