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name a good all season highway tire for my Allez

Old 04-26-08, 10:45 AM
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name a good all season highway tire for my Allez

Ok, live in southern Arizona and need a good all season tire for my newly purchased Allez triple.

It is all year round biking weather, with some monsoons in the spring/summer and a day or two of snow, but the rest of the year is sun.

I will be riding on the highway and a few local roads (total of 11 miles per day round trip) mostly and the factory tires on the Allez are slicks and am worried about the tires (have already upgraded the tubes) because of a little rough conditions on the roads and the constant sand burrs and goats heads.

I have been looking at the continental 4 season and a few others.

Your recommendations please. I think I will ride on the factory tires for a month until I get the shop here in denver to switch my profile (fit) on the bike to "performance" from the current "comfort" fit and will upgrade the tires at that time.

Also , would like to keep the price to under 300 total for the tires.
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you're screwed with goat heads... gotta go around them.
I haven't heard of a single tyre that doesn't flat on them.
otherwise the slicks handle rain and sand with no problem.
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What size are you looking for? Continental Contacts are what I use for commuting...much more flat resistant than the 4-seasons, but 700x28 is as narrow as they go. Top Contacts are even better, lighter, but much more expensive and again, 700x28 is as narrow as they get.
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Man, those goatheads are the worse...very painful to step on too. I have had excellent luck with Specialized tires.
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I don't think the Allez can go larger than 25c..

Specialized Armadillo tires are one of the very few tires that have a rep
for surviving goatheads. The Roubaix Armadillo Elite 25c Tire sounds like a good choice
if it will fit. The All Condition Armadillo Elite is worth trying if it doesn't fit.
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Specialized All Condition Armadillo Tyre. I had three punctures while commuting to work within about a month so bought these tyres. Was going to get Continental tyres but these got better reviews and I have been extremely pleased with them. £40 pound for the pair, inlcuding inner tubes.
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some people like the Conti Ultra gator skins
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ok guys, thanks for the input.

I will talk with the bike shop and see what they have on hand and what can be ordered. I already upgraded the inner tubes and will be adding the liners as well when I get the new tires.

On my mt. bike it got so bad I put the thorn resistant tubes and a FULL large tube of goo per tire, but when it is a slow leak and on top (when you park the bike) the tire will still leak out. If it is a sidewall, foreget about it on a mt. bike tire.

I had been told by the folks around here (Denver) that the armadillo's were good, but still had a chance to go flat on a really knarly goat head or burr.

I will always look for more input since it will be a month be fore I get the new tires and then ship the bike back to AZ with me when I fly back.

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