I have two sets of Equinox, purchased for the price and the color, for particular builds.
I am not a big fan of them; haven't had a problem yet, but they're not exactly performers or long-wearing.
I think I paid $15/each at Performance. That's about what they're worth.
If you really want to grind through cheap tires, Kenda Koncepts wear a little better, roll a little better.
For your mentioned $10 pair, run 'em ragged, give up coffee for a couple of weeks, and buy some sturdier tires.
Depending on my needs, I'd buy them and wear them out.
The OP was specific, so I'll stay that way. $10 for a pair of new tires is pretty good, even if they're bad.
However, in the long run, even a $10 pair of poor tires is more expensive than a $100 pair of really good tires.
Use both sides of the towel.
1985 Raleigh Racing USA - Competition
1987 Bridgestone Radac
1988 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman Master
1989 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman Expert
1989 Centurion Carbon R
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