Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-19-05, 10:27 AM   #1
Delta
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Delta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Anywhere
Bikes: N/A
Posts: 164
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looking to replace my first road tire.

Any recommendations? Any you would absolutely not use? The one that's been your perfect tire?
Delta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-05, 02:28 PM   #2
HiYoSilver
Rides again
 
HiYoSilver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: W. Sacramento Region, aka, Nut Tree
Bikes: Giant OCR T, Trek SC
Posts: 3,259
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you need solid glass/thorn protection, do a google on bicycle, tire, aramid.
HiYoSilver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-05, 04:41 PM   #3
samp02
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 1,179
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How much do you want to spend??
What type of tire...racing or just riding around.

I use the michelin proRace and Michelin carbon. happy with both.

Specialized armadillo is bomb proof.
samp02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-05, 05:42 PM   #4
lisitsa
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Melbourne in Australia
Bikes: Old 12-speed commuter, When I earn enough I'll get a fixed KHS flite 100
Posts: 568
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not the best solution, but when my rear tire was getting a bit fworn, I switched it around with my front tire.
lisitsa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-05, 07:03 PM   #5
the Repeater
Life champion
 
the Repeater's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Burlington, VT
Bikes: Klein Q-Pro, '78 Gazelle cross, parts strewth.
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lisitsa
Not the best solution, but when my rear tire was getting a bit fworn, I switched it around with my front tire.
That is absolutely the most wrong thing to do.

NEVER put a worn tire on the front. Wait till your rear wears out, then switch the old tire to the rear, and the brand new one to the front. Always.
the Repeater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-05, 08:38 PM   #6
Machka 
Long Distance Cyclist
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: I ride where the thylacine roamed!
Bikes: Lots
Posts: 45,756
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 86 Post(s)
Conti 1000 - my tire of choice over ~30,000 miles of riding.

Hutchison's are good too. I liked the way my bicycle handled with a Hutchison folder on the front, but they are expensive.
Machka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-05, 05:49 AM   #7
RonH
Life is good
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
Posts: 16,119
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lisitsa
Not the best solution, but when my rear tire was getting a bit fworn, I switched it around with my front tire.
BIG BIG mistake.
When rotating tires, 1) toss the rear tire, 2) move the front tire to the rear, 3) put the new tire on the front.

My choice for a road tire - Continental Grand Prix 3000. I average 1500 miles between flats, and that's riding through all the trash and debris on Atlanta's crappy streets.
__________________


The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8
RonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-05, 06:00 AM   #8
Trekke
Lets Ride
 
Trekke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Biking Country, USA
Bikes: Trek 1200, Lemond Sarthe, Gary Fisher Tass
Posts: 1,102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...il.asp?p=COUGF

Conti Ultra Gatorskins - folding. Best tire I have ever used.
Trekke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-05, 08:05 PM   #9
Delta
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Delta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Anywhere
Bikes: N/A
Posts: 164
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thank you all for your advice. I actually found some Hutchinson's for 5 bucks on Performance, So I figured for that price I may as well try them out. My original tires lasted me about 2000 miles. Is that about average? My front tire looks great.
Delta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-05, 09:00 PM   #10
JBar
Senior Member
 
JBar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Arkansas
Bikes: Cannondale R1000, Marin Pine Mountain
Posts: 545
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I use Conti GP3000's. I ditch the back tire when it gets worn and move the front to the rear. The front always gets the new rubber. Typically, I'll move the front to the rear at about 2000 miles and it will go another 1500-2000 before needing replacement. The tires are light, pretty robust and I have confidence in them. You can get them well under retail if you shop a bit.
JBar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-05, 01:36 PM   #11
dee-vee
vegan powered
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Chico, Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 385
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Armadillos for life!
dee-vee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-06, 02:11 PM   #12
Delta
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Delta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Anywhere
Bikes: N/A
Posts: 164
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well I gotta say that after all these months I am still very pleased with the tires. Best 5 bucks I've ever spent.
Delta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-06, 06:50 PM   #13
Katrogen
Team BYRDS
 
Katrogen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Boise, Idaho
Bikes: Specialized Allez Elite Double
Posts: 449
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by samp02
How much do you want to spend??
What type of tire...racing or just riding around.

I use the michelin proRace and Michelin carbon. happy with both.

Specialized armadillo is bomb proof.
+1
Katrogen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-06, 07:14 PM   #14
Jerseysbest
J E R S E Y S B E S T
 
Jerseysbest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: DC
Bikes:
Posts: 1,849
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Does the front tire wear more quickly on all bikes? I would figure a fat ass like me would put more weight on the rear (i've bent a few wheels thank you very much) and cause it to wear faster. But what do i know.
Jerseysbest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-06, 07:46 PM   #15
Machka 
Long Distance Cyclist
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: I ride where the thylacine roamed!
Bikes: Lots
Posts: 45,756
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 86 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerseysbest
Does the front tire wear more quickly on all bikes? I would figure a fat ass like me would put more weight on the rear (i've bent a few wheels thank you very much) and cause it to wear faster. But what do i know.

The rear tire wears more quickly.

But you should have your good tire in the front because of the handling issues.
Machka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-06, 06:26 PM   #16
Mojo Slim
Lincoln, CA
 
Mojo Slim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lincoln, CA
Bikes: 94 Giant ATX 760, 2001 Biachi Eros, 2005 Giant OCR2 Composite +
Posts: 2,229
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bontrager Racelite Hardcase. I got 3800 miles on a rear tire.
Mojo Slim is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:04 AM.