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tire recommendations for the $35-$45 price range

Old 08-13-09, 09:00 PM
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tire recommendations for the $35-$45 price range

Michelin PR3's are great, but they are a low durability tire luxury that I can no longer afford. Before PR3s I rode Vredsteins and then Rubino Pro Slicks.

Can I get some recommendations on tires in the $35-$45 range? Durability is important but I'll sacrifice some of that for a good road feel.
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Old 08-13-09, 09:12 PM
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The grand prix 4000s are fantastic tires. But if you're not wanting to spend $60+ on a tire and want a decent, durable tire that is afforable, I've got to recommend the kenda kriterium. Jenson USA has them for $26/ea and they are really nice tires. Good road feel, but not as supple as the top shelf tires. They are durable though - I've got maybe 4000 miles on mine with only one flat. I will probably switch them out soon- not due to them looking worn, but just for peace of mind.
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Old 08-13-09, 09:40 PM
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Anything from PBK. I think GP4000S are still about $40 there. Gatorskins are also nice.
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I picked up Rubino Pros for $51 to my door from PBK. So far they kill my armadillos for road feel. We'll see how they hold up but seems solid so far.
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~2600 miles, still a lot of life let, still no flats.

There is a lot of love here

Most dealers will have the 2010 models in stock. Different tread pattern, more round, new graphics (like the Schwalbe Ultremo), and now availible in white, pink and orange on top of the colors on their site.
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Old 08-13-09, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21
~2600 miles, still a lot of life let, still no flats.

There is a lot of love here

Most dealers will have the 2010 models in stock. Different tread pattern, more round, new graphics (like the Schwalbe Ultremo), and now availible in white, pink and orange on top of the colors on their site.
Any place to check them out online? I've got a black/white color scheme going on with my riding gear and would like to see if these white tires would fit. My stock tires are Kenda Koncept and I just don't feel safe with them after hearing about others with the same tires getting many flats.
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Michelin Krylion and PR3s are both less than $40 at PBK.
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PBK for michelin P3R/Krylion or conti GP4000/Gatorskin

/search
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Originally Posted by mrvrsick
PBK for michelin P3R/Krylion or conti GP4000/Gatorskin

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+1

P3Rs for performance and Gatorskins for training.

You can also find them on eBay for pretty cheap.
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schwalbe durano.

good durability, I put mine on in the winter and am still on them. easy to mount/dismount, pretty supple. only flaw I've seen is with the sidewalls being not as burly as the center of the tire, but that's why they're easy to take on and off, and have a good supple/grippy feel.
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Originally Posted by rumblebelly
Any place to check them out online? I've got a black/white color scheme going on with my riding gear and would like to see if these white tires would fit. My stock tires are Kenda Koncept and I just don't feel safe with them after hearing about others with the same tires getting many flats.
The tires are only availible in bike shops, which is why nobody has heard of them. The 2010 stuff isn't on the website supplied, but it's in shops. When I build my new wheels, I'm putting the '10 Seca RS in white on them.
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Old 08-14-09, 07:20 AM
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This is a no-brainer. GP 4000's at PBK for $39 with shipping (no tax). Great ride and I get at least 3000 miles off them (then another 1000 + trainer miles in the winter).

https://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=Y2080
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Old 08-14-09, 08:34 AM
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For durability, I like Maxxis Re-Fuse tires. They're about $30 bucks and last forever.

Of course, they're not great for racing. I have GP 4000s on my racing wheels.
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Old 08-14-09, 08:49 AM
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+1 on the Krylions, they have been awesome.
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Old 08-14-09, 10:22 AM
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Well you said you've ridden vredesteins before... personally i'm a big fan of them and you can get the tricomps for $40 here https://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/item/VREFAY11
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Old 08-14-09, 10:54 AM
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Thanks for the tips. I just stocked up on black chili gp4000s at $40 each. With any luck, they'll arrive before I need em.
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