I bought a pair of Veloflex Roubaix tubulars in May 2013 and glued them on Araya Gold rims.
I have a vintage Nishiki Competition bike.
After about 400 km I had a flat front tubular. Thats ok, no hard feelings.
But I had a closer look on the tubulars:https://www.dropbox.com/sc/6ohdfj367ziymmx/S_qNsouUjs
They were full of small holes, just waiting for some suitable nasty thing to get through and deflate the tubular. I had been driving on normal paved roads only.
Rennkompressor pump has guaranteed right pressure.
I had been expecting much longer lifetime, front 6000km, rear 3000 says Veloflex.
Seems to me that these tubulars are not made to be driven on a road… maybe a frozen finnish lake in winter would be a surface clean enough? ; ))
I made a reclamation to Veloflex by email in July. Written in english.
I sent both tubulars back to the factory.
No answer of any kind.
Late October I sent a reclamation written in italian. Both by email and mail.
Got the answer today:
“the main interest of our products is the grip on the road and not their longevity”
So, if You want to drive more than 400 km, do not buy Veloflex?
After Veloflex I have been driving cheap Conti tubulars on same roads, no visible damage after some 1500km.
Anybody else met these problems with stone- eating Veloflex tubulars?