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    I'm pretty new to cycling so I wonder if many can actually tell a difference among tires of the same width. I had stock cheap conti's on my bike and got $65 Bontrager AW3 HCL's and can't tell any difference. I just hope I don't flat often (I know any tire is succeptible to flats however). I decided to just go with what the LBS suggested. Although if I did it again, I'd prob go with GP4000s since it's highly recommended and a bit cheaper (online). I should note however I don't race... Maybe it's a bigger difference for that crew??

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBerman View Post
    I'm pretty new to cycling so I wonder if many can actually tell a difference among tires of the same width. I had stock cheap conti's on my bike and got $65 Bontrager AW3 HCL's and can't tell any difference. I just hope I don't flat often (I know any tire is succeptible to flats however). I decided to just go with what the LBS suggested. Although if I did it again, I'd prob go with GP4000s since it's highly recommended and a bit cheaper (online). I should note however I don't race... Maybe it's a bigger difference for that crew??
    It's a matter of experience and being attuned to what's going on with the bike and what you're sensing. Some people are just not that dialed-in, however, and no matter if they've years of experience, they just don't care. That said, there's not as much difference between a good tire and a great tire, but the difference between 67tpi and 127tpi is quite discernible to most folks.
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    Are Michelins the only vegan friendly bike tires out of all companies or just out of the 3 companies that Veganpower is choosing from? I am looking for a new bike, but want to get one with tires that are vegan friendly and have not seen many bikes with Michelin tires. Are there any other companies that you know of that do not use animal products?

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    Quote Originally Posted by veganpower View Post
    Sup guys!
    I need to buy new tires but I'm sure what brand. The brands that I have to choose from are: Bontrager, Specialized and micheline. I'm currently running bontrager tires but I'm curious to see how the other tires feel. Which brand would you quys choose?
    I'm looking more for puncture protection than speed btw, I hate getting flats.
    Thanks!
    I have had the Bontrager AW3's for almost a year now, they have been great! Smooth, durable, and fairly lightweight for the protection they offer. I have just over 1000 miles on them.

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