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Old 11-30-17, 05:01 AM
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Track tubulars

Probably covered before but some help needed with tyre choice. What tubulars are recommended for a high quality wooden track? Using a FFWD front and Mavic Comete rear disc.

Bad past experiences with two blowouts on some Vittoria tubulars so really prefer to avoid that brand.

Considering a set of Continental Sprinters.......a good choice or not? If not what would you recommend??

Also what width? 19 or 22mm?

Thanks.....
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Old 11-30-17, 06:37 AM
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This thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/track-cyc...questions.html has a lot of info you're looking for.

Personally, I've opted for Continental Podium TT 22mm tires for this season. I race on a concrete and wood track, so I wanted something with a little more beef.
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Old 11-30-17, 06:38 AM
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Sprinters are a heavy road tire. I used to train on them on a wooden track and switched to competitions because the sprinters rode like bricks.

If you want to go continental their track tubulars are the Tempo II and the Sonderklasse. There's a track tire thread stickied with lots of info.
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Old 11-30-17, 07:32 AM
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Yeah I would avoid the sprinters, I use them on my training wheels as they're bulletproof, but they are heavy af

You said you didn't want to go with vittoria but I recommend their new G+ range
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