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Old 01-31-08, 03:53 AM   #1
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Best tire for skidding thats durable?

I need a cheap, durable rear tire. Thinking about getting a continental gatorskin but theyre kinda ugly and pricey. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-31-08, 03:59 AM   #2
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continental hometrainer. Comes in a delightful shade of orange sure to bring out your inner hipster, and will last longer than you if you decide to do mad skidz in traffic. A perfect tyre for all your dumbass ideas.
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Lots of skid patches and cheap tires.
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soma everwear, it's pretty much designed for this

unfortunately it doesn't exactly match up with the cheap part
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soma everwear, it's pretty much designed for this

unfortunately it doesn't exactly match up with the cheap part

i ran through one of those as a front tire. the sidewall wore through, probably because of scrapeage from a pothole or curb.
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I need a cheap, durable rear tire. Thinking about getting a continental gatorskin but theyre kinda ugly and pricey. Any suggestions?
Time to do a search.
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I prefer Gatorskins to Armadillos personally. Roadrunners are a solid option.
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the search button tire is invincible
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^Do those come in 23's?^
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^Do those come in 23's?^
pshah, I only roll on 19's for ultimate minimalism.

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Old 01-31-08, 08:23 AM   #13
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soma everwear, it's pretty much designed for this

unfortunately it doesn't exactly match up with the cheap part
Soma tires are made by Panaracer. Just get the Panaracer version for much cheaper...the only downside is that the Panaracers don't come in colors. But if you plan on skidding your tires to an early grave anyway, who cares.
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Soma tires are made by Panaracer. Just get the Panaracer version for much cheaper...the only downside is that the Panaracers don't come in colors. But if you plan on skidding your tires to an early grave anyway, who cares.
Just wondering which model in Panaracer range?
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u can get gatorskins for 25 each from prokit.
i used rubino tech's. they were like 15 each and jesus christ did they last me a long time.
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I have heard the same about Soma just being rebadged Panaracers, but looking at the treads between the two websites, I can't peg a match. Tread patterns don't look the same for any of the Panracer vs Soma. The closest match I see is between the Soma New Xpress tire and the Pasela, but that is not in the 700c version.
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you know what? i realized that i very rarely skid anymore.
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you know what? i realized that i very rarely skid anymore.
I dont skid as much as before, only skid when I really have to.
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you know what? i realized that i very rarely skid anymore.
Once the novelty wears off, fg skidding seems silly, pointless, and amateurish. I'd rather put my energy into going fast, and I'd rather buy high quality tires, and get as much mileage out of those tires as I can.

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you know what? i realized that i very rarely skid anymore.
only time I do it is to do a drift turn around a corner (which isn't that often)
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when I did a search I got a 17 threads about this very topic.

your a mindless tool

PS they all say the same as this thread!
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Just wondering which model in Panaracer range?
I don't know exactly, but the tread pattern isn't really what matters. Whats more important in terms of tire longevity is the rubber compound, thickness, and tire construction. I'm betting the Pasela Tourgaurds (PT) are similar in those respects. I've used PTs and they are long lasting tires and can withstand a lot of skidding. I've never used Soma tires, so I don't know how they would compare. But I'm betting the PTs are a better bargain, even if they are not exactly the same as Soma everwears.

Whatever you buy, do not ever buy Continental ultrasport tires. The low price and decent looks will tempt you, but those tires are cursed by Satan, and will puncture just by looking at them.

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buy these and be happy: http://probikekit.com/display.php?code=Y1320

or these:http://www.westernbikeworks.com/prod...il.asp?p=VIRND
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soma everwear, it's pretty much designed for this

unfortunately it doesn't exactly match up with the cheap part
+1 they last like MAD

they drain your wallet like MAD

they even come in annoying colors too!

damn good tires, I run em
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your a mindless tool
That would be "you're", while we're pointing out mindless tools.
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