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Old 07-10-14, 02:28 PM   #1
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Monster miles on a set of tires....

Last year my wife and I purchased a couple of Giant Escape RX 0's in Jan. The original set of tires lasted about 1800 miles on the rear and 2800 on the front. I replaced them with another set which ended up with a little more miles. So around 6 k I took Dunbar's advice and purchased a set of 700x28 Continental Grand Prix 4-seasons tires. The msrp was $79.00 but found them on Amazon for $48.53. Good deal but still more than twice the cost of the Giant OMEs. These tires weigh in much less than that of the original Giant ones. I put a little over 2000 miles on the bike and bought a couple of new Giant Escape RX Composites. The LBS swapped the set of CGP4s to my the composite as I really like the tires and they put the new Giant ones on the RX0 for resale. So my new bike had a set of tires with 2k miles on them before I put even a mile on the new bike. OK, now this I would NOT believe if it hadn't really happened to me.... Today after putting a little over 4,000 miles on the new bike......that's over 6,000 miles total, I had to replace the REAR tire. The front appears to be able to add a couple of more thousand miles on before replacement is needed. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
For me these tires represent true value and the fact that I they made it all those miles without flatting is a plus So if you are looking for a good tire for your hybrid look no further than the Grand Prix 4-Seasons.

Oh, btw I'm not really a light weight.... weighting in around 200 lbs. Tires always inflated to the max 110psi for the 28s.

Here is the rear tire with over 6k miles on it:

The new one:

The front one currently at 6k miles:
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Old 07-10-14, 02:36 PM   #2
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Wow. Thanks for sharing. Definitely something to remember when it's time to go tire shopping.
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Thanks for that info.

Looks like my future bikes will shod with Schwalbe & Continental tyres for sure.
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The rear looks terrible, but it's amazing it lasted for that long lol . I have same luck with Vittoria Rubinos (28 @115PSI), carrying over 300lbs of total weight. They are around $25-$30. They are still round ( no flat spot) after 3-4k miles. I'm really happy with them, but I don't want to push my luck, so I'm replacing them each year before my first big ride. Thanks for sharing!
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I got 5900 miles out of a set of Bonty HC Lites (28mm). Then moved the fr>rr for another 3k. Durability was their only quality.

What do you think riding @ MAX PSI does for your tires???
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