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    Which tire shall I try next?

    Currently using Conti Gatorskin 700x23, commuting 11 miles each way, in all weather (except snow).

    What similar tire should I try next? I'll probably check out 25mm tires, but which brand/model?

    Hint: I love Krylions for their grip, and gatorskin for their puncture resistance. I've not had any other tires.

    EDIT: I value puncture resistance above all else. My Allez accepts up to 25mm tires so cant go for any wider than that.
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    Krylions are nice tires. You might also try Conti GP 4000s or 4 Seasons. I got some of the GP 4000s with reflective sidewalls last winter, and they were great for commuting. The sidewalls really light up when head lights hit them. More important than the brand, I would try some 28s if I were you. They are more comfortable and wear longer with minimal weight penalty.

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    What are you looking to fix with a new tire?

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    I've got Gatorskin 25's on my fast road and 28's in summer mode on my wet/winter cross bike; couldn't be happier with them all around. Hakapellita W106 in the winter.

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    Why switch? Conti Gatorskins in 25mm.

    I run 28mm Gatorskins on my brevet bike and love 'em. Used to roll the 25mm version on the fixie, swapped to 28mm Vittoria Rando-Cross. If there's a 25mm version of those, you might give 'em a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustang1 View Post
    Currently using Conti Gatorskin 700x23, commuting 11 miles each way, in all weather (except snow).

    What similar tire should I try next? I'll probably check out 25mm tires, but which brand/model?

    Hint: I love Krylions for their grip, and gatorskin for their puncture resistance. I've not had any other tires.

    EDIT: I value puncture resistance above all else. My Allez accepts up to 25mm tires so cant go for any wider than that.
    Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres go down to a 25mm. They are probably the most puncture resistant tyres you can buy. They are also very heavy and can be a bear to get on. I don't know how they compare for rolling resistance to a Conti Gatorskin as I've never tried the Conti tyre.
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