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Old 11-29-05, 03:52 AM   #1
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Tire Color options?

I've developed an infatuation with my beater, an old twelve speed Motobecan. I'm slowly upgrading it (cheaply, with sanity) mechanically and now I'm thinking of ways to make it look even prettier. I think my new road bike (and my wife) will face stiff competition for my attentions if I find some blue tires to match the well preserved steely blue frame.

I've replaced 27'' wheels with 700x23's so I have alot of tire options, but I can't seem to find any blue walled tires around. It's been rumored that Continental GP 3000's come in colors but I've yet to locate them.

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Old 11-29-05, 05:56 AM   #2
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Vittoria Rubinos. Some of the best training/commuting tyres for a reasonable price. Come in rainbow colours

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Michelin Pro and Pro 2 Race come in blue, so do all the Bontragers above the Select level.
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The Panaracer T-Serv is available in several colors.
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Michelin Pro and Pro 2 Race come in blue, so do all the Bontragers above the Select level.
Michelin Carbon comes in colors, but I'm not sure about blue...
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How about some cheaper tires, since it's a beater bike being upgraded sanely? Maxxis detonators look nice, come in blue, and are cheap. Expensive racing tires won't last as long. Detonators are nice and simple.
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Thanks all. Not having much luck searching the web I went to my trusty lbs and he happened to have some Vittoria Rubinos in blue.

Had I checked back here prior I might've looked into the Maxxis (s/p?), though at $20 something per I suspect I got a break for being such a steady impulse buyer.
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I got Michelin Pro Race in the ugly purple because it was on sale for half price. I guess that color didn't go well with consumers. Tires still work the same regardless of color.
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