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Old 04-02-18, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by palincss
That is quite an assumption.
Yeah, it's akin to saying every bike that Schwinn put out--whether Paramount or Varsity--is pretty much the same.
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Old 04-03-18, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by nlerner
Yeah, it's akin to saying every bike that Schwinn put out--whether Paramount or Varsity--is pretty much the same.
And that's quite a Straw Man.

I guess none of you read the second sentence. Not at all what I meant. Apparently I have to spell it out for you. Of course different sizes and weights types of tires are different. However, if you are comparing various tires that have the same weight and size, and are made by the same manufacturer, and they sell for roughly the same price, chances are the sidewall material, tread rubber, etc are the same too.

These small companies (Grand Bois, Fairweather, Compass, Swift, SOMA, Rivendell, et al) that contract with Panaracer to produce their own tires are fundamentally different than an actual tire company with a factory and a staff of experienced engineers. Anyone willing to meet a minimum order can ask for a special tire custom suited to meet their requirements. It's not the same as designing and manufacturing a tire, though obviously the client has some design input. Nothing wrong with it either. Small companies can spur innovation by identifying a market need the big company couldn't, which is what Compass has done.
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Old 04-03-18, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Salamandrine
However, if you are comparing various tires that have the same weight and size, and are made by the same manufacturer, and they sell for roughly the same price, chances are the sidewall material, tread rubber, etc are the same too.
Not necessarily. A thicker casing and thinner tread could make for the same weight, for instance. Panaracer also has loads of tread compounds.

Sometimes there are slight construction differences with tubeless vs non-tubeless, as with much of the Compass versus Soma lineup. I wouldn't be very surprised if Fairweather tires differ in wear life or grip behavior within the same model, given that colorful tread compounds can't use some chemicals that lots of black tread rubber contains.
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I use and like Compass tires very much. I am glad they exist.
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I haven't purchased any of the Compass Tires but have been tempted to as they look like great tires and few people who ride them have complaints , but until a tire comes along that offers better longevity than the Schwalbe Marathon Supreme .I am probably going to stay in that camp. I have had one flat in two years and they roll well enough I do not notice any issues. My biggest tire problems came from a pair of Clement Xplor MSO tires which are no where near as durable as the Schwalbe tires on my LHT. Yes I ride these tires on gravel regularly .
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Originally Posted by nlerner
Yeah, it's akin to saying every bike that Schwinn put out--whether Paramount or Varsity--is pretty much the same.
Not the same just Heavy Vs Heavier.
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