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Old 02-06-17, 02:58 PM
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Help with tires Road Bike 700-25c

I am new so not sure how to work this site.Well I just bought a TREK MADONE 3.1 road bike and the tires are a Bontrager R-2 tire 700-25c and many people said the are Dangerous in the rain I love to ride in the rain so I am looking for a tire that could handle rain, corners and so on please help me with this please.Sonny....UP DATE Thank's for all the great Reply's I did buy some and the ride was so nice this bike I bought is so sweet... amazon.com
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Old 02-06-17, 03:01 PM
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It is not the tire, but the slick material on the road surface that will crash you.
oil. sand, transmission fluid, White painted lines.
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Old 02-06-17, 04:51 PM
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1. It is not the size. A GOOD 25mm tire will have better traction on a wet smooth road than a large knobby mountain tire.

2. This particular tire seems to have bad reviews for wet riding, Likely due to its hard durAble rubber. You can find better tires the same size for 30-40 dollars.
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Old 02-06-17, 05:09 PM
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High mileage, bargain tire: Wiggle | Michelin Lithion 2 Folding Road Tyre | Road Race Tyres

Not the most supple, but rugged and handle fine in the wet.
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Old 02-06-17, 06:02 PM
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If you want one of the best skinny tires for the wet get the Continental gp4000:
https://www.amazon.com/Continental-G...000&th=1&psc=1

Holy cow, it's under $40 now?? That's...a good price.

The first thing with tires in the wet is the tread compound, and the gp4000 has one of the best for both the wet and for speed.

The second thing is the size of the tire. Wider tires grip more in the wet. You could get the 28c and it would be little wider than the 25c. The gp4000's don't come wider than that, and your bike likely wouldn't fit anything wider than that either.

The 25c's have worked well for me. You have to be more cautious in the rain with stopping distance, but otherwise they've worked well. A huge improvement over my previous tires with a poor compound that would slip out in the rain (and gave me serious road burn on my elbow when I went down).
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Old 02-06-17, 06:37 PM
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Aside from the fact it's one of the most bad ass and supple riding clincher tires you can buy, it has a very soft compound which is good for wet roads. And on clearance for $30. I have them on two bikes. Handmade, 320tpi.

Actually, the full black 25c is now $26.25. Insane.

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Old 02-06-17, 06:48 PM
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I used to use those tires for my first year road biking. They wore out fast- approx 1500 miles and gashed easily. They were cheap to buy and it was apartment from my ownership experience. Continental makes some nice long lasting all weather tires as does Specialized and Bontrager. The Conti's are expensive but worth it imho.
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Originally Posted by Ghazmh View Post
I used to use those tires for my first year road biking. They wore out fast- approx 1500 miles and gashed easily. They were cheap to buy
I know you aren't talking about the Open Paves. They weren't cheap to buy until a couple of months ago (they were $75) when the new model came out they went on clearance. Nor do they puncture easily. Mileage, who cares.
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Bicycle tires are similar to car tires, with the exception that treads don't make a difference for road bicycle. The softer the compound, the more grip it has, dry or wet. Softer compound is wears faster and is typically more expensive. Given that, you only have a small little contact patch keeping you glued to the asphalt moving at 40km/hr with no significant protection, I tend to go for as good of a tire as I can afford. I would sacrifice other cost in other components to get a better tire.

I've had good experiences with conti gp4000s, scwalbe ultremo
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Old 02-07-17, 12:09 PM
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Pure cycle has this tire ,, thickslick ,,anybody ever experience them???? Wanting to swap out some 23's for some 28's ,,,
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
I know you aren't talking about the Open Paves. They weren't cheap to buy until a couple of months ago (they were $75) when the new model came out they went on clearance. Nor do they puncture easily. Mileage, who cares.
No, my criticism was on the Bontrager R2's I haven't used the Open Pave's.
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Old 02-08-17, 07:39 AM
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Bontrager "Hard Case" tires are notorious for being treacherous in the wet.
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My testing indicated that the Schwalbe Marathon Plus 25mm had a little better traction when wet than other "slicks" that I've tried.

The tire has a moderate tread pattern.

Testing: sorry, no crash testing. But, riding uphill, wet, steep, paved, fir needles on road surface. I have a lot of troubles breaking loose the rear. The Marathon would also break loose, but generally would give me about 50% traction while spinning. Others would spin like on bearings once they broke loose with 0% traction until the end of the pedal stroke.
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
High mileage, bargain tire: Wiggle | Michelin Lithion 2 Folding Road Tyre | Road Race Tyres

Not the most supple, but rugged and handle fine in the wet.
Wow. Only $15 per tire? If they are half as good as Conti Gatorskin foldable, then they might be a winner. One tire I thought of trying again is Panaracer Tserv. But the price of the 700x25 went up to $40. So no longer a good deal.

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Continental Grand Prix 4 Season Road Clincher

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It is not the tire, but the slick material on the road surface that will crash you.
oil. sand, transmission fluid, White painted lines.
Yes it is the tire the tire I have now is not safe to ride in the rain I was asking what is a good tire for riding in the rain and so on but I did find a nice tire for my bike it's a
Continental Grand Prix 4 Season Road Clincher
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Bontrager "Hard Case" tires are notorious for being treacherous in the wet.
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Thank's I did buy some and the ride was so very nice this bike I bought is so sweet...
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