Even today, for all the worldwide distribution of their products, Veloflex continues with a handmade production process that ensures a unique quality of Tubulars and Tyres. All products are made individually by experts that are able make products to such an exacting standard, that even the most technologically advanced machines can’t replicate!
Founded in 1981, Veloflex started with production of manufactured rubber and plastic articles for printers. Only later, thanks to the great passion for cycling of the two founders, Veloflex started production of tubulars and tyres for competition. In a small working laboratory in the north of Italy started the adventure that lead Veloflex to be the most appreciated producer of bicycle tyres for use in competition.
For their production process they use only the most technologically advanced raw materials available on the market. The ultra light casing and the natural rubber exclusive compound of the thread will ensure you have the best performance on every type of road surface. The value of Veloflex tyres and tubulars is recognised worldwide and many professional cyclists entrust their victories to Veloflex products.
The Veloflex Pave Kevlar Tyre:
[rating:4/5]First impressions are of a cool looking tyre with a canvas sidewall. With a claimed weight of 180g and an actual weight of 195g (on our office scales) it is certainly a light-weight contender. The packaging is minimal and the running pressure of 7 -10 bar (100-145psi approx) will cater for all riders.
Narrower than most 22mm, the tyre rolls superbly and along with its lightweight it accelerates with your wheel very well.
Along with most tyres there is a Kevlar bead to keep thorns and sharp stones out, a 300tpi casing is also re-assuring.
For those who would like a tubular tyre there is the Record Tubular:
Veloflex Record Tubular Tyre:
Marketed as an ideal race, criterium, stage and time trial tyre, it has found favour with some Pro Teams out there.
[rating:5/5]It weighs just 197g (on our scales) which is very close to the claimed. They run again up to 10 bar – very high pressure and this keeps rolling resistance to its absolute minimum. The valve core can of course be removed for those with deeper rims and the tyre features a puncture protection belt below.
Considering that these tyres are all handmade, in terms of value for money they are brilliant! You also have the advantage of going racing on something slightly different yet in no way inferior to the well known tyre brands.