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    Race tires

    So this probably the millionth thread on this topic, but with the race season only a few weeks away it seems appropriate to bring this up.

    What is the best bang for the buck race tire?

    I think I will either be racing on Gommitalia or Michelin Pro3 Race...
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    Why don't you try the Deda RS Corsa's out for me.
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    Continental Sprinter Gatorskins - great for training AND racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aperez8264 View Post
    So this probably the millionth thread on this topic, but with the race season only a few weeks away it seems appropriate to bring this up.

    What is the best bang for the buck race tire?

    I think I will either be racing on Gommitalia or Michelin Pro3 Race...
    Bontrager RXLPro 23 w/latex tubes. Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pretzelface View Post
    Continental Sprinter Gatorskins - great for training AND racing.
    Life is too short to ride slow tires...even for training

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    I don't think he's on tubulars. Myself, I'd do the Pro Race 3's, though in saying it, I recently got a good deal on Hutchinson Fusion Comp tires, so I'll probably give them a try when my PR2s wear out.
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    Michelins with Latex tubes for me.
    FS: Fuji SL1 frameset, 55.5cm toptube, excellent condition.

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    I think I should have rephrased the question as to the best bang for buck clincher race tires...

    I thinks i'm going to have to try a few out until I find the one that suits me best.
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    Conti Attack/Force - latex tubes on the TT bike; supersonics on the road bike.
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    Michelins from PBK then.
    FS: Fuji SL1 frameset, 55.5cm toptube, excellent condition.

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    Schwalbe Ultremo
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    I can't believe GP4000S hasn't been mentioned yet. It's cheap from PBK (under $30), lowest rolling resistance of any tire in the latest test, great puncture protection, wears well, light weight. What more could you ask for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
    I can't believe GP4000S hasn't been mentioned yet. It's cheap from PBK (under $30), lowest rolling resistance of any tire in the latest test, great puncture protection, wears well, light weight. What more could you ask for?
    Who's test?

    In any case, trust me, 4000S's are NOT lower Crr than the tires I recommended above...

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    You might as well ask "what's the best brand of beer?" or "who's the hottest supermodel?"

    Plenty of good tires out there. Many of them have been mentioned in this thread.

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    Does anyone have a link to the latest rolling resistance test. The only one I could find was pretty old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyote2 View Post
    You might as well ask "what's the best brand of beer?" or "who's the hottest supermodel?"

    Plenty of good tires out there. Many of them have been mentioned in this thread.
    Very true, I just wanted some different opinions before i buy my race tires....
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    michelin pro race
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    Damn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
    I can't believe GP4000S hasn't been mentioned yet. It's cheap from PBK (under $30), lowest rolling resistance of any tire in the latest test, great puncture protection, wears well, light weight. What more could you ask for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CastIron View Post
    Schwalbe Ultremo
    +1 I'm seriously thinking of going back to these puppies. I loved them.

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    No Open Corsa love? Those have been my race tire of choice, tubular or clincher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfrogge View Post
    What's funny about this is it completely turns on it's head the thought that tubulars were generally slower than clinchers. The top four tires in efficiency are all tubulars. Turns out that you just need to glue them on properly.

    In mounting my tubulars, I too noticed that, far more important than lots of coats of glue on the rim and waiting a full day between coats, is using lots of glue on the base tape to ensure that the cotton is fully saturated. Glue holds in shear, so the goal is to produce the thinnest possible layer of glue while having the interface be fully wetted. The base tape has a far rougher surface than the rim, so it makes sense to use more glue on the base tape than the rim.

    One coat on the rim, two coats on the base tape while the rim coat is drying, then one more layer on the rim. Mount the tire right after the second coat on the rim. Tires are solid and were mounted in an hour, both wheels.
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    Me, I like PR's. They have a nice bubbly cross section, wear well and stick to pavement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CastIron View Post
    Schwalbe Ultremo

    I'm riding on schwalbe durano's for training, they're the best combination of ride quality and durability I've found in a tire, and they mount onto DT Swiss R1.1 rims without bloodying my knuckles.

    If the ultremo's are as good but even grippier, than they've got to be a big winner in my book. I'll trade some new still folded P3Rs for them if anyone is down with it.

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    No one is going to mention the Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX?

    I was under the impression they are among the best race clinchers out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfrogge View Post
    thats a terrible test. 120 PSI for all tires regardless of recommended tire pressure.
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