i know this topic has probably been beaten to death.... sorry!
so my rear tire's tread has worn all the way down, and it's only been about 2 months since they were brand new. they were just the cheap stock kenda's that came with my kilo. reading online has just confused me even more
so for now i'm riding brakeless so i have been skidding/skipping a lot, though i try to minimize it. my friend told me to get the randonneurs (?) but i read on a thread recently that they wear out very quickly. i've considered gatorskins but i've read that they aren't very comfortable. i've also seen recommendations for vittoria rubinos.
also the second number (like 23C) i understand is the width of the tire walls (correct me i'm wrong) is this a preference thing or do the rims require a certain size. i assume if its a preference thing, the wider will equate to longer life but slower tire? i like going fast, but i skid so i assume ii'd want something in the middle.
thanks ahead of time for shedding me some light