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Old 12-13-05, 04:31 PM
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Tires...

Would y'all buy...

Specialized S-Works Mondo...
https://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEqP...jsp?spid=11172
or

Continental GP4000
https://www.conti-tyres.co.uk/conticy...x%204000.shtml
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Old 12-13-05, 05:04 PM
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I would go with the Continenals----But thats just me. I have the 3000.
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Old 12-13-05, 05:12 PM
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+1 on the conti's
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Contis definitely get the "easy" vote... my LBS has them, and though I would have to pay tax, they would probably give me a decent discount and the price would even out.
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I'm gonna have to say Specialized...
Because they're lighter

On that Soloist - you want to go as fast as possible.. lol

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conti
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Old 12-13-05, 10:02 PM
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Throw in the Michelin ProRace!
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I've used the Specialized Mondos for a year and I really like these tires. They roll fast, have good grip on dry roads, have good road feel, and are fairly inexpensive...$29 at lbs. What I don't like is they wear down fast and tend to cut easily. I weigh 185 lbs and I get 1500 miles from my rear tire and about 3000 for the front. I use 105 psi in the front and 115 psi in the rear. I got 5 flats last year on these tires. Two flats were from my spokes poking through the rim tape. The other three were from running over a staple and two from goat head thorns.

I've been running Conti 4000 for about 500 miles and they have good grip on dry surfaces, roll fast, and have a very very supple feel to them. I use 110 psi in the front and 120 psi in the rear. I haven't flatted yet...

The biggest difference I noticed was how much smoother the Conti 4000 rode. I also noticed my wallet was lighter after shelling out $50 per tire at my lbs. I am happier with the Conti 4000, but I wouldn't be sad if I went back to the Mondos.
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Old 12-14-05, 06:55 AM
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Conti's seem to have that "love them or hate them" feeling from most riders. I had an awful experience with the original GP's, but I know guys that swear by them. I'd give them a try and see which camp you fall into. Personally, I ride Vittoria Diamante Pro's and would not give them up.
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Old 12-14-05, 07:03 AM
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Get some Andre Dugast tubulars. 22c of course.
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Well... the contis also come in grey which would compliment my soloist nicely
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