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Wanted: recommendation for 700x23 road bike slicks

Old 08-14-11, 12:08 PM
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Wanted: recommendation for 700x23 road bike slicks

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I am in need of some road bike slicks and would like to hear from some fellow riders as to their recommendations. I just had a blowout on my rear tire today after about 1300 miles. I think the tire (Maxxis) was rated for 1000 miles. Is this about right or does this seem like a low number of miles for a road slick? Any how, what do you ride and would you buy the same tire again? Thanks for your advice.
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A decent tire should last you lots more than 1,000 miles. IMO any blowout before tread is worn through is a premature failure. Not that it doesn't happen because of cuts or other road hazards, but you want a tire to last until the tread is gone.

I ride tubulars and typically can go 3-5,000 miles before the tread is worn through on a rear tire and I've never had a front tire wear through, though I've gotten close.

I don't have any particular tire suggestions, but suggest that if your roads are bad or if you weigh more than 160 pounds, you consider a larger section tire. You'll get a better ride and longer life (all other things being equal)
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Hundreds are suitable. Narrow down the choices What brands are sold
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Expect to get flooded with opinions and advice. You need to start your selection by narrowing down your requirement. In general, everything is a compromise: flat protection, lightweight, wet/dry grip, cost, race/training, brand, appearance, longevity...

What you desire in a tire, say top 3.
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I've had excellent service from Vittoria Rubino Pro and Rubino Slick tires. They typically cost about $30 and i'll get over 3000 miles on the rear tire, which is the one that wears out first on any bike.

That said, MudPie is correct and a better definition of what you are looking for would help a lot. Price? Weight? Durability? Color?
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I've had great luck with Continental Gator Skins, and their Ultra Sport model.

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The Vittoria Rubino and Continental Gatorskins consistently get good ratings. I haven't tried them, but they have lots of happy customers.
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I recently changed to Vittoria Rubino Pros....liking them a lot...sooo much better than the Schwalbe Luganos that came with the bike
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Vittoria Rubino Pros.

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1) schwalbe ultremo r1
2) Rubino Pro
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Originally Posted by craftygeek
I recently changed to Vittoria Rubino Pros....liking them a lot...sooo much better than the Schwalbe Luganos that came with the bike
That's not an apples-to-apples comparison, is it? I think the Lugano is a mid-level tire, and Rubino Pro is near top of the line.

Hey, when a tire is said to be made of a silica compound, does that mean it doesn't use petroleum?
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