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Old 03-13-09, 06:25 PM   #1
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Need some new Commuting tires.

ok well im tired of riding on crappy tires and getting flats. what are some good tires that will last me. im looking to spend like 80 at the most. also will 700x25 fit ona deep v? btw if yall know something in RED. thats the color i want.
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ok well im tired of riding on crappy tires and getting flats. what are some good tires that will last me. im looking to spend like 80 at the most. also will 700x25 fit ona deep v? btw if yall know something in RED. thats the color i want.
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Don't know anything about red, but I DO know something about flats...and how to avoid them. Schwalbe Marathon Plus in 25mm. 35.00 @ www.biketiresdirect.com I've got 3 sets. Zero flats. Black w/a reflective strip. Ignore the naysayers of 'they're heavy' or 'they roll like tractor treads' ilk. I USED to use Nu-Teck airless, so I'm well aquainted w/rolling resistance, too. I've got a set on an Alex deep-V...they're a B***H to mount...you'll need the Kool-Stop tire lever to avoid foul language and pinch flats, but for 11.00US it's WAY worth it. Trust me. Gatorskins, Armadillos? I don't have any experience with them, so I can't comment. Others will weigh in, I'm sure. I'll just slip into my flame-resistant suit...
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Old 03-14-09, 08:01 AM   #3
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Don't know anything about red, but I DO know something about flats...and how to avoid them. Schwalbe Marathon Plus in 25mm. 35.00 @ www.biketiresdirect.com I've got 3 sets. Zero flats. Black w/a reflective strip. Ignore the naysayers of 'they're heavy' or 'they roll like tractor treads' ilk. I USED to use Nu-Teck airless, so I'm well aquainted w/rolling resistance, too. I've got a set on an Alex deep-V...they're a B***H to mount...you'll need the Kool-Stop tire lever to avoid foul language and pinch flats, but for 11.00US it's WAY worth it. Trust me. Gatorskins, Armadillos? I don't have any experience with them, so I can't comment. Others will weigh in, I'm sure. I'll just slip into my flame-resistant suit...
While the Marathon Plus is extremely flat resistant they also are extremely heavy, ride like bricks, and are quite slick in the rain. I've found that both the Conti Gatorskin and 4 Seasons with Vectran are extremely flat resistant as well, but ride much, much, better than the Marathon Plus.
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I've heard a lot of good things about the Panaracer T-Serv Messenger.It's a 28 but comes in red as well.They're $30 @ universalcycles.I plan on getting a set for one of my bikes as soon as it needs new tires.
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I've heard a lot of good things about the Panaracer T-Serv Messenger.It's a 28 but comes in red as well.They're $30 @ universalcycles.I plan on getting a set for one of my bikes as soon as it needs new tires.
my friend likes his a lot. theyre the great tire no one talks about.
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my friend likes his a lot. theyre the great tire no one talks about.
I rode these for a month or two, got a big gash in one from a piece of glass, and the sidewalls split on both of them. The ride was good though.
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28c vittoria randos
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if you skid, 28c gatorskin in the front, 28c rando in the back. other wise, get two gatorskins. Run the biggest tires you can fit, and be vigilant about keeping your tire pressure up to where it needs to be.
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yea i guess im going to look into the the tserv or the gator skins. are armadillos just as good as the gators?
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also i got deep v's on a kilo tt. anyone know the biggest size i can go?
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I just read about these I have no idea if they're any good or if you can get them without ordering them from england.

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...tyres-09-34099

tread looks a little CX though

I have a gatorskin in the front that still looks new after many miles my rear tires a vittoria zaffino thats skidded out but has not flatted yet, prob take the advice here and get a rando.
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I won't run another armadillo. I will run conti GP4000's. They come in red too.
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