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Old 05-15-10, 09:13 PM   #1
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cheapest tyres for 700cx23c to 28c

someone name some brands?

I really don't want to fork out $60 for 2 pieces of rubber at the local bike shops

that and i have not much money
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Old 05-15-10, 09:22 PM   #2
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why don't you just do your own shopping. There are lots of cheap online stores. Just find a place that have them on sale.

Damn, people are so lazy. Are you American?
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Old 05-15-10, 09:25 PM   #3
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haha no australian
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Old 05-15-10, 09:42 PM   #4
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haha no australian
Oh Don't get me started on Australia.

You are pretty f'd for prices though. I have the same thing in Japan. They calculate bike prices here buy the following equation.

USA MSRP x 2
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Old 05-15-10, 09:44 PM   #5
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thanks for the info guess the expensive tyres it is!
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Old 05-15-10, 09:47 PM   #6
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Continental Ultra Sport are a pretty good deal on the cheap if you plan not to skid unless necessary and willing to deal with a few flats now and then.... plus the rolling resistance is very good considering the price you pay.
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Old 05-15-10, 09:58 PM   #7
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$30/ea? that's pretty cheap already.


any lower than that and the ride quality is really bad.

Higher quality tires are in the range of US $40~60/ea.
that must be like AU $500


I would hit up your local department store and look at their bike section. Usually they have something dirt cheap.
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go to the LBS. I ran a flat and happened to be cross from a bike store, 10 dollars and i got some duro tubes and duro tires. EZ got home replaced it

PRICELESS + 10 bucks
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The new Conti Ultra Sport Kevlar 700:23 runs $21.00 here... it rolls out fast, have had no flatting issues over quite a few km and fields of broken glass, and they have a really decent ride quality.
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If you don't skid the Vittoria Zaffiro is great; low rolling resistance, good grip. If you do skid, the Serfas Seca would be pretty good.
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At any rate, you're most likely going to get killed by shipping charges to Australia no matter what tire you buy from somewhere in the US. 60 bucks for two tires from your LBS isn't that bad (depending on what tires we're talking about).

Fact: tires cost money.
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It depends on how much you ride. If you put on a decent amount of miles every week, then more expensive and oftentimes better quality tires are a sound investment.
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Fact: tires cost money.
"You get what you pay for" is really true for tires. Cheap tires don't last as long, are not as reliable, and/or don't roll worth a damn. When it comes to tires, you need to think of cost per mile rather than cost up front. Cheap tires may end up costing you more in the long-run.
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http://www.aspirevelotech.com/Mercha...ry_Code=Serfas

great tires for a fair price.
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Around here, it's the aforementioned Vittoria Zaffiro currently $14, Michelin dynamic (were $13 a couple years ago when I got a 3-pack, but they recently shot up to $20), Innova Skyline $13.

Never tried the Skylines, but the Zaffiros are a hair better than the Dynamics in the grip department. My best score of late was Panaracer Stradius sport 26mm for $10 at a swap meet - much grippier than the Zaffiros.

About 5 years ago I got some IRC Red Storm on sale for $10 apiece, currently they're around $16. They're about on par with the Zaffiro.
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Panaracer Paselas are pretty cheap. I spent $50 on my pair.
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Panaracer Paselas are pretty cheap. I spent $50 on my pair.
If you're talking about the basic Pasela (not the Tourguard), they are only $18 apiece at Universal Cycles >>> http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...5&category=593

Great tires, for sure. I now have three sets. I have the top line Pasela TG folding, which runs $35 to $36 apiece.

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If you're talking about the basic Pasela (not the Tourguard), they are only $18 apiece at Universal Cycles >>> http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...5&category=593

Great tires, for sure. I now have three sets. I'm have the top line Pasela TG folding, which runs $35 to $36 apiece.
Yep, the normal ones.
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Oh Don't get me started on Australia.

You are pretty f'd for prices though. I have the same thing in Japan. They calculate bike prices here buy the following equation.

USA MSRP x 2
That's not too far off. But they also have to deal with import tariffs, duties, and lots of regulatory BS.
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