My rear stock tire finally failed after only 2000 miles. I hated it. It was flat prone (until I added tire liners), had a jarring ride, and was heavy. I decided that I wouldn't replace it until it failed. Well it's about to fail, with exposed and partially severed cords on the sidewall. I will be purchasing the tires from the co-op where I volunteer, and since they only carry tires that serve the needs of their usual clientele (mostly mountain and hybrid tires with a couple wire bead road tires in there), I'll have them order them. They can get ahold of anything that QBP and another supplier (I can't remember the name) stocks. I was considering the Continental Grand Prix 4000S tires, but I want to know what you guys recommend. I know that the GP4000S is the 'go-to' tire on BF, but I want to hear opinions on other tires in the same and slightly lower price range. I got rid of the stock front tire at the beginning of the summer because cords tore.
My criteria are:
I'm using an old (2 years at max) wire bead Serfas Seca 700x28c tire on the rear in the meantime, because that's all that I have in terms of a spare.