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Lightest tire under $40?

Old 05-25-11, 10:44 AM
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Lightest tire under $40?

What about <30$? 20?
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Puncture resistant, Clincher, Tubular, 23/25/28, 700 or 650, brand specific, experiences with brands (those you like/do not like), colors, what type of riding/racing/commuting, pavement, chip seal, gravel, track?

Specificity sir. We need details.
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I'm assuming 700x23 clincher since very few specifics were given....

Hutchinson Atom Comp is $30 at PB - and they're running a 15% off everything right now so $25.49/tire isn't bad. https://bit.ly/iYByGe

I race on 'em. Not sure if I'd use them for daily riding tires, but they seem plenty tough and are light. I like them a lot so far.
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700x23 is correct assumption.
just realized I can go to over to Weight Weenies and search those tires, although some user feedback for a lightweight all-purpose/ training tire would be nice. I ride conti ultra sport usually, and don't want to switch to a tire that flats all the time, but thinking that shaving some grams would make for a little faster wheel. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by max5480
700x23 is correct assumption.
just realized I can go to over to Weight Weenies and search those tires, although some user feedback for a lightweight all-purpose/ training tire would be nice. I ride conti ultra sport usually, and don't want to switch to a tire that flats all the time, but thinking that shaving some grams would make for a little faster wheel. Thanks.


There aren't too many roadie tire questions that don't end with Conti GP4000 as the answer. Definitely less than $50 at PBK and/or with typical discounts. Great tires!

Besides, lighter tires aren't really going to be that much faster, especially factoring in the 0mph average speed while fixing flats.
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I spent less than $40 on my Conti Supersonics - which combined with a Supersonic tube weigh less than a GP4000. Granted, I only use those on my race wheels.
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Vittoria Diamante Pro Light weighs about 175g each tire. However, they are thin and only last half as long (or less) as tires that are in the 200g-220g range.
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I've been using Panaracer Evo 3s for training. They're about 210g. I'd race on them.
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Michelin Pro3, at 200g. I'm running a pair of these on my American Classic's and love the feel....


$80 shipped for a pair.
https://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-PAIR-MICHELI...item3a664df1e5
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