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Old 03-17-11, 06:19 AM
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Light weight tires

I am looking to buy a new set of tires and I think I have it narrowed down to two. I'm looking for something light but that is still usable for day to day. The two I am looking at are the Schwalbe Ultremo R.1 and the Veloflex Corsa. Does anyone have experience with these, or would you suggest anything else?
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Those are fast wearing race tires. For day to day, go with something a bit more durable. Conti GP4000S are fairly durable and light. Michelin Krylions are fairly light and long wearing.
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The GP4000s are a good choice for durability (although, personally i don't really dig the look of the Contis, flame away)... but i ride the Schwalbe Ultremo R.1 as a daily tire and they are really sick! Sure you'll spend more b/c you'll have to replace them fairly often, but they ride so well and grip like mad, it's totally worth it to me. Check out the Schwalbe ZX... from what i understand they are just as light and awesome as the R.1 but a bit more durable.
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Vredestein Fortenzza Tri-comp Race. Ive been impressed with the life of the tire and the performance. Awesome tire
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The Conti GP4000 is as close to a do it all tire that I know of.
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Originally Posted by darb85 View Post
Vredestein Fortenzza Tri-comp Race. Ive been impressed with the life of the tire and the performance. Awesome tire
The quality really went downhill a few years ago. You can probably search and find numerous threads on how bad they were with crooked casings and bulges. I read somewhere their sales are about 10% of what they used to be.
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Vredestein Fortenzza Tri-comp Race. Ive been impressed with the life of the tire and the performance. Awesome tire
Yes the only tires I use they ate gteat
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ive had good luck with P3R and mine came in at 195g each
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Thanks for all the comments. I have P3R right now and they have been good tires. The only other tire I have ever tried is the GP4000s and had two sidewalls blow out, so I gave up on them. There are just so many tire choices out there that I thought I would try something else. I'm just trying to find a tire a little lighter than the Michelin that would still be a good day to day tire.
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Originally Posted by tjk23 View Post
tire a little lighter than the Michelin that would still be a good day to day tire.
No such thing.
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I use the Corsa on a set of track wheels and they are great. I think they only make them in 19 or 20mm though (I could be wrong).

On a road bike I've used the Corsa on the front, matched with a Veloflex Black on the back. These are race wheels, not day to day. The front was fine, but the back I'd kill one about every 1,500-2,000km. Regardless great tires for racing - training probably not so much.

GP4000s get my vote for all round do everything.

If you are set on ultralights, Vittoria Diamante Pro slicks, Conti Supersonics are both good.
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Thanks again for the comments. I decided to buy the Veloflex Corsa 22mm and give them a try. I found them at Probikekit for $62 for the pair. Advertised weight is 180 grams. I ordered them on Friday and then had two flats with my Michelins today, I think they know they are going to be replaced.
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