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Old 10-25-12, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by NRZ
They were all 23mm and I've read lots of good things about the 25mm tire with me being around 200 pounds. First ride will be Saturday, wish me luck.

I will say I throuoghly enjoyed the Pro4's. For a race tire they were bulletproof and I maybe had one flat besides the screw incident.
The new trend in pro racing is going toward 25's anyways, plus with the additional weight the bike will be carrying you'll be more than fine.

How did you like the Vitt's Rubino Pro Slicks? I bought a set last year on closeout and just put them on last month and they seem pretty good to me, no flats yet, great handling, smooth riding, but I only have maybe 500 miles on them. What was your opinion of longevity and problems?

I have several bike using Kenda Konstrictors and those tires were great, the one set that wore out had 4200 miles with only 1 flat during that whole time period and only two small cuts. I'm not too brand specific though, I buy whatever I can find on the deepest sale price with high reviews, I can't bring myself to justify spending more than $35 for a tire when I can get $50 to $65 tires for under $35 on sale. I got the Kendas on a closeout sale from $45 to just $19 a piece, and I paid $24 each for the Vitt's.
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Old 10-25-12, 08:20 AM
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Old 10-25-12, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
The new trend in pro racing is going toward 25's anyways, plus with the additional weight the bike will be carrying you'll be more than fine.

How did you like the Vitt's Rubino Pro Slicks? I bought a set last year on closeout and just put them on last month and they seem pretty good to me, no flats yet, great handling, smooth riding, but I only have maybe 500 miles on them. What was your opinion of longevity and problems?

I have several bike using Kenda Konstrictors and those tires were great, the one set that wore out had 4200 miles with only 1 flat during that whole time period and only two small cuts. I'm not too brand specific though, I buy whatever I can find on the deepest sale price with high reviews, I can't bring myself to justify spending more than $35 for a tire when I can get $50 to $65 tires for under $35 on sale. I got the Kendas on a closeout sale from $45 to just $19 a piece, and I paid $24 each for the Vitt's.
I loved the Rubino Pro Slicks. I had little to no problems with them. Minimal flats and when I got them they were easy to change (some tires are horrible to get off the rim). I just like trying new things, especially tires. I want to say I got about 2500 out of them before changing them and I was 235lbs when I started riding so the cuts became the cause for replacement. If I get 2500 miles out of set of tires I'm estactic.

I usually look online, but the LBS is where my best friend works so while I probably paid more I had instant gratifaction and supported a local business. The 25mm was also a spur of the moment decision.
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Old 10-25-12, 03:09 PM
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Old 10-25-12, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by NRZ
Two new Schwalbe Durano's in 25mm width and new cleats for my shoes, they were wayyyyyy past replacing.

I am excited to try the 25mm tires though. I've run through the stock Vittoria Rubino Pro slicks, Schwalbe Ultremo ZX's, Vittoria Zaffaro Pros for winter duty and most recently a set of Michelin Pro4's (3 technically after picking up a screw in the front and needing to replace the tire). They were all 23mm and I've read lots of good things about the 25mm tire with me being around 200 pounds. First ride will be Saturday, wish me luck.

I will say I throuoghly enjoyed the Pro4's. For a race tire they were bulletproof and I maybe had one flat besides the screw incident.
So far I've put 1200 miles on my Durano tire and no flats so far and still in good shape. I have plenty of rocks and glass on commutes, too.
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it's the wave of the future..so, I am drinking the cool aid…plus it will go well with the new bike..

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It's only partly for cycling. I bought an iPod Touch, listen to tunes on the trail, and to snap pics, and video clip. This thing is ridiculously light.






Luvin the panoramic photo feature:



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Old 10-26-12, 08:57 AM
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It's only partly for cycling. I bought an iPod Touch, listen to tunes on the trail, and to snap pics, and video clip. This thing is ridiculously light.






Luvin the panoramic photo feature:

I switched from my iPhone 4 to a Galaxy S3. I'm a techy guy so I think both phones are fantastic and each have their advantages. But the one thing I immediately miss about my iPhone was the music. Apple has hands down the best music management software and ease of use. I would def buy this touch just to not use my phones music player. The new generation looks fantastic
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Old 10-26-12, 09:07 AM
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it's the wave of the future..so, I am drinking the cool aid…plus it will go well with the new bike..

Looks nice. Let us know how the 386 works out.
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Old 10-26-12, 09:07 AM
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Old 10-26-12, 04:56 PM
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I'm not too excited about these, but we'll see. Coudln't fork out the 100+ on GP's or gatorskins and needed something quickly as my current wheels were falling apart. Picked these up at my local performance. Was sold on the "Armor Clad Technology. We'll see. Who knows, maybe they'll work for me
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Old 10-26-12, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by cvall91
I switched from my iPhone 4 to a Galaxy S3. I'm a techy guy so I think both phones are fantastic and each have their advantages. But the one thing I immediately miss about my iPhone was the music. Apple has hands down the best music management software and ease of use. I would def buy this touch just to not use my phones music player. The new generation looks fantastic
I agree. I have both and they each have their perks. The S3 is all about cutting edge hardware, and cool features. The iPhone/iPod is all about great apps and a sleek OS. A lot of people argue over it like it's a religion. The way I see it, people should just try both, and stick to what they appreciate the most.
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Old 10-26-12, 05:10 PM
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Old 10-26-12, 05:26 PM
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Old 10-26-12, 05:52 PM
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Old 10-26-12, 07:05 PM
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2 Avid 160mm HSX rotors and an Ultega12-30 cassette for the Volagi. (And finished the triple conversion last evening). I also wound up double-ordering 6 GP 4 Seasons tires from Wiggle for a total of 4 -25mm and 8-28mm. I now have at least a 2 year supply of tires and a ton of the incredibly heavy tubes that Wiggle throws in.
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Old 10-26-12, 07:49 PM
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Old 10-26-12, 08:12 PM
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I switched from my iPhone 4 to a Galaxy S3. I'm a techy guy so I think both phones are fantastic and each have their advantages. But the one thing I immediately miss about my iPhone was the music. Apple has hands down the best music management software and ease of use. I would def buy this touch just to not use my phones music player. The new generation looks fantastic
I'm a tech guy and apple critic that switched from a galaxy s to a 4s. On paper it could be considered a downgrade but I have been very pleased. The smaller size and simplicity is almost a welcome experience. I deal with system configuration and testing for 9 hours a day so I don't mind apple's restrictive but stable environment. Samsung was consistently slow with pushing updates and every one had large issues. At this point, I would only switch back to android if I could get a clean android install without an mfg overlay.

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Old 10-26-12, 09:37 PM
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Old 10-26-12, 09:43 PM
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Old 10-26-12, 10:23 PM
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