Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    wichita kansas
    Posts
    89
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    23-25X700 touring tire

    I'm looking for a touring tire, any suggestions?
    the incredible lightness of being

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    upstate New York
    Posts
    1,688
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Go to a bike shop and buy one!
    Je vais à vélo, donc je suis!

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    87
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've read both good and bad things about conti tires on this board. Some people hate them and some love them. I have used the Ultra 2000 on all my tours. They may puncture easier than some other brands, but, in my experience, they last. My best experience with them was on a 4500 mile trip loaded (rear panniers only, about 35 pounds) in 2 months. I rotated the tires at around 2500 miles. I had 5 flats, but I used the same two tires for the entire trip.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    wichita kansas
    Posts
    89
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    D*Alex, I'll check my LBS and see. Cpratt25, I've also heard good things about the 2000s' and like Contis' in general.
    the incredible lightness of being

  5. #5
    Mercrudgeon Bikedud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    NW, Georgia
    My Bikes
    Favorites- Giant TCR Advanced SL, Torelli Corsa Strada, Schwinn Paramount Titanium, Fat Chance Wicked, Lemond Zurich, Specialized Allez SE, Trek 930, others
    Posts
    597
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    http://www.zianet.com/outdooradventures/armadillo.html

    Specialized Armadiilo's are long wearing tires that enjoy an excellent reputation with many cycling tourers. They may not ride quite as smoothly as conti's.
    The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
    Somerset Maugham

  6. #6
    05 Roubaix Comp Double
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    So Cal
    My Bikes
    2012 Trek Madone 6.2
    Posts
    4,657
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Armadillo is a good one.I have them on my cannondale,zero flats with almost 4000 miles on them.
    Touch every 3rd person and you'll find an idiot.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Greenwich, UK
    Posts
    394
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Attached is a review of all the 26" top touring tires available in Europe

    http://www.sjscycles.com/26solobroch...eviewtable.pdf

  8. #8
    Senior Member dlavi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    69
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    check out conti gatorskins

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    59
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I know you said 23-25, but if you were willing to go up to a 700x28, I have nothing but good to say about the Vittoria Randonneur.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Tempe, AZ
    Posts
    74
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My LBS recommended the IRC Road Warrior or Triathlon (I think it's badly named) tires to me for touring as well as general riding. They have a kevlar belt as well as a kevlar bead and they're really well priced... says he hasn't gotten a flat in nine months. I just put them on my bike a few days ago and they feel pretty nice so far... but no solid opinions yet.

  11. #11
    Very Senior Member MikeR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Central Pa
    My Bikes
    2000 Bianchi San Remo and a mint 1984 Trek 720
    Posts
    1,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Go to a bike shop and buy one!
    D*Alex, that's the FIRST time I ever saw you give bad advice to someone.

    He should buy two!
    It's better to cycle through life than to drive by it.

  12. #12
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    My Bikes
    84 Trek 660 Suntour Superbe; 87 Giant Rincon Shimano XT; 07 Mercian Vincitore Campy Veloce
    Posts
    4,766
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I would have to third the Specialize Turbo Armadillos. I have over 9,000 miles on a 4th rear 3rd front (no rotating) and never had a flat. I even use a Specialize ultralight 65grm tube and no liners! Just for your information, I now use a 700x28 in the rear and a 700x26 on the front, the 28 should last at least 3500 miles-time will tell!

    As a side note, I did not have good luck with the Contis but I never tried the Gatorskins so I may try one on the front just to see-after my front Armo wears out. I am also curious about the Ruffy Tuffy that Rivendell sells and claims to be as good as the Armadillos but lighter, faster, better handling...could this be true?

  13. #13
    BFSSFG old timer riderx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Fredrock
    Posts
    1,913
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Avocet Cross tires are good all around rubber.
    Single Speed Outlaw
    Riding Bikes and Drinking Beer.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •