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Old 01-29-09, 06:48 PM   #1
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Tire Suggestion

I am looking for tire suggestions. I will be riding paved roads, Burley tamburello is the bike with my 9 year old son on the back. Total team weight of approx. 250 to 260 lbs. I am not into flat tires. Currently the bike has 700x28c tires. I was looking at the Continental Gatorskins. I will be doing a couple of multi-day tours pulling a Bob Yak trailer.
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Old 01-29-09, 07:16 PM   #2
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You've probably looked far enough.

Gatorskins have received very good reviews here and elsewhere.

Or you could start the debate again.

Plenty of others have their favorites but there's a pretty strong consensus that Gatorskins are a very good choice for flat resistant, and relatively easy rolling, tandem rated tires.
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Old 01-29-09, 08:29 PM   #3
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700x28 Gatorskins have served us extremely well thus far. We have had them for nearly a year of hard miles (lots of descending).
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Old 01-29-09, 11:05 PM   #4
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Gatorskins

Have 700x28 Gators on the every day wheels......2500+ miles and no flats. They ride great and corner great too!!!!
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28c gators are a great choice...we ride 28c conti 4 season GP's and love them as well..great tire but we wear out the rear out every 1500 miiles. We are a 310 pd team.

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We replace our rear 28c gators every 1000 - 1200 miles but we are a heavier team. Rear tires seem to wear out faster in hills.
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Agreed with Gatorskins being a good choice. The 4 seasons tires have been improved with the addition of a Dura skin belt. In my experience they're about the same level of flat resistance as the Gatorskins, and perhaps a little bit better ride.
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We run Conti GP 4000 in a 25mm. Nice tire with solid grip and excellent ride.
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I am not into flat tires.
I don't know anyone who is.
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Old 01-30-09, 02:41 PM   #10
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You guys rock.....thanks for the input. I have seen the continental 4 seasons..I will look at them also. I appreciate the feed back. Think i will run the gatorskins on my single as well.
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I had 700x25 Gatorskins and had zero flats. I wanted to try something new and narrowed it down to the Michelin Pro3 and Conti GP 4000 and got the Contis. Waiting to put them on this spring.

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We have been looking for some Pro 3 25mm, and so far no one seems to have
them. Pro 2 25mm ride nicely especially on turns at speed, but our mileage has
been abysmal averaging 1300mi on the rear and maybe 1800-2000 on the front
on our team at #360-370. Apparently production is drifting to Thailand and
ramp up has been slowed. We liked the Conti gatorskins before we got the
new bike with its Pro2 but can't recall mileage.
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