Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 102
  1. #26
    extra bitter kyselad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    My Bikes
    Bridgestone Kabuki, Miyata Ninety
    Posts
    1,558
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Astronomical View Post
    airless = bad idea.
    +1. There's a reason every reasonable tire has air in it.
    The man provides a rant here.

  2. #27
    hungry
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    london
    Posts
    124
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    bontrager race lites are really good, i have a set of them on a wheelset but armadillos have been super doody. they only come in red it seem - correct me if im wrong on that.

  3. #28
    King of the Hipsters
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Bend, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Pista
    Posts
    2,125
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I ride a Conti 4 Seasons in front and a Specialized Armadillo All Condition in back.

    I don't intentionally skid.

    No flats, nice handling.

  4. #29
    jdiamond
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    panama city, florida
    My Bikes
    cinelli
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    everwear

    i ride a 26c soma everwear on the rear and i've been on it for 9 months, and i ride brakeless and skid/skip as much as the as the normal brakeless rider. i just blew the tire after 9 months on it from the weak sidewall, but id recommend it to anyone! the only bad thing i have to say about the tire is the thin sidewall contruction and they tend to get flat (the tread i mean) when you skid alot. but like i said 9 months, case closed

    plus they are about to start making them in a 28c =), and they redid the whole sidewall thing

  5. #30
    Fresh Garbage hairnet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    10,884
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    RiBMOs are also tough as nails, but their rolling resistance is a bit icky.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
    Bikerowave
    My Bikes

  6. #31
    But these go to 11.
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Berlin
    My Bikes
    Charge Racer, Mars Spezial Klapprad, '36 Hawthorne, Sears Stingray
    Posts
    101
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires here in Berlin. Lots of broken glass, cobblestones, the works. They ride really nice, have excellent grip and are kevlar reinforced. I dont do lots of skids, unless its on gravel or wet outside, so i cant say how they hold up in that department.

  7. #32
    I am Noobert.
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    427
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Do you skid to stop or skid cuz its cool?

  8. #33
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    PHL
    My Bikes
    De Rosa Planet, Shogun Kaze, Jamis Sputnik, Redline 925
    Posts
    536
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i've been using conti ultra sports. they come in cool colors and have lasted me since i built my bike in the summer. i don't always skid stop, so i can't vouch for how long my rear tire will hold up. i only had one flat since june, though. and i do lots and lots of riding in boston: pot holes, beer bottle glass, etc.

  9. #34
    my quads hurt...
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    703
    My Bikes
    2010 langster, 2009 fuse 2, 2009 transition
    Posts
    197
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i love my 25c armadillos, no flats in 200+ miles so far...

  10. #35
    THE STUFFED Leukybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    My Bikes
    Sworks Venge; Kona Paddywagon; Ibis Mojo SL-R
    Posts
    10,266
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I skid a lot; I usually use rubinos (just rubinos) and gatorbacks

  11. #36
    Senior Member dcdude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Richmond, VA
    Posts
    285
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ive had these maxxis detonators for almost a year now and have never gotten a flat due to a worn out skid spot and I skid all the time, short skids or skips mainly.

    i also have 17 skid patches and only weigh 150 pounds if that makes a difference.

  12. #37
    everyday I'm hustlin' brandonspeck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Surly Crosscheck, Surly Steamrolla
    Posts
    453
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ritchey Speedmax Cross Tires on my Steamroller right now. They make an awesome noise when I skid because of the tread.
    "I think it’s dumb when you take the inherently fun like riding bikes and singing songs and say they’re not for everyone as if for your whole life you were cool as $h!t."

    -Bomb the Music Industry!

  13. #38
    Nü-Fred ichitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    Torelli Tipo Uno (stolen), Peugeot Nice, Mercier Kilo TT
    Posts
    1,517
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bexley View Post
    Keep this going, folks. I've searched all the past tire threads and they contradict each other so much it's making my tires lack confidence.
    I did this search a few months ago and every single tire out there seems to be controversial.. all except the
    vredestein fortezza tricomp. I now run a pair and it is great. The really bad Kenda tires that comes stock with the kilo tt I have gave me 3 flats in two monthes. Now I haven't had a flat since and I rode over a pile of broken glass accidentally becoz someone smashed them on the bike lane and there was too much traffic and the speed was too fast to switch lanes. It held up. No flats. Fast too.
    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fixedgear80 View Post
    once you go fixed.....
    ...you generally go back in like a year.
    http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...ig_mercier.jpg http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...ig_3rensho.jpg http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...ig_peugeot.jpg

  14. #39
    jpdesjar
    Guest
    Rando in front and a Ribmo in the rear
    The Ribmo is a little sluggish, but I prefer toughness over speedy.
    I did however get a flat last week riding home in the rain, I think the little piece of glass stuck to the tire and round and round it went until it cut through.

  15. #40
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ichitz View Post
    The really bad Kenda tires that comes stock with the kilo tt I have gave me 3 flats in two monthes.
    totally agree with you about the Kenda tires, they're crap. I've had just about 4 flats in 2 months also. now looking for a replacement.

    so here's what i got with prices, and im just seeing what's worth it or what's not: and these are just average low prices i see on google, don't quote me on it.

    soma everwear ~30
    armadilo ~40
    gatorskin ~35
    conti ultra sports ~20
    maxxis detonators ~29
    Vredestein fortezza ~35
    tricomp ~50
    rubinos ~25

    just about how much should i spend on these tires anyways. im leaning towards the soma's haven't heard much bad about it. Plus supporting the local SF company. shrugs.

  16. #41
    GONE~
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    6,745
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My vote goes to Michelin Krylion Carbon.

  17. #42
    SpecialK CharneK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    CO Springs
    My Bikes
    2007 SE Lager
    Posts
    369
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Randos. And I've been riding my Ultra Sports since march without any problems.

    But if you're skidding a lot its just the cheapest tire worth anything that will be best. Skidding kills tires. Fact.

    I wouldn't buy the somas. They have very weak sidewalls. Mine had maybe 3 months on it SS and the sidewall just blew... the tire, not the tube.
    Last edited by CharneK; 09-15-10 at 11:07 PM.
    hipsters have been made fun of so much that its now cooler to actually be a hipster than make fun of them

  18. #43
    Riding Engineer Tomo_Ishi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Tokyo
    My Bikes
    Kiyo Kiyo Kiyo
    Posts
    836
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by theooriginal View Post
    totally agree with you about the Kenda tires, they're crap. I've had just about 4 flats in 2 months also. now looking for a replacement.
    I was getting nice results from Kenda tires. I had Kontender on my rear this lasted me nearly half a year (w/ skids) with some rubber to spare (no flats). I could have rode some more months riding it, but I decommissioned it for wear study. Dude it's got 1-2 mm left to wear through. I think it's one of the best cheapo tire options along with rando and discounted everwear. (Don't ride smooth tho. ...)

    Kaliente I had for 3-4 months on front with no flats; and keeping it as my spare. Kaliente got a bit flimsy hook region and fabric get separated from rubber. I think adhesive isn't very good. But that doesn't seem to effect its performance. Another cheap solution. (only for front tho, I gotta see how long it takes to bust it on rear.)

  19. #44
    Senior Member seau grateau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    LA
    My Bikes
    Shogun Selectra (geared), Affinity Lo Pro (fixed)
    Posts
    5,477
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Panaracer T-Serv. For real, people. Get on this.
    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    thanckx.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    "I made love to your mother dozens of times last week, and she doesnt know what a worn chain ring looks like"

  20. #45
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    220
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    +1 everwear. I was going through tires 1/mo until I got one on the rear, and that's done it for the better part of a year. One flat b/c I let pressure get too low, no sidewall issues of any kind- they're totally square at this point across the tread, but they work great.

  21. #46
    Nü-Fred ichitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    Torelli Tipo Uno (stolen), Peugeot Nice, Mercier Kilo TT
    Posts
    1,517
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bexley View Post
    Keep this going, folks. I've searched all the past tire threads and they contradict each other so much it's making my tires lack confidence.
    I got the same thing before. With that said, I settled on a pair of Vredestein Fortezza Tricomps. The online reviews all seems to be pretty good on these tires. I have them on now. Really smooth rolling, fast, not bad with puncture resistance. I think I've got 1 glass thru my tires in the past year. I wouldn't skid on these tho, they are kinda pricey.

    The other bike have Panaracer Paselas on it. Not bad too.

    EDIT: just realized this thread was from almost a year ago. And I wrote pretty much the same response back then. This blows my mind...
    Last edited by ichitz; 09-16-10 at 09:33 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by dsh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fixedgear80 View Post
    once you go fixed.....
    ...you generally go back in like a year.
    http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...ig_mercier.jpg http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...ig_3rensho.jpg http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...ig_peugeot.jpg

  22. #47
    Senior Member mihlbach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    6,349
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Learn how to install a tube correctly, run the correct amount of pressure, quit skidding, and learn how to ride outside of the gutter. You will find than nearly all tires will hold up when ridden properly.

  23. #48
    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    YEG
    My Bikes
    See my sig...
    Posts
    26,098
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Iridestreet View Post
    I will have a brake here very soon. I had one before, but I lost the shim for the handlebars that I have that fit a brake, so right now I'm awaiting the new shim to arrive by mail and in the mean time, I've been doing skips and stuff which is harder on a tire.
    Crack open a PBR and use the can for shim material.

  24. #49
    . xavier853's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Columbus
    My Bikes
    Pegueot UO8, Tommaso Augusta
    Posts
    2,027
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    gatorskins have been the best tire for me.

  25. #50
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I haven't heard anybody mention freedom thickslicks yet! they might be tanks, but their puncture protection is crazy good, and the 5mm rubber tread means tons of meat for skidding

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •