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Tire recommendations

Old 01-27-17, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by chas58
Those look great. Oddly, I almost bought a set of the 42mm speed ride tires as the price was great, until I realized it must be a very different construction than the 35mm version (cyclocross speed).

They look identical, but what caught my eye first was the 84tpi of the $15 tire. In contenental speak, that means 28TPI (as conti always multiplies their thread count by 3 beccause they have 3 belts). The $45 cyclocross speed is 60tpi.

I don't know - they look like the same tire, weigh similar, but have a huge price difference.

Continental Speedride 700C Tire > Components > Tires > Dirt Tires | Jenson USA
Continental Cyclocross Speed Tire > Components > Tires > Dirt Tires | Jenson USA

Why the price difference???

You are paying a premium for a higher tpi and 20 grams less weight?
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