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Old 04-14-18, 10:12 PM
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Which wheel to use on my road bike?

what tire would you use? continental gatorskins or continental 4000?price isn't an issue.

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It would depend on where and how you intend to ride. If I was looking for speed and there is a lack of flat causing debris on the routes I ride, the 4k. If it is a slower pace and flats from debris could be more common, the Gatorskin.
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I'd go for the GP 4000 S II. I've already ridden 700x23 and x25 tires with minimal or no puncture shield and had only a couple of puncture flats. Some of our roads are pretty bad, with broken glass littering roads near bars, and construction debris. But as much as I dislike fixing flat tires, I'd rather not ride on lead filled garden hose tires every day to protect against something that happens only every once in awhile.
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If you're coming from slow tires like I was when I first started riding, Gatorskins will seem fine. As soon as you get a taste of something faster, then they will feel horrible (which is what I suspect canklecat was alluding to). I got a puncture in my front GP 4000s II on the very first commute I did with them, but I got home fine and it only went flat overnight. Haven't had any trouble since while running 700x28 in the rear, but I did replace the front with a Michelin Pro 4 Endurance 700x23 because I wanted fender clearance. The Michelin has been reported by numerous posters as having better puncture resistance.
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I use GP 4 Seasons, best of both!
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"lead-filled garden hose."

Fairly expressive.
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It depends on the temperature outside--I'd hate to have to fix a flat on the side of the road when it's -10.
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gp4000 1st choice,

however

Michelin Pro4 endurance if you want flat protection.

I'd sooner ride a schwalbe Marathon tour tire than a gatorskin.
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ride both, one on the front and the other on the back. Makes sense? Then switch after a month or so. Then come back and tell us what you think.
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Michelin Pro4 Endurance or Service Course. Less than the Conti and just as good.
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Alright thanks for the input and the info about what you like what you dont like. I'm thinking I might go with the Continental 4000 they just look thicker and more dense of a tire all together then the gatorskin tires.
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Veloflex tubular is my favorite, but they also come as clinchers.

Seriously, you should try 'em.

If thicker and denser is the objective you must be in goathead country.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
"lead-filled garden hose."

Fairly expressive.
My preferred for the Gator family is "rolls like a Lego brick." But I also like lead-filled garden hose... though that seems to imply speed is available under some conditions.
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continental with a liner for those thorn heavy areas.
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GP 4000 SII's would be my choice. I went to 4k's from gatorskins and haven't looked back. They ride smoother due to more supple casings, they are faster, and grip better. My only flats I had with them so far were due to a bad tube valve and due to the seam of a latex tube.
The Gatorskins lasted longer, I'll give them that. But they rode much harsher and transferred road vibrations more to the bike.
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Which rim brand is better of these two (rimtech or magic module e)? I have both and wanted to use the better of the two on my bike.
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Originally Posted by Dustin sterling
Which rim brand is better of these two (rimtech or magic module e)? I have both and wanted to use the better of the two on my bike.
Never heard of either so probably neither unless you are talking Mavic Module E which is an old vintage rim. HED, DT Swiss, Velocity, H+Son, WTB, Mavic, Sun Ringl all make excellent or at least quite decent rims.

For tires I am digging Vittoria Open Corsa G+ tires on my road bike but I am also running Challenge open tubulars on other bikes and loving them. If I was going in a more flat prone area often especially in poorer weather conditions Gators would be my top choice but I value a killer ride and the bike doesn't often go out in rain as I have other bikes with fenders for that task.
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GP4000 II's. heavy rider on trail and road. Never had a problem.

If I were going to go for a puncture resistant tire, I'd go with the Gator Hard Shell. A bit heavier than the Gatorskin but more durable ime.

Depending on how you depend to use the tire.
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You power levwls could be a factor too , the regular 32mm gtr skns felt just as fast as 25mm gp4000 but the hardshells felt a tad slower.
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I ended up going with the 4000s.
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