Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - need new tires
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11-14-08, 12:43 PM
like the title says i need new tires for my track bike but i dont know any good road tires. looking for the skinny ones with as little resistance as possible. any good ones people know of?
11-14-08, 12:47 PM
gatorskins are pretty popular
Ride Among Us
11-14-08, 02:32 PM
gatorskins are OK on weight and rolling resistance but there is better. My #1 are michelin krylions - much faster, lighter and just as puncture resistant as gatorskins. unfortunately they are hard to find right now. as an alternative i am running Specialized ALL condition pros - light, fast, and puncture resistant. I found them $50 per pair shipped on ebay here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=170277108605&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=007
I like to run a michelin prorace2 up front for extra speed and lightness. they arent bad for puncture resistance, too.
11-14-08, 03:16 PM
Hmm, interesting thread..
I'm about to replace F/B tires on my whip, but over the European side of the water, I found someone who stocks them! Chainreaction of course!
Look fairly cheap too, might just go for the Michelin Krylion over the Conti's!
Ride Among Us
11-14-08, 03:18 PM
you won't be sorry with krylions, but your link shows them available in 2009! if you can wait, you'll like them.
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