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    I'm fine. Cromulent's Avatar
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    Tires. Recommendations, please.

    What tires do you race on? Yes, I searched. Honest.

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    I'm using Kenda Kaliente's right now but I am considering trying out some Schwalbe's.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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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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    Pro2Race at ProBikeKit.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ri_us
    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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by zimbo
    Pro2Race at ProBikeKit.com.

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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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    Sensible shoes. CastIron's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_nose
    + 1 on the PR2's and probike kit. They are about half price.
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    These tires have been very good to me.

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