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    White Tires: Good Or Bad idea?

    Is it worth is to buy white tires or do they dirty too quickly? I think they look sick but I'm not sure if they are a good idea. Are white wall tires a better choice?
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    They get dirty but it's not terrible. I mean, if you are okay with them being not pristine then I am sure you will be happy with them.

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    ha. what's with that picture?

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    lol just some bike with white tires I found. Im building a bike similar but flat black instead of chrome...

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    white tires are cheesy. instead, get white wall tires. they're classy.
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    There's really nothing that says "spirit of cycling" like killing everything in sight.

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    what's a good white wall tire?

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    I dunno'. I don't ride SS or fixed.

    Michelin prorace3's are nice not what you're looking for, though.
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    There's really nothing that says "spirit of cycling" like killing everything in sight.

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    they don't get super dirty, depending on what surface you're riding on

    here's mine...i'd say white tires look great depending on rim color
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    sick bike synapsemusic what kind of tires are those?

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    thanks man!

    They are CST super HP's, $40 for a
    pair. They get pretty bad reviews but I don't skid very much and they hold up just fine.

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    white vittoria randonneurs are nice
    i had white vittoria zaffiros last summer...they don't get too dirty

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    In 6 months white tires you will be embarrassed to be seen riding white tires. They're last years trend and it's over.
    I have a front brake, but I only use it for slowing or stopping.

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    White tires are a good idea as long as you stay on dry pavement.
    If you ride wet unpaved paths, then white tires are a bad idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacked View Post
    In 6 months white tires you will be embarrassed to be seen riding white tires. They're last years trend and it's over.
    And yes, of course, white tires are a bad idea if you use your bike as a fashion accessory rather than a vehicle for transport.

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    I'd go with ride quality over aesthetics.

    Michelin Krylion carbons for everyday/training tires. If they made white one's i'd consider it since I have a white frame.
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    And I can't help but lol at the "heavier-set" riders I see on the trails riding around on $5000 speed machines. Nothing funnier than someone paying $4000 to shave 5 lbs when they're packing an extra 50...

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    He wasn't really asking about performance though, just about the dirt factor.

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    white randos suit my needs perfectly, i can ride trails and road and the white stays fairly white and they look classy against the maroon steamer frame...maybe someone should make a cream color tire...hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacked View Post
    In 6 months white tires you will be embarrassed to be seen riding white tires. They're last years trend and it's over.
    What happens if you just like them...regardless of silly trends?

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    white tires=a good idea!

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    if you are a hipster: get white tires
    if you are not a hipster: get black tires
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    if you ARRRRE a hipster: get black tires WITH black rims.

    simple as that.


    and if you dont touch water or dirt, you cant tell the dirtiness if you take a side shot.
    (grey is the most dirty they'd get if you dont touch water)


    see the grey?

    compare with:
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    jackass.

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    can't people just decide for themselves if something is a good idea or not?
    what do you think is going to happen to a white tire if you ride on it?
    oops, i forgot to think for myself!

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    they look sick even with apparent dirtiness. just do it. but please do it correctly =/

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    Quote Originally Posted by muckymucky View Post
    they look sick even with apparent dirtiness. just do it. but please do it correctly =/
    how do you do it "correctly"? By having them match your chain, grips, spoke cards, saddle, and stem? By having a brake lever on your top tube which leads to a caliper on a rear wheel that can easily be stopped w/ your legs? Is that correct?

    Recently I was thinking about getting some tires that have a blue stripe, but have decided against it. Basically, for me, I was going to be paying more for a lesser tire just to get blue. I could have gatorskin for $25 or a Michelin Lithion w/ blue stripe for $28. Didn't make sense to me. Randos are a good tire, though, that comes in white so maybe it's different w/ that specific color.

    P.S.--having colored tires doesn't make you a hipster. I see tons of hardcore roadies w/ colored tires.
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    the greying of the white tires also vary. for example for me~ when i go from home to school: i first go thru a neighborhood with trees, so my tires get darker grey. then when i hit campus~ its all paved bike paths, less dirt on the road, my tires become a lighter shade of grey~ its cool watching the color change.

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