Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: North Central Florida
Bikes: 2013 Giant RX 0, 2001 Mongoose Pro Triomphe, 2011 Giant TCR Composite, 2014 Giant Escape RX Composite
Monster miles on a set of tires....
Last year my wife and I purchased a couple of Giant Escape RX 0's in Jan. The original set of tires lasted about 1800 miles on the rear and 2800 on the front. I replaced them with another set which ended up with a little more miles. So around 6 k I took Dunbar's advice and purchased a set of 700x28 Continental Grand Prix 4-seasons tires. The msrp was $79.00 but found them on Amazon for $48.53. Good deal but still more than twice the cost of the Giant OMEs. These tires weigh in much less than that of the original Giant ones. I put a little over 2000 miles on the bike and bought a couple of new Giant Escape RX Composites. The LBS swapped the set of CGP4s to my the composite as I really like the tires and they put the new Giant ones on the RX0 for resale. So my new bike had a set of tires with 2k miles on them before I put even a mile on the new bike. OK, now this I would NOT believe if it hadn't really happened to me.... Today after putting a little over 4,000 miles on the new bike......that's over 6,000 miles total, I had to replace the REAR tire. The front appears to be able to add a couple of more thousand miles on before replacement is needed. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
For me these tires represent true value and the fact that I they made it all those miles without flatting is a plus
So if you are looking for a good tire for your hybrid look no further than the Grand Prix 4-Seasons.
Oh, btw I'm not really a light weight.... weighting in around 200 lbs. Tires always inflated to the max 110psi for the 28s.
Here is the rear tire with over 6k miles on it:
The new one:
The front one currently at 6k miles: