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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 05-11-10, 03:08 PM   #1
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Good Road Tires

I have a Trek (2005) 1000c and I am looking for a recommendation for some good tires.

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Old 05-11-10, 03:36 PM   #2
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Good for what? Speed? Longevity? Commuting with a load of stuff?
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My wife and I are running 23 x 700c Gatorskins and are happy with them. Decent ride, no flats and seem to be wearing well. They can be had for less than $30 each from ProBikeKit with free S+H.
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I like my Bontrager Hardcase Tires.
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Old 05-12-10, 08:58 AM   #5
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Good for what? Speed? Longevity? Commuting with a load of stuff?
Good for holding air to start with. The ones that came on the bike don't even hold air. And I would like to find something with Longevity and tires that can carry some weight as I am not a skinnie minnie.

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Gatorskins.
Pasela Tourguards.
Schwalbe brand road tires.
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How wide can you, or want to, go?
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Keep in mind all road tires will loose some air and do require being pumped up before every ride. Oh and my two fvorite tires are ContiGP4000s and Vittoria Open Cporsa 320tpi. The contis last for ever and the vittorias.....nothing rides as smooth!
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Good for holding air to start with.
Tires don't hold air, tubes do. Changing tires will not change the rate that air leaves the tubes. New tubes might or might not depending on the tubes you have and those you replace them with.
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Thanks for all the info guys!
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