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Old 12-30-12, 10:51 PM
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700 x 25 Red tires

Anyone know where I can find decent 700 x 25 red striped tires? I dig the look of the red striped Forte Pro DC kevlars 700 x 23s on my red FELT F90 but I would like to try 25s for the smoother ride.
I would like a new carbon bike but smoother riding tires under my aluminum frame is more cost effective and I really like my bike anyway.
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Take your pick:

http://www.probikekit.com/us/tyres-t...res_size=93031
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Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
Not a red 25mm in the bunch, only 25mm are black or grey.
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You're pretty much SOL if you're looking for colored 700x25c tires. If I were you, I'd learn to live with black - the functional improvement is worth it, IMO.
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Originally Posted by thill454 View Post
Not a red 25mm in the bunch, only 25mm are black or grey.
Yes, I see. I guess probikekit's filter's don't work that way.

Going at it on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/sch/Tubes-Tires-...nkw=red+700+25

Looks like CST is the only one that makes a regular road tire in a red 700x25 clincher. Given that choice I'd give up on red.
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You'd think that tire manufacturers would make coloured tires in 25s, especially since it seems more and more people are switching to larger tires.
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Originally Posted by YOJiMBO20 View Post
You'd think that tire manufacturers would make coloured tires in 25s, especially since it seems more and more people are switching to larger tires.
Give 'em some time. The popularity of 25mm tires is still kinda new. I mean - Conti just released the 25mm version of their best road clincher (in black only) this year. When the majority start switching to the 25mm bandwagon, I bet you'll start seeing more offerings.
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Originally Posted by MegaTom View Post
Give 'em some time. The popularity of 25mm tires is still kinda new. I mean - Conti just released the 25mm version of their best road clincher (in black only) this year. When the majority start switching to the 25mm bandwagon, I bet you'll start seeing more offerings.
Huh?

I've been riding Conti GP4000s in 25s for at least two years now.
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I use SOMA Everwears 700 x 26 in red. http://www.somafab.com/archives/product/everwear
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Originally Posted by achoo View Post
Huh?

I've been riding Conti GP4000s in 25s for at least two years now.
Released in 2011. I'm truly sorry.
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Originally Posted by TnDiamondback View Post
Anyone know where I can find decent 700 x 25 red striped tires? I dig the look of the red striped Forte Pro DC kevlars 700 x 23s on my red FELT F90 but I would like to try 25s for the smoother ride.
sadly DC Pros are 'history' - not sure but Kenda Kaliente Pro (might be the Forts DC Pro...) comes in red stripe, but 23.
on a minus note - I have a pr of Specialized Mondo Pro II, 23, (red stripe) which I had to take off after a few hundred miles. Riding them is like riding thru wet slurry seal... I usually like specialized tires, but these are ... not good.

based on your weight, airing tires down a bit really helps the 'ride' and usually seems just as fast, if not faster.
at now 170 lbs, I ride my 23s at 95 frt and 100 rr (Conti GP 4000, DC PRO & Vittoria Rubinao Pro SLicks...) at those pressures I don;t really feel much difference between 23 & 25

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Ordered a pair of Conti GP 4000S, 700x25 from PBK this afternoon, I am looking forward to seeing if they are worth all the hype........
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IRC Red storm. pretty cheap too, if you can find them. last time I got them was from icyclesusa.com. Whatever happened to them anyway?
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Kenda makes some cheap, red, 700c x 25. I've got them on my old Canny.

Found them on Amazon. No, they are not high quality tires, but they are very red.
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