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looking for yellow sidewall tire. Help with options

Old 10-30-15, 04:35 PM
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looking for yellow sidewall tire. Help with options

I was lucky enough to find the last pair of continental GP4000S ii tires in yellow at my bike shop (Possibly in the state or Oregon!) With the winter coming, its time to take off the summer wheels and throw on my winter wheels, but I'm wanting another set of tires that will be durable and also have a yellow sidewall. I DO NOT want a yellow center. Looking for yellow sidewall with standard black center.

have only seen a couple options and those seem to be race style tires that will most likely leave me on the side of the road with every ride replacing tubes. Vitorria open corsa pro or veloflex tires would be the look I'm after, but must be more durable. Need a 700x23 CLINCHER



Looking to replace these tires and have the same look.

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EDIT: Whoops, yellow sidewall only! Now I got it. Never mind this post

Maybe the Maxxis Detonator? Detonator | Maxxis Tires USA

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someone recommended michelin pro 4 endurance tires. have yet to do any research on these, but are these much better than the pro 4 race? I haven't used anything from michelin since the pro 3 because I was tired of being stuck on the side of the road fixing flats.
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CyclOps indoor trainer tire with the center stripe Sharpied black?
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Michelin Lithion 2: Michelin Lithion 2 Clincher Road Tyre Sports & Leisure | ProBikeKit.com

No experience with them so can't help there.
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Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
someone recommended michelin pro 4 endurance tires.
I like 'em quite a lot -- almost as much puncture resistance as gatorskins, but much much nicer ride.

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Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
someone recommended michelin pro 4 endurance tires. have yet to do any research on these, but are these much better than the pro 4 race? I haven't used anything from michelin since the pro 3 because I was tired of being stuck on the side of the road fixing flats.
Michelin pro 2 were good, pro 3 were frail... so much so that I actually switched to conti GP4000S for a while, but the pro4 tires are great. I do think the endurance version 99% as nice riding as the pro4 service course, but they're sturdier.

Buy 'em in bulk from England... $30 a pop.
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I've been quite happy with Michelin Pro4 Endurance - as a matter of fact, have yellow sidewalls on a set of wheels right now.
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Here is an option if you are open to it Vittoria Open Pave CG Tyre, TYRES ROAD/TRI/TRACK FOLDING Not yellow, not 23mm but this is the classic Euro winter tire. Will have a great cool factor for those in the know. The green with red hubs will give an appropriate "seasonal" look as a bonus.
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I've been quite happy with Michelin Pro4 Endurance - as a matter of fact, have yellow sidewalls on a set of wheels right now.
I've tried the Pro4 Service course (loved them but burned down to the threads in 1600 miles), and am now using the Pro4 Endurance v2. Pro4 Service Course are true "color wall" tires, in that it's the actual tire wall that has the color (mine were blue), the Endurance have colored strips offset from the centre black strip. They don't look as good as the Service Course tires IMHO, they are cheaper though and apparently the rolling resistance on the V2 version is as good as the original Pro4 SC tire.

I got 2 flats on the rear SC tires in that 1600 miles.
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Serfas Seca RS. I've used these for training and racing in the past and they have been great.

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Either Nashbar or Performance had a Vittoria Open Corsa with yellow wall on sale a few days ago.
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What is the difference between a summer wheel/tire and a winter wheel/tire? Is the pavement harder or something when November rolls around?
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What is the difference between a summer wheel/tire and a winter wheel/tire? Is the pavement harder or something when November rolls around?
with all the grime, dirt and crap on the wet roads, the wheels get much more dirty. When you use your brakes with all that on the pads and wheel with a carbon brake surface, it can wear down the surface quicker. For longevity of my carbon wheels, I switch them out with my training/bad weather wheels this time of year.
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Some tires also have much better rain traction. Vittoria open pave is good for winter for that reason while their otherwise amazing open corsa is not.
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edit - I see you said something durable.

I'd just order more Conti 4000 S ii in yellow.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
Michelin pro 2 were good, pro 3 were frail... so much so that I actually switched to conti GP4000S for a while, but the pro4 tires are great. I do think the endurance version 99% as nice riding as the pro4 service course, but they're sturdier.

Buy 'em in bulk from England... $30 a pop.
+1

BTW, if you don't have room for 28mm tires, DO NOT try PRO4 Endurance 25mm tires on wide hoops. The 25mm PRO4 E tires I have on 23mm Kinlins measure 27.8mm.
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
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BTW, if you don't have room for 28mm tires, DO NOT try PRO4 Endurance 25mm tires on wide hoops. The 25mm PRO4 E tires I have on 23mm Kinlins measure 27.8mm.
All moot because Pro4s don't come in yellow in any size other than 23mm.

FYI my 23mm Pro4 End v2s on Velocity Deep-V rims measure..... 23mm!

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Originally Posted by dr_lha View Post
FYI my 23mm Pro4 End v2s on Velocity Deep-V rims measure..... 23mm!
FYI the 25mm PRO4 E tires I have on 23mm Kinlins measure 27.8mm.
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Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
FYI the 25mm PRO4 E tires I have on 23mm Kinlins measure 27.8mm.
Right, but as I said, that's not relevant because the 25mm don't come in YELLOW!
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Originally Posted by dr_lha View Post
Right, but as I said, that's not relevant because the 25mm don't come in YELLOW!
You might notice that the poster I quoted was speaking about the durability of the tires. That was what I was confirming. Adding the tire size information was to help anyone considering PRO4 E 25mm tires.

I'm truly sorry if adding that information offended you in some way.

BTW, yellow tires are ugly.
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