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Old 02-26-10, 08:50 PM
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bike tires

hello
i was wonder what tipe of bike tire do you recomend for a clincher wheel that is both fast and has good grip
thanks
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Old 02-26-10, 08:52 PM
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Old 02-26-10, 09:13 PM
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Michelin PR3
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Old 02-26-10, 09:26 PM
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Tires, as with almost everything else in cycling, are highly subjective pieces of equipment. What works for one rider may not work for another. Personally, I ride Conti Gatorskins because I don't get a lot of punctures. The ride is OK at best. There is not a "best tire." It's all bias. Ride a few and figure out what you like best.
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Old 02-26-10, 09:41 PM
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Vred's. Next question.
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Vittoria open corsa EVO CX.
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i prefer tires that are round, and made of rubber. stay away from those square tires made of teflon; they get flats waaay too easy.
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Old 02-26-10, 11:07 PM
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If you want something a little cheaper than the PR3's, Michelin Lithion tires seem to be pretty good.
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Originally Posted by jwible View Post
Vittoria open corsa EVO CX.
+1 Also, Vittoria Diamante Pro and Conti 4000
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<3 Conti GP 4000S
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Originally Posted by zatopek View Post
+1 Also, Vittoria Diamante Pro and Conti 4000
I had a Diamante Pro that had a tread misallignment. Looked like when the tread was applied to the casing the casing was fully in line so there was a noticeable bump -- especially on rollers or the trainer. No problems with other Vittoria's though.
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Michelin Krylions.

Made in Thailand now, yes, in an "a la carte" factory (you can select how much of each compound stuff you want on what casing).

However, Michelin wanted to keep the tires the same. They brought their own machines from France to Thailand, they use their own compounds. Krylions use the same base casing as the PR3, they just add more layers under the tread and use thicker/tougher rubber. In order to make sure the factory makes the tires properly, Michelin even bought a significant portion of ownership of the factory to make sure the tires are made properly.

I've raced, placed, won field sprints on (French-made) Krylions in the last year or two, once in the rain.

Same Thailand factory makes, among other tires, Vittorias and Bontragers. I didn't know this earlier this year, my team is sponsored by a shop that carries Bontrager, and I just placed an order for Bontragers. But I wanted to get Krylions

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