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    tire question

    just curious what kind of tires everybody uses. i had a pair of specialized pro's with 1000 miles on a pair of rims that the lbs replaced under warranty with a new set of rims and pro's. within 500 miles i had to change out the rear tire as it had worn down. i'm 6'4" 265 and i pump the tires up to max pressure on every ride.
    so what kind of tires does everyone use and do you like them?

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    Im using the michellin pro2 race tires at present and have put about 700 highway miles so far on them and havent had a flat yet. They are available from one of our sponsors . http://bikeisland.com These are the first premium tires I have ever bought so I have no way of comparing them to other brands. They are ok with me so far though.

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    vredestein ricorso handle good high pressure and sturdy
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    Specialized "Resolution" 26x2.1's on the MTB with 700+ on 'em, the rear is getting a tad worn, but I imagine has at least another 700 in it. After that I'll probably get something a little nicer, but they've been good to me.

    On the roadie, 700x32c Bontrager "Race Lite Hardcase". I have < 100 on them so far so I really can't say, but so far they seem good. We'll see how they hold up over time.

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    Touring Bike: Continental Ultrasports 27X1 1/4
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    Beater: 27 x 1+1/4" Gatorskins
    Touring/Roadie: 700x28 Gatorskins

    Partly they were the one that I could get in each size, plus I dig the flat-resistance, and the slick tread.

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    Nothing smaller than 32mm, and most of my riding these days is on 700x35s. I've been using Panaracer Paselas for three or four years, but I just got a set of Rivendell Ruffy Tuffys that seem pretty good on short acquaintance. They're labeled 27mm, but actually are just about as wide as most 32s.
    I weigh 230 and run the 35s at 75-80-psi, the 32s at 95-100. There's no consistent difference in speed.

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    thats funny I am 220# and I roll on 23c tires
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    I have a mix of tires on my CrossCheck, the front one a Michelin Sprint at 30mm (but measures around 35)
    and on the rear is a 35mm Kenda Nimbus that I found on the curb for free. I'll probably get some Marathons or Pasela TGs eventually for it.
    On my Centurion Comp TA I have some Pasela TourGuards. They claim 28mm, in reality something like 24 or 25. I consider them to be my poor man's Gatorskins.




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    ".i had a pair of specialized pro's with 1000 miles on a pair of rims that the lbs replaced under warranty with a new set of rims and pro's. within 500 miles i had to change out the rear tire as it had worn down...."

    So the first set last 1000 miles+???, but the second only 500? Doesn't make sense!

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