Race & Train on 20 or 23 with 650c & which tires recommend?

Race & Train on 20 or 23 with 650c & which tires recommend?

Post by BLarra » Mon, 22 Jan 2001 02:13:27

Have switched from 700c to 650c for my tri bike. I own both race &training
wheels both clincher.
 In the earlier yrs I used to use 700c x 20 but recommended to switch to 23
when getting a lot of flats. My favorite 700ctire is the Vittoria Corsca Cx at
23, 2nd choice the Fortezza Tri-comp.I've noticed that the tire selection for
650c is pretty limited & most of the clinchers are 20. These are available in
20 only. I can't stand the Conti too many side cuts etc or the Michelin Axial
Pro.
I have some Hutch. for training on  the 650c at 23 that is fine. But looking
for a hi quality tire for racing. Wonder what others recommend. Have thought of
maybe a Vittoria Corsca CX at 20 (avaialbe on in yellow) on the front &
Tri-comp 23 on the rear. Strange colors. BTW I have the Carbon Zipp Clincher
500 wheels.
1've seen some other Vittoria 650c but they seem to be more of a training tire
with lower tread count.

Thanks for any input you can provide.