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6'3" 200 lbs - Chipseal roads, bullheads. Need good, smooth trainer tire.

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6'3" 200 lbs - Chipseal roads, bullheads. Need good, smooth trainer tire.

Old 09-23-15, 01:01 PM
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6'3" 200 lbs - Chipseal roads, bullheads. Need good, smooth trainer tire.

(Looking for tough but smooth, if that's possible. LOL) - Please give input and preferred tire keeping in mind my weight and road condition. I'm 200lbs, chipseal roads, bullhead thorns.

So far from what others have fpr preferred trainer tire.
CONTINENTAL
Grandprix 4000s (Best) votes-3 (Negatives) votes-2
Grandsport Race (Best) votes-1 (Negatives) votes-0

MICHELIN
Pro4 Endurance (Best) votes-4 (Negatives) votes-0

VITTORIA
Rubino Pro III (Best) votes-1 (Negatives) votes-0



What's your input???

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Old 09-23-15, 01:13 PM
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For smooth rolling, avoid anything labeled gatorskin, armadillo, or other such nonsense. Those tires ride like crap.

From the list you have there, I only have experience with the Continentals, but had lots of success commuting with them and rarely, rarely got a flat.

For thorns, consider finding tubes with a removable valve core and putting an ounce of tubeless sealant in the tubes. It's a lot less heavier than slime or other pre-treated flat preventative tubes you can buy, and works just as well. But expect the sealant to dry up over time, so after a good riding season, you'll probably want to change out the tubes because you will now have a big chunk of dried sealant rolling around in your tube. It's worked well for me.

EDIT: Almost forgot. 25mm tires are the way to go, especially at 200 or so pounds.
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Old 09-23-15, 01:41 PM
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I am using Rubino Pro III's right now. They are great - incredible traction. All of the roads around me were chip sealed this year and the tires are rolling along fine.
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Old 09-23-15, 01:46 PM
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Love love love my Conti Grandsport race tires.
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Originally Posted by series1811 View Post
I am using Rubino Pro III's right now. They are great - incredible traction. All of the roads around me were chip sealed this year and the tires are rolling along fine.
I've been using the Rubino Pro III 25mm for quite some time and have been very happy with the ride, puncture resistance and durability. I switched over to these when Michelin quit making the carbon krylion tires.
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Old 09-23-15, 03:31 PM
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Specialized Roubaix Pro.
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Originally Posted by Bike Rebel View Post
I've been using the Rubino Pro III 25mm for quite some time and have been very happy with the ride, puncture resistance and durability. I switched over to these when Michelin quit making the carbon krylion tires.
Michelin Pro4 Endurance = Krylion.

Btw, Michelin still makes the Krylion tire exclusively for Performance/Nashbar
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Just for clarity, I'll point out there is a substantial difference between a "trainer" tire (which is for use on a stationary trainer) and a "training" tire (which is designed for high mileage and durability on the road).
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I have ridden the Vittoria Zaffora Slicks for 300+ miles in 700x25 and they are a great tire, I have ridden a Continental (I think Grand Sport) 700x25 for 600+ miles and am now on Schwalbe One tubeless tires in 700x23.

The Schwalbe One tires are by far the best ride. I ride chip seal, old pavement, and am a large man (6'3" 360 pounds).
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Panaracer Gravelking in 28 would be my choice.
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Specialized Turbo Pro; 700 x 25 @ $40 & 220g

I ride the 28s on my commuter and LOVE them...
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I just put a set of the Hutchinson Sector 28s on my commuter. I run these tubeless on Stans wheels.

They roll nice, are reasonabely light and handle well.

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