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Is there a good durable tire around 210g

Old 02-04-09, 10:48 AM
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Is there a good durable tire around 210g

I don't race but do want something light and durable and be somewhat puncture resistant. I'm running Specialized Mondo Pro's and I'm not totally happy.
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Old 02-04-09, 10:49 AM
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700 x 23 and I weigh 190 pounds
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Old 02-04-09, 10:50 AM
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Gatorskins, broseph. Enough said.
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Michelin Pro Race - never had a flat on a P2R. Can't comment on the P3R.
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I've been pimping this a lot on the board lately, but Serfas Seca RS.

http://www.serfas.com/product_details.asp?ID=248

You can get it at Universal Cycles for around $35 and at places like REI. Wire bead version is about 295g and $10 cheaper.
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I have personal experience with Continental Gatorskins. They should be on your short list.
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Originally Posted by kwrides View Post
Michelin Pro Race - never had a flat on a P2R. Can't comment on the P3R.
The P2R is a good tire, but not especially puncture resistant, even by Michelin's standards.
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Ultremo r...
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Continental GP4000. Light and durable. Won't be as long lasting as say a Gatorskin but you did say 210 grams. Best tire in that weight IMO. Michelin Pro Race 3 may be just as good but I have never ridden them; still in the same weight range.
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Old 02-04-09, 11:19 AM
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Ultremo R...
I've been thinking about trying those sometime soon...
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I hear krylions are back in stock. I think someone on BF said competitive cyclist have them.

I moved to gatorskins when krylions were removed temporarily from sales. I'm pretty happy with gatorskins, they're more puncture resistant which means more time for me on the bike (and less expense). They not as comfortable as krylion, neither do they hold the road as well.
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Originally Posted by whitemax View Post
Continental GP4000. Light and durable. Won't be as long lasting as say a Gatorskin but you did say 210 grams. Best tire in that weight IMO. Michelin Pro Race 3 may be just as good but I have never ridden them; still in the same weight range.
Make that the "S" ("black chili") model, and I'll agree with you...the regular 4000 models are just too SLOW

Then again, since the OP doesn't race, I'm not sure why he's putting a limit on tire weight...which, by the way, even if you DO race, is not even a consideration I would be concerned with when choosing a tire. Rolling resistance (measured), aerodynamics, grip, and durability/robustness all are WAY more important than weight. I choose based on those other things and the weight of the tire just "is what it is"
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I think it's possible to be a weight weenie and not race. Just my $0.02, though.
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Originally Posted by Fat Boy View Post
The P2R is a good tire, but not especially puncture resistant, even by Michelin's standards.
I have ridden thousands of miles on P2Rs and never flatted. YMMV.

For all the people recommending Gatorskins and Armadillos, they weigh 300 grams or more
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aren't the P3R's supposed to be more puncture resistant than the P2R?
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If puncture resistance is your priority, you can't go wrong with Gatorskins in that weight range (230g for the folding version). Pro Race and GP4000 will give you a better road feel, but significantly less puncture resistance.
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Ultra Gatorskins are back in stock at PBK as of now 9:56am PST. A little pricier than normal from them but still not bad.
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Originally Posted by silkywoods View Post
I don't race but do want something light and durable and be somewhat puncture resistant. I'm running Specialized Mondo Pro's and I'm not totally happy.
Light weight is the antithesis of durable and puncture resistant. You get one or the other. I like Michelin Pro Race 2's, however, they've been replaced with the Pro Race 3's, which I have not tried. Other than that, I do race, but I don't weigh my tires.
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Conti 4000s---fast, durable and reasonably puncture resistant.
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Originally Posted by Skewer View Post
Conti 4000s---fast, durable and reasonably puncture resistant.
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Make that the "S" ("black chili") model, and I'll agree with you...the regular 4000 models are just too SLOW
I've never had experience with them but have considered the black chilis multiple times.
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Originally Posted by silkywoods View Post
aren't the P3R's supposed to be more puncture resistant than the P2R?
no
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I think it's possible to be a weight weenie and not race. Just my $0.02, though.
I say this because I built my Orbea Opal as a WW bike first and contemplated racing much later.
(In which event I used Pro Race 2s.)

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Originally Posted by kwrides View Post
I have ridden thousands of miles on P2Rs and never flatted. YMMV.

For all the people recommending Gatorskins and Armadillos, they weigh 300 grams or more
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YMMV is right. I've been pretty successful on PR2s; I finally found "my" tire, just in time to see the design retired by Michelin .

However, kwrides, the flat tire gods have now just nailed your "WANTED" poster to a tree. I'd bring an extra tube or two on your next few rides.
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