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Old 01-05-15, 09:19 PM
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Pics and opinions on colored tires?

I am thinking of adding some new tires, namely the Michelin Pro4 Endurance. They offer these with a blue sidewall, and I'm debating going with these to match the blue accents of my 2013 Fuji Sportif 1.3c.
I would appreciate any feedback or opinions, and pics of your bike with color matched tires would be even better!
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Gum/tan wall or just black... or ride the rims.
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I go in for flash/style/bling/whatevayacallit, but colored tires are usually just too much...and often look dated to me. I run all-blacks.
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Black is a color.
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B/W frame but matched to bar tape for some color

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My son has 23's with red sidewalls. He's about 165. Likes the feel and performance. I just ordered black sidewall 25's for under $30 @ ProBike.
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Originally Posted by RoadTire View Post
My son has 23's with red sidewalls. He's about 165. Likes the feel and performance. I just ordered black sidewall 25's for under $30 @ ProBike.
I'm clearly out of my league in this discussion, because I've never even considered the connection between rider weight and sidewall color. I can't even get my mind around it now that I have.

And on top of that, one has to add layers of casing width and cost in order to understand colored tires?

My mind is blown!
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
I'm clearly out of my league in this discussion, because I've never even considered the connection between rider weight and sidewall color. I can't even get my mind around it now that I have.

And on top of that, one has to add layers of casing width and cost in order to understand colored tires?

My mind is blown!
We all know red is faster, everyone who cares about color is young and weighs 165 or less, and this is the 41.


If you really need a deeper explanation so you can sleep tonight, this is the 41. I'm bragging because I just purchased tires cheap. It's my civil duty to provide more information than the OP asked for, relevant or not.


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Originally Posted by RoadTire View Post
We all know red is faster, everyone who cares about color is young and weighs 165 or less, and this is the 41.


If you really need a deeper explanation so you can sleep tonight, this is the 41. I'm bragging because I just purchased tires cheap. It's my civil duty to provide more information than the OP asked for, relevant or not.


You ok now?
Lol.....thanks.
I just checked out Probike....good deals on all the tires there.
And for the record, Im way past young, and just broke 200 on my way down from 217. When I get to 180, I'll order 23's and paint my bike red!!
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Black is a color.
Black is the absence of color.
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Do it! Come on! DO IT!!!



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This bike has A LOT going on.
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It's good until you get a sidewall cut, trashing one of the tires, & a matching one is not available.

Then you have that awkward, mismatched look & you're not sure if it's kind of cool, or hideous.
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Black tires are more readily available at discounted prices online. Stay with black and put the color elsewhere on the bike. Not every part need to be colored.
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Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
B/W frame but matched to bar tape for some color

Super-flashy bikes aside, rather than matching frame paint, I think this is a more interesting application of colored sidewall tires - add color to an otherwise black/white/gray bike.
I've got something similar - Pro4 tires in yellow on the bike that's matte, all 'natural' cf (dark gray) with medium gray branding and accents. There's a yellow Mavic label on the bottom of the pedals, but that's it for color. (Fancy wheels have similar yellow Mavic label, but black tires)

By the way, OP, is your bike mostly white, or mostly black? It might make a difference. Also, it should be easy enough to photoshop....

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Originally Posted by pepsiblue View Post
I am thinking of adding some new tires, namely the Michelin Pro4 Endurance. They offer these with a blue sidewall, and I'm debating going with these to match the blue accents of my 2013 Fuji Sportif 1.3c.
I would appreciate any feedback or opinions, and pics of your bike with color matched tires would be even better!
They never work out as well as you think... stay black.
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Do it! Come on! DO IT!!!



I read some books that have less words than this.
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They never work out as well as you think... stay black.
Yeah.... Some blue Miche's came with my Klein. Nice color, but it really wasn't bright enough to stand-out much or even be noticeable- and even less so as the tires aged. That being said though, I'm thinking of getting a set of gray ("silver") GP4000's for my red(with white accents) Venge. (I really wish they'd make all-gray (light shade) tires for bicycles. They seem to have them for wheelchairs (Darn cripples get all the good stuff! )
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Please ignore the crunchy old Trek but here it is with your Michelin Krylions in red:

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I'm rocking this yellow tire, but I wouldn't go out in public with it.

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Red Pro4's on a flat black bike with red/black seat. I once had a kid at a race tell me he liked my tires. Other than that, they roll just like the black ones
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They never work out as well as you think... stay black.
Based on observation only, I would have to agree with that colored tires only look good for a hand full of rides, then...
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