Gommitalia Targa K Tires - Clincher

DESCRIPTION

Thanks to a 250 TPI casing the Gommitalia Targa K Road Clincher Tire will provide a supple, puncture-resistant ride.

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 18, 2020]
jeffbozo


OVERALL
RATING
3
Strength:

Durability really, really sucks. Sucks your wallet, too. Absolutely LOVED riding these tires! It is hard to describe the light feeling they provided. It was like riding on balloons. Handled great, provided incredible road feel. Unfortunately, not very durable, and they were trashed quickly. I would ride then every day if I could afford to replace them every thousand miles. God they felt great!

Purchased:
Used  
[Mar 20, 2009]
Scott Chambers
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Comfortable ride
Supple casing 250 TPI, 180 gr
Good grip
Puncture resistance (with latex tube)

Weakness:

price if purchased by retail. marked up by Veloflex for the pleasure of the Gommitalia badge.
Wear rates-consistent with performance tires.

Excellent handmade open tubular. Not marketing speak- the casing actually made the same way a tubular is but not sewn together and the tread is hand glued on to the casing. Other clinchers are "cooked" or vulcanized under pressur e and temperature and that results in a much less flexible casing. Anyway, these are made by Veloflex in Italy and they are an excellent performance tire. Light quick and responsive. Best results are gained using a latex tube- Michelin, Vredestein, Challenge or Pariba most notably. If you've never tried any open tubular/latex tube combo give it a try, it adds a level of enjoyment whether or not you race.

Similar Products Used:

Veloflex Black, Vittoria Open Corsa EVO CX,

[May 11, 2008]
Anonymous
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

They weigh almost nothing and perform great while they last

Weakness:

Casing is very thin and prone to cuts and punctures. Price. Retail is $50?? I'm glad mine were free.

Very light, feel smooth, fast and stable. Race only tires and a short race at that. Paper thin and not durable at all. Mine were full of cuts and unusable after only 350 mi. I ran Michelin Pro Race for 3500 mi last year over the same roads before retiring them.

Similar Products Used:

Michelin Pro Race 2, Conti GP 3000, Conti Attack/Force, Bontrager Race X-Lite, Hutchinson Carbon Comp

[Jun 30, 2007]
Brad Riesch
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Gives me that light-as-air feeling. Wow!

Weakness:

Durability really, really sucks. Sucks your wallet, too.

Absolutely LOVED riding these tires! It is hard to describe the light feeling they provided. It was like riding on balloons. Handled great, provided incredible road feel. Unfortunately, not very durable, and they were trashed quickly. I would ride then every day if I could afford to replace them every thousand miles. God they felt great!

Similar Products Used:

I've tried many brands of road tires (Michelin, Hutchinson, Contis, Avocet, Vittoria, Veloflex, IRC, etc)

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