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    THE STUFFED Leukybear's Avatar
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    Any new tires out there?

    Aside from the usual tires (rondos, gatorskin, ultra, etc); What's new out there and promising?

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    Cheng Shin Tires (CST) are pretty sweet if you're looking for a cheap generic tire that comes in a variety of colors.


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    secca serfas are what i use

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    Since we are talking about tires, and I don't want to make a new thread. Anybody know any good road/mountain tires? I got some terrainasauraus tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shindokie View Post
    Since we are talking about tires, and I don't want to make a new thread. Anybody know any good road/mountain tires? I got some terrainasauraus tires.
    when you say road/mountain do you mean skinny but knobbie, like cyclocross tires or do you just mean any road and mountain tires in general?

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    CSTs aren't as bad as everyone makes them out to be. I had some Super HPs for a while and didn't get one single flat. They were a bit heavy, but mine were 28s. My wife has a set of Chen Shin CZAR tires on one of her bikes and they're quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seventythree View Post
    cheng shin tires are crap
    about as ****ty as the hutchinson equinox.

    wtf, shindokie? do you have any manners at all?
    wow that's a record in my book- hijacked in 2.
    I laughed at that for a second, and I shouldn't have. Sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigvegan View Post
    Cheng Shin Tires (CST) are pretty sweet if you're looking for a cheap generic tire that comes in a variety of colors.
    Woah! Dirt cheap!

    How's the durability for these guys? Do they just disintegrate with skids?

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    I only skidded a few times with mine so I can't really say.

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    O.... how about whip skidding? Did you/ would you dare pull one of those on them?

    And is this a reputable site for them?
    http://store.comcycle-usa.com/Produc...spx?id=5619811

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    Only one whip skid but no bad results. Wheel & Sprocket's eBay store has them in pairs for around 35 bucks shipped.

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    CST is the equivalent of dollar store products in the cycling world.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    bla bla bla...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    bla bla bla...
    Not even going to refute anything based on actual facts eh? Of course. Rid us of your ignorance.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    CST is the equivalent of dollar store products in the cycling world.
    Another reason to order a set of them for one longgggg rubber torturing skidding session


    Thanks for the heads up on the ebay store scrodzilla

    I wonder how the color of the white colored ones go with wear and tear....

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    Those CST tires are heavy and wear quickly. They came on my bike and I replaced them after 3 weeks or so with some Kenda Kalientes, which weigh half as much.

    The only good thing the CSTs have going for them is how freakishly quiet they roll.

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    limited experience here on tires.
    but
    I know ya get what ya pay for.

    ya think ya snagged an awesome deal on bonktown or 1/8" inch on them super cheap tires
    think again
    they will disappoint in one way or another.

    The Kenda Kontenders on my first fixed gear were great- got a full year out of 'em. plenty of skidding on 'em.

    Soma Everwear- got them because COG(magazine) in their tests declared the everwear the winner in
    the how-many-skids-till-she-pops-wear-and-tear-test.
    expensive and truth be told the stripe of color you may opt for looks like it was drawn on by a drunk 6 year old.

    Continental GP 4000- super awesome mutha****in' tires bro.
    expensive but worth every damn cent.

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    No prob, Happy. Yeah...they're cheap tires and "you get what you pay for" but they're really not that bad compared to other stuff that's out there. I had white ones...they turned a little grey but stayed relatively clean under normal circumstances. Skid away!

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...263622Although
    I've had my CST compressor for about 3 weeks with constant skidding before I burned through the rubber. They don't last that long but that's why they're cheap. I think any tire that lasts close to a month with my skidding is a deserving tire. (My heavy ass x28 Randonneur has lasted me 2 weeks so far, probably going to hold up for months.)

    I've tired the more expensive Vittoria Zaffiro and Continental sport and they both only lasted about a week and a half.
    So sometimes, you don't always get what you pay for.

    If you constantly need to replace your tires because you skid so much, I would just get budget tires like the CSTs.
    But if you don't, you can get decently priced ones which are lighter, lower rolling resistance, etc...for performance, but for extra $.

    So just don't spend a whole bunch on a tire you plan to skid to death anyway. There's no magical tire that's going to last you forever, so might as well save so you can actually maintain a bike with tires.
    (and sometimes cheaper tires actually last longer than "high end" tires)
    Last edited by spcialzdspksman; 01-01-10 at 10:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seventythree View Post
    I know ya get what ya pay for.

    Soma Everwear- got them because COG(magazine) in their tests declared the everwear the winner in
    the how-many-skids-till-she-pops-wear-and-tear-test.
    expensive and truth be told the stripe of color you may opt for looks like it was drawn on by a drunk 6 year old.
    Yea good point on the "you get what you pay for", I can totally agree with that as the German made Conti's I have lasted me almost an entire year filled with bi - weekly or more (as time permits lol) skidding for fun and safety (you know what I mean....darn drivers)... as you might've guessed they're close to their end lol.... I might order some everwears also this time as a change...

    By the way would you still remember the scoring of the tire longevity test?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron_F View Post
    Those CST tires are heavy and wear quickly.
    Darn it win and lose..... the weight is good for skids (inertia FTW!) but the wear isn't =/

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    if you're just gonna be skidding a lot, go into the dumpster of your lbs and boost their discards. You can usually find something with enough life left for some skidding. No need to buy anything new for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichsia View Post
    if you're just gonna be skidding a lot, go into the dumpster of your lbs and boost their discards. You can usually find something with enough life left for some skidding. No need to buy anything new for this.
    Good advice but I not the kind of person who just can't stand degrading themselves or being embarrassed in public....

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    Best tire: Continental GP4000s. Amazing for road bikes.

    Great tire: Michelin Krylion Carbon (all the puncture protetction of Gatorskin w/o feeling like crap)

    Great fixie tire: Panaracer Messenger TServ (25c lasted a few months of daily brakeless riding)

    Crap tires: Continental ultra sport and michelin speediums

    Also, I've had good experiences w/ Bontrager race lite tire that I got for free. They lasted surprisingly long.
    skinnytire

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    CST is the equivalent of dollar store products in the cycling world.
    That's one of the most ignorant statements I've seen on here in a very long while. CST makes tires used by some of the top road, MTB, and BMX racers worldwide.

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    I use schwalbe tires here in Germany. The are quite awesome. I use the Marathon Plus Race, 25c with kevlar to help protect against flats. Works great,even with the tons of glass on the streets here. So far they hold up to skidding fairly well, but it has been wet/snowy for a while here now.

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