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Old 04-06-07, 03:03 PM   #1
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Tires. Recommendations, please.

What tires do you race on? Yes, I searched. Honest.
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Old 04-06-07, 03:32 PM   #2
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I'm using Kenda Kaliente's right now but I am considering trying out some Schwalbe's.
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Old 04-06-07, 03:35 PM   #3
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I've used Schwalbe Evolution tires, with separate front and rear treads. I liked those. I now use Michelin Pro Race 2's, which I also like.
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I've been using Conti Grand Prix 4000's with a lot of success. Not the lightest tire out there, but tough as nails.
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Old 04-06-07, 04:03 PM   #6
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Old 04-06-07, 04:04 PM   #7
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Anyone tried the new Schwalbe Ultremo?
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I'm running the Ultremos right now. I like the tire a lot, but they cut very easy.
The good: more of a round profile like a tubular, excellent grip in the wet, good road feel, lightweight.
The bad: many cuts so far (but no punctures). The Vectran barrier has prevented flats thus far, but I have to wipe down my tires after every ride to inspect for new cuts and then use super glue to seal the new cuts.
I had a set of Vittoria Open Corsa Evo's that were like this with the added bonus of frequent punctures.

I've always had good luck with ProRace2's.
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Old 04-06-07, 04:51 PM   #9
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Pro2's are a great tire, and cheap from PBK.

Just laid a big cut into my Pro2's, though, so I switched to the Specialized Mondo S-Works Open Tubulars (team deal). Unlike the regular Mondos, the casing is 290 TPI like a lot of tubulars. It's the most supple-feeling tire I've ever put on. Ride report to follow.
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+ 1 on the PR2's and probike kit. They are about half price.
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I use the Vittoria Open Corsa EVO CX whatevers. I can never get that name right. I'm not the type of guy to detect minutae like tire difference, so I just cave and go with what my race buddies swear by. I've heard Veloflex are great for TT's.
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I ran Veloflex clinchers for quite a bit of last year. They were delightfully smooth and light. Durability? Not so much. Easy to mount? Egads no! I'd buy 'em if I found 'em in the 50% off bin again.
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