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Old 04-19-09, 08:09 AM
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Tires

I am looking for a new set of clincher tires and can't decide which ones to get. I tend to over analyze purchasing decisions, so I thought I would get some input from BF before I spend like 2 hours thinking about this. Rolling resistance, durability and weight are all equally being factored in. I'm a beginner racer (started this year).

Schwalbe Ultremo (lbs recommended)
Conti 4000s (bicycle magazine recommended)
Vittoria Open Corsa CX
Michelin ProRace 3

They will be going on this bike
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Old 04-19-09, 08:16 AM
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michelin krylion for general use

pro3race is really only for race use, in that they aren't very durable.
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Training: Continental GP4000 (either S/4 season)
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If you tend to over analyze things, then asking about tires on this forum is the worst thing you could have done. You will get so much info to analyze that you'll be lucky if you can ever make a decision.

With that said.....I love my Veloflex tires.
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I agree with Michelin Krylion Carbon... for me it's a great balance of performance and durability.
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Never raced them, but I do like my Rubino Pros.
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Originally Posted by AEO View Post
michelin krylion for general use

pro3race is really only for race use, in that they aren't very durable.
I've used Michelin Pro 2 tires for general riding (and the racing that I did), and they held up well. (Well, the front did! The rear did last a while, though.) I use Lithions for general riding, and they hold up extremely well.
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I think the P3R are not the same as P2R in terms of durability, grip performance and rolling resistance.

but since I don't have P3R on hand, I have no way to prove this theory.

P2R have held up really well for me.
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Here is a vote for the GP4000s.

I find them to be smooth riding and quite supple and quiet over rough pavement. I did a rain ride this morning and not a slip or slide the whole time.
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I'm a fan of Vredestein Fortezza TRicomp.

Of the ones you listed, I'd go Schwalbe Ultremo R or Vittoria Open Corsa CX

I've heard too many bad reports on the Pro 3 Race and I have a set of Conti GP4000s, can't say I'm impressed.
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