Join Date: May 2011
Location: Alvarado, TX
Bikes: Trek 820, Giant Sundance DX
I think I need new tires...
Just got a Trek 1000, the tires didn't look great but I foolishly ignored it..that lead to a replaced tube and the LBS telling me my tires are rotted...
Well the Trek is on ice and I am back to riding on my MTB until such time as I get new tires which will be next month...the roadbike has shown me that I hate riding the MTB (sigh).
Of the old tires I am seeing some loss of material on the sidewall and threads breaking through to be visible. The sidewall rubber itself is brittle and shows signs of crumbling away around the threads as they get exposed.
So it appears I am going to need new tires and I thought I would ask for the pearls of wisdom that I can only find here...and here is the point where I give you some data.
The bike is a Trek 1000 with 700cc wheels, made probably in the 90's.
The old tires are 700ccx23 of some odd make, they could be original for all I know.
I ride around country roads in my area around 100 miles a week, but hoping for more.
For the most part they are decently paved, but there is one road that is just oil chip and nasty. There are a few spots of gravel where some industrial areas have driveways, the gravel is avoidable for the most part, potholes are not common and easily avoidable. What may not be avoidable are the occasional train-tracks and a few areas where there may be a bump due to very poor road construction.
As for me I weigh just about 220 lbs.
My LBS doesn't have the brands I hear talked about but I suspect I can order them online. I have heard that Conti Gators are good and so are Conti 4 seasons? But really I haven't much of a clue here..
Advice and Opinions very welcome.