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Old 05-30-07, 07:10 PM
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Looking for some red tires

i heard really bad things about the conti ultrasports and how they dont go in the rims easily, and since this will be me changing a tire on my own for the first time i dont need any extra hassle. I found some red Michelin Speedium's on nashbar. Anyone run these or suggest something else? Im not looking to spend a whole lot.

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...20to%20700x28c
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Old 05-30-07, 07:19 PM
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Vittoria Rubino Pros come recommended by lots of people, and come in red.
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The ultrasports are great.

PS Your LBS probley has some for you to look at personally.
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Old 05-30-07, 07:42 PM
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Anything with the brand Michelin on them will be tighter than *****. The Vittorias previously mentioned are bad enough, but they look good and are pretty good tires. Hutchinson has red sidewalls, too, but they cut easy. Sooner or later, you have to nut up to tough tires. They're a fact of life. Practice at home rolling the tires on and learning the technique. You need to be ready.

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Old 05-30-07, 07:47 PM
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I just got Yellow Speediums..they went on pretty easy..'cept that they come folded and it was kinda funny to get them on..but yeah they're alrite if you're not going to be participating in the longest skid competition everyday..
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Old 05-30-07, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric Hanus
I found some red Michelin Speedium's on nashbar. Anyone run these or suggest something else? Im not looking to spend a whole lot.
I run the red Speediums on my Bianchi Pista. I run a front brake but do a bit of skidding. For the price, they've held up really well IMO.

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...how they dont go in the rims easily
I don't know if this is the same issue but if you do get them shipped they ship them flat and it makes it really tough sometimes to get them onto the rim. The method I ended up using was cut a few strips of electrical tape to hold them in place and "in the round" until you can work your way all the way around and get the tire in place enough to hold itself.
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Old 05-30-07, 08:43 PM
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I picked up some Speediums from Performance in red for $10.99/each. I'm just running the front now so I can learn to skid and wear out my Kenda's.
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Old 05-30-07, 08:49 PM
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too bad I can't find a 650 in red under 40
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I like my Speediums a lot. You can't go wrong for under 12 dollars. They were pretty tight to put on but it just takes some willpower.
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Old 05-31-07, 06:40 PM
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yah i think im going with the speediums, but ill see how good i am at changing it.
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Serfas Seca FPS.. I have one on my road bike, and it's nice and smooth, good looking, and really easy to skid on, which might mean it'll last.
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This guy (Jim Langley) makes putting tyres on/off way too easy:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...&q=flat%2Btire
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...&q=flat%2Btire
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Originally Posted by scotland

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!!!!

the vittoria rubinos are cheap and last quite a while but there's no tread in the middle so theyre a bit slippery in the wet. otherwise no complaints.
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Old 06-02-07, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by danish
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!!!!
whats so bad?
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Old 06-02-07, 12:33 AM
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I really like my Rubino Pros. The folding bead is surprisingly easy to mount and I've never flatted due to anything else other than my own stupidity.
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Originally Posted by Boss Moniker
Serfas Seca FPS.. I have one on my road bike, and it's nice and smooth, good looking, and really easy to skid on, which might mean it'll last.
these tires ****ing suck.
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Originally Posted by canice
these tires ****ing suck.
Right, suspiciously easy to skid on. Either means it's really durable or really thin/soft or something. Must be the latter.
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