Touring - Conti Top Touring tires on ebay
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08-25-06, 09:32 AM
If anybody's in the market for these...they're slightly used but may be worth picking up if this is your tire of choice.
I have 3 of those in near new condition myself. I did a nearly flat 30 mile ride
after I put them on and thought my legs were going to fall off by the end of the ride. Needless to say I went back to my regular tires.
I am going to put them on my commuter... I only have a 4 mile ride to work.
08-25-06, 10:47 AM
So, what are your regular tires then?
08-25-06, 12:24 PM
I use 28mm Continental Ultra Gatorskins and the like. I've used them on my touring bikes and on a tandem as well carrying two large people. I've been lucky enough to only have two flats - both pinch flats from running over the angle iron stand on one of those stupid road work signs when traffic wouldn't let me pull over far enough.
Another thing - I have been using Chinese innertubes which are a great deal thicker than those sold in the USA (unless you buy those super thick "thornproof" tubes) and are a LOT more flat proof as well.
One of the things you have to be careful of - people who worry about how much rolling resistance the Top Touring tires have probably are trying to ride too fast. When you're touring you're suppose to ride at a comfortable pace. Too many people take the first week just trying to slow down.
Last 3 years or so I have been using Rivendell's Ruffy Tuffy tires.
It is an old fashioned tire made with the best ingredients modern technology
has to offer. It offers a brisk ride; but at reasonable tire pressures cushions
the bumps passably. I do lite touring these days, and this tire is big enough for that.
Btw, I must disagree with Cyclintom. The Conti tires offer significant rolling resistance; but there's more to it than that. The buttery ride comes from buttery sidewalls. Those sidewalls also flex as you pedal, sapping your energy like a vampire. Now the plain truth is that a lot more people have crossed America coast to coast to TT 2000 tires than on Rivendell tires. It's just that any newer design will be less work; even touring tires.
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