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Old 07-08-11, 04:53 PM
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Tire recommendations

I just purchased my first Recumbent, a 2008 RANS Recumbent Stratus XP Aluminum, it has a new set of Schwalbe - Marathon 26x1.5 Tire on a set of Alexrims DA16.

I like to ride distances, and at a good pace on my upright bike. This time of the year I run Conti Grand Prix 4000 on it.

I would like to pull off the Marathon and save them for winter, and put on a faster tire for the summer.

Anybody have any advance to help make my search easier.

Thanks
Tom
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Old 07-08-11, 06:15 PM
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Schwalbe Durano. Great speed, great handling, pretty decent durability.
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Old 07-08-11, 08:18 PM
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If you're cheap like me, you might wanna consider what I'm running on my V3: (Performance) Forte Metro-K 26x1.25 and less than half the price and weight of the Marathon. Kevlar-belted for puncture protection.
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Old 07-11-11, 01:40 PM
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Thanks for the info, now I need to think tire width, and max PSI.
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Old 07-11-11, 07:44 PM
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If road debris is minimal for you and puncture flats aren't a big issue, then Primo Racers in 26x1.25 are also an affordable, light, and relatively fast choice. I've used Primo Racers on my Baron for years. In fact, not to antagonize the Flat Fairie(tm) but I've only ever had one flat on Primos, in tens of thousands of miles.
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Old 07-12-11, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
If road debris is minimal for you and puncture flats aren't a big issue, then Primo Racers in 26x1.25 are also an affordable, light, and relatively fast choice. I've used Primo Racers on my Baron for years. In fact, not to antagonize the Flat Fairie(tm) but I've only ever had one flat on Primos, in tens of thousands of miles.
It should, however, be noted that those rich and famous Baron riders usually have a crew ahead of them sweeping debris off the road and patching potholes as needed.
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Old 07-12-11, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by gcottay View Post
It should, however, be noted that those rich and famous Baron riders usually have a crew ahead of them sweeping debris off the road and patching potholes as needed.
You must be confusing me with some other Baron owner!
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Old 07-13-11, 12:24 AM
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+1 On the Duranos. Good wear, good ride.
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Old 07-29-11, 08:31 AM
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I have had excellent results with Primo Comet on my Stratus LE.
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I, unfortunately, have had bad results with Schwalbe Marathons bulging on the sidewalls (and one was out of round) in the past few months. 3 out of 4 (and in 2 different sizes 406/20 and 305/16). And, I got them in different states too, I don't know what is going on with them. I never ran the Marathons before starting my tour, and always had wonderful results with the Duranos I used to run. I will say I never had a flat on the Schwalbes, but once they started showing the bulge I changed them out.

Right now I'm running Primo Comets (26, 20 and 16 - 16 is on the b*o*b trailer) and getting good results. And they are also half the cost of the Schwalbes.
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Old 08-02-11, 07:59 PM
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+2 on the Durano's
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Old 08-04-11, 10:57 PM
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If you like the Conti Gran Prix 4000, why not try the Conti Ultra Gatorskin on it?
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