Just bought my first tandem after trying a friend's for several months. The Co-Motion Speedster came with Conti Ultra Gatorskins 700x28. I like to keep a couple of spare tires on hand and am wondering if I should stick with these, or if there is something better out there for when these wear out .
We ride exclusively on the road. Some roads here in central FL are in less than perfect condition. We don't race nor do we plan to. We generally take corners pretty easy, but its nice to have some margin to inspire confidence. Some flat protection would be nice but not a necessity. On my single bikes I have been pleased with Continental GP 3000's or Vredstein Fortezzas.
I noticed that in Road Bike Review, the Gatorskins did not get very good reviews for ride quality, cornering, flat vulnerability or longevity. However these were likely not tandem riders, so their basis for comparison might be different.
I would assume that if Co-Motion decided to include these tires with their tandems, that they must be a good choice. Comments? What is your favorite tandem tire? Any experiences to back up your recommendations?
Thanks, Steve :confused: