Winter Cycling - Winter clinchers for Mavic Open Pro?
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I know there's a million threads on this topic but the BF search function doesn't seem to be working at the moment.
I'm looking for a set of decent winter clinchers that will get me down wet roads with occasional snow. They need to fit on my Mavic Open Pros, which I think will accommodate 30s but I'm not sure about that. The Mavic site doesn't seem to specify widths. So if folks can recommend a decent tire - either 28s or 30s - that would serve my winter road purposes I'd be grateful.
Thanks in advance. :)
12-21-07, 12:23 AM
I have 700x25c Continental Gatorskins on my winter ride. As long as there's a lack of ice on the road, they do quite well. I have also used similar tires in 28C with no problems. When the snow piles up, I have a different wheelset with 38C studded tires. I have found that the Open Pros aren't wide enough for the 38C tires, and tend to blow off above 40 psi. YMMV
12-21-07, 06:19 AM
This year I'm trying out the Conti GP 4 Seasons - they seem a little sticker than the Gators that I keep on the other set of wheels. If they don't perform, I'll be switching back to Gators on both or trying out a new version:
12-21-07, 06:58 AM
Panaracer Pasela TG Kevlar bead. These are very durable and relatively light, with more tread than most road tires. Easy to find for prices ranging from $25-30 each. Available in 700x28 and 32. Not sure if the 32s will fit Open Pros, but the 28s will because that's what I'm running on my commuter bike.
Excellent. Thanks for the input guys.
12-21-07, 12:15 PM
I use 700x32c Vittoria Randonneur Pros on my Open Pros for most of the year. Although once cross season hits, I switch that bike over to 700x35c IRC Mythos CX Slicks until Spring. I start commuting on the touring rig when the cross bike is set up for racing in the slop.
I went with the Continental Grand Prix 4-Season Black Tread/Duraskin Side, 700x28, from BikeTiresDirect. $80 for the set. First time ordering from them. Can't wait to get 'em!
conti 4 seasons for $35 free shipping!!!
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