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What clincher tires are you guys rollin' on?

Old 07-29-16, 02:05 PM
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What clincher tires are you guys rollin' on?

I've been using Continental Grand Prix 4000 for years. Just wondering what you guys are rolling on? Any recommendations on tires with good grip? puncture resistance, longevity?


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Old 07-29-16, 02:35 PM
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The Continental GP 4000 SII is a great all-around tire. It's lightweight, has good wet and dry traction, it's fairly long wearing, and has decent puncture resistance. The Vittoria Rubino Pro III is another tire that performs similarly and can often be found on sale in the $20's.
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Old 07-29-16, 02:38 PM
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Michelin PRO series (PRO 4) Endurance tires have worked incredibly well for me over the years (with the exception of those awful PRO3s; I don't know what Michelin was thinking there).
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Originally Posted by Bluebatmobile View Post
I've been using Continental Grand Prix 4000 for years.
If it's not broke...
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Continental GP 4000 Sii on my Giant TCR for fast rides

Schwalbe Durano plus on my daily commuter for thousands of miles puncture proof and grip well in dry and wet (I commute more than 1250 km/month)
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Old 07-29-16, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Scarbo View Post
Michelin PRO series (PRO 4) Endurance tires have worked incredibly well for me over the years (with the exception of those awful PRO3s; I don't know what Michelin was thinking there).
I just changed a set of Pro4 Endurance after 3,200 miles with exactly one flat. Replaced them with another set of the same tires.
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Old 07-29-16, 05:08 PM
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On my Tarmac I use Kenda Kaliente Pro's. about 3000 miles on a back tire. On my Klein I use Vittoria Pro Slick, because I had two new ones as a back up in my tire drawer. On my SS/FG I use Thick Slicks. Don't know how long they will last but they roll well and I haven't had any flats even living in Goat Head central. On My MTB I use Kinda Small block 8s.
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Originally Posted by Mobile 155 View Post
On my Tarmac I use Kenda Kaliente Pro's. about 3000 miles on a back tire. On my Klein I use Vittoria Pro Slick, because I had two new ones as a back up in my tire drawer. On my SS/FG I use Thick Slicks. Don't know how long they will last but they roll well and I haven't had any flats even living in Goat Head central. On My MTB I use Kinda Small block 8s.
Tire drawer? Wow, that's enviable organization!
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Old 07-29-16, 06:00 PM
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The Michelin Pro4's are on clearance online as the new model comes out. They are really outstanding tires all around. Competitive Cyclist has them for $25.
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Tire drawer? Wow, that's enviable organization!
The funny thing is I am a reborn cyclists. I rode back in the 70s and 80s before life got in the way. Then after a 19 year period of time on the bench the only bike parts I had were a spanner for the old bottom brackets and a chain break tool.

I learned from one of our club members that even when you don't need bike parts like Tires, chain, chainrings, pedals and some of the other odds and ends you should keep your eye on online and store clearance sales. So I bought one of those double door Rubbermaid storage cabinets and some of the pull out drawers. When I see a great deal on consumables like tires, tubes, CO-2s, Gloves Cleats, or zip ties I order some, if I can. I try to have at least one new set of folding tires in a drawer in the cabinet in case I cut a tire or need a replacement. Sometimes I have two sets in the drawer.

Why some might ask? Because it seems when I cut a tire or need a chain or tube it is late on Saturday after noon and the bike shop is closed on Sunday. Or it is the day before a Holiday ride that I am looking forward to and the bike shop is closed. Yes, I know, OCD.
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GP 4000s II.
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Size and/or intended use makes a world of difference!!

Fuji and two Univegas are 27", so that limits things right there. Two ride on Panaracer Pasela PTs, the other has Vittoria Ziffiro IIs.

My only 700c bike that I keep in AZ has 28mm Vittoria Randonneur IIs (for AZ thorny things!) because Gatorskins are too $$$


The MTBs all have WalMart cheapies, but my gravel bike will be getting something more along the lines of Continental Touring Plus when it gets refurbed over this off-season.
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Hutchinson Atom Comps.
Hutchinson Cobra Air Light on my ATB.
What do you think of your Continentals?
Are you shopping around for something different?
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Conti GP4000SII 25x700C 90/100psi

I have about 2500 on my set, the rear has a flat center section from wear and the front is like new.
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Just switched to foldable Specialized All Condition Armadillo Elites (700x28C). Much easier to mount than my old Vittoria Randonneurs (same size), and considerably faster on the road as well. I'm not sure about puncture resistance yet, but I'm hopeful they'll be as good as the Vittorias were.
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At the moment I'm rolling a Grand Prix 4 Season on the front and a Gator Hardshell on the rear, for a couple thousand miles. Both 23mm, I think.

So far so good. I haven't decided what will be next.
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Old 07-30-16, 08:12 AM
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Schwalbe Marathon PLus *, A bit heavy but the weight gets Me punture free riding , for years.

when Winter lays down Ice on the street , my Suomi-Nokian studded tires get used
they're now 25 years old, 26 next winter [ Ice not annual & months-long, like the midwest, WI/MN.]

* 349, 406, 559, 622..

the others tout sports use, Mine are touring-utility rides.


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Vittoria Pave's on one and Vittoria Corsa G+ speed on the other and a back up of Corsa Evo CX III's
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Old Bontrager Select K 700x35s. I would rotate, but they will very likely be replaced before the tread ever wears out.
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