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Tires? Which Tires?

Old 11-27-10, 09:34 AM
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Wanted to see what tires are being used.

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rubber ones.
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Because this information hasn't been covered in a metric s***-ton of threads already, and we didn't just do this last week, the most popular tire is one of the following:

Continental GP-4000s

Michelin Pro3 Race

Vittoria Rubino Pros

Probably some others that I missed, but a search should reveal everything you ever wanted to know and more.
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Tastes great.
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Just as an interesting note, of the three listed, Vittoria is the one that does not make auto tires, and I think, is not a public company.
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Don't know about everyone else but since I got GP-4000s I have not had a flat...
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I am so sorry that I posted a thread that had been covered so much. Wens, just go ahead and delete this thread if you have the power. I did do a search, but evidently I didn't do it the right way and saw nothing specific. Go ride!
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Originally Posted by Jakedatc
rubber ones.
Round ones.
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In a different thread someone posted as to how the Pasela non-TG rides so much livelier than the TG. That's pretty subject, I suspect, but I'm willing to read opinions (since it is pertinent to the "What tires?" question).
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I keep seeing the Continental GP-4000s as a top recommended tire and started looking for some in 700x25. Amazon seems to have the "black chili" ones in that size (here) but Continental's own website says only in 700x23 (see bottom of this page). Anyone know the truth? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by recreationman
I am so sorry that I posted a thread that had been covered so much. Wens, just go ahead and delete this thread if you have the power. I did do a search, but evidently I didn't do it the right way and saw nothing specific. Go ride!
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...t-Tires-to-get

On the second page. You didn't even need to search, most recent post was 11-25. It covers just about everything you're likely to find in this thread.
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I guess I'll take the blame wens provided the link and oh my! 8 pages???? Geez! Had I known, I would have NEVER started this. I've tried to delete my post by erasing the original, but I get the message that my post is too short. I just want it to GO AWAY!
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ask razor. he has done an in-depth survey with analyses and testimonials. it led to 3 suicides by the end.
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I love to check in every once in a while to this user friendly part of the forum. What a chuckle to see the folks that actually own the forum smite the unworthy vermin that dare ask a question that has ever been asked before. Ride on Wens! you asswipe.
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Originally Posted by recreationman
I guess I'll take the blame wens provided the link and oh my! 8 pages???? Geez! Had I known, I would have NEVER started this. I've tried to delete my post by erasing the original, but I get the message that my post is too short. I just want it to GO AWAY!
Please, relax.

Roll with it.

You aren't the first and you aren't gonna be the last.

You ever get hazed? Think of this as that.

BTW, Welcome to the 41.

If you have any sense of humor you'll realize we're laughing at you. You'll get your chance on some new guy in less than two weeks.
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And BTW, here is the BEST tire thread:

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...d-Racing-Tires

And for WIW, Conti 4000s are my choice hands down for road riding. Great tires.

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Originally Posted by Razor From KC
Oh god, Not another " What Tires should i buy" thread..
You are such a piece of work!

At least he doesn't require ugly and cheap.
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Originally Posted by Razor From KC
Ooh! Ooh! One more page and little missy will have to hang it up!
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Vredestein Fortenzza Tri Comps get now great.
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@ahsposo, it doesn't seem your link is working correctly.
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Originally Posted by opengun
@ahsposo, it doesn't seem your link is working correctly.
Thanks, I think it's fixed now. Must have fat-fingered it somehow...
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Buying tires is not rocket science. All I do is shop at a several on line stores for largest percentage off, closeouts or discontinued tires. Find a good tire at a good price and check the reviews on other web sites. Just last spring I purchased a set of Kenda Konstrictors that sold for $40 for only $18 a piece at JensonUSA; I bought a pair and rode them for a 3 weeks, and liked them so much I bought 3 more pair. My original pair now have 1800 miles on them and look like they should last at least another 1000, and so far no flats. In fact I only got one cut on one tire which did not penetrated the belts, but I did fill the cut with Superglue and put a tire boot under it to be safe.

I use to buy expensive tires, but then they would fail prematurely and then I would feel like I got ripped off. Seems kind of odd to spend about half the cost of an car tire only to have the tire last about 2% of the life of a car tire!!! So now I look for big discounted prices on bicycle tires. An $18 tire failing at 1,500 miles is still better then a $40 tire failing at 2,000 miles, or a $70 tire failing at 3,000 miles!

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Originally Posted by retnav94
I love to check in every once in a while to this user friendly part of the forum. What a chuckle to see the folks that actually own the forum smite the unworthy vermin that dare ask a question that has ever been asked before. Ride on Wens! you asswipe.
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