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Old 04-05-08, 04:31 PM
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soma everwear tires

Any reviews or opinions about the soma everwear tires? Heard the sidewalls blow out, and that they have poor construction.
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Old 04-05-08, 04:35 PM
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they are probably the most durable tire for skipping and skidding you can find. I havent heard anything about poor construction or sidewall blowouts.
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Old 04-05-08, 04:40 PM
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ran 1700miles on mine. both are squared off completely and sidewall is just starting to show some cracking but still running fine. I've had maybe 5 flats so far and been pretty pleased. If you don't keep your PSI up your sidewalls will fail from what I've seen but keep them up and your fine as I have been. I will say that they are heavy and I don't really like the compound on cornering very much. But, if you plan on skidding a good amount, i.e. you're new to fixed I'd go with them and then when you get over the novelty of skidding switch to a lighter harder tire. but overall I've been pleased just won't do them again because I am over skidding every time I have to slow down.
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Old 04-05-08, 04:43 PM
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for the money i'd rather have gatorskins. last awhile, ride nicer, never had a problem with them.
everwears blew out at the sidewall for me. i ride 100-120psi typically.
if i'm paying for tires i usually opt for serfas seca in the rear though. these days a certain shop hooks up the free, slightly used tires though.
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Old 04-05-08, 05:20 PM
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if you're down for skidding you'll be fine with them. they'll probably last you twice as long as a 20 dollar tire, so that'll work.
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Old 04-05-08, 05:31 PM
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I really need to convince my LBS to get better **** than vittoria zaffiros....
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Old 04-05-08, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by hudsong View Post
I really need to convince my LBS to get better **** than vittoria zaffiros....
what about eh vittoria rubino pro???
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Old 04-06-08, 07:02 AM
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they're good. i've been getting mine used from another member on here and i still haven't blown out the first one. sidewalls are okay so far. solid tire.
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Old 04-07-08, 12:05 AM
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I had cracks in my sidewalls after a month. They ride like ****. Cornering sucks hard. But, hey, you can skid on them a ton and not worry about them. I'm pretty happy with my gatorskins now though. Much better ride and cornering.
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Old 04-07-08, 08:04 AM
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There is no constancy in skids. Too grippy, then no grip. I have been riding them for 3 months though.
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Old 04-07-08, 08:35 AM
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My LBS just told me that gatorskins wont last any longer than Vittoria Zaffiros... is this bs?
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Old 04-07-08, 01:30 PM
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vittoria randoneurs are long lasting and skid nicely. heavy but worth it.
 
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i hear they are the best for skidding/skipping...so if thats what ur looking for, id recomend them
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Old 04-07-08, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by hudsong View Post
My LBS just told me that gatorskins wont last any longer than Vittoria Zaffiros... is this bs?
i like gatorskins alot. imho they last longer (25c that i used) than my 25c armadillos
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Neither of the guys at the shop really ride fixed, and I get the feeling they think it's a ludicrous fad every time I go in there, so it's not the best spot for info.
Thanks!
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Mine just started showing small cracks on the sidewall where it meets the rim. No signs of them being skidded through yet though. I will be changing them to gatorskins soon because I don't really like the idea of having cracks on the sidewall, even if cosmetic.
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Old 06-06-08, 04:55 PM
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i was riding along one day with my gatorskins and something sliced through my rear gator and tube like a brand new razorblade. i jerry rigged it with a dollar bill and made it to my buddy's house where he had a nice new everwear waiting for me. that was 3 months ago and i have never had a flat (knock on wood). i sometimes skid, but barely ever. so far the tire has been great, and i like the little bit of flair the red stripe adds to my all black bike. if only gatorskins had a similar stripe.
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Old 06-06-08, 08:05 PM
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at 34 skid patches the secas last me about a week and everwears last about 2 maybe 3. im onto armadillos right now and hoping they will last somewhat longer but im yet to find a cheap tire that lasts for a while
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Old 06-06-08, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ssspenser View Post
at 34 skid patches the secas last me about a week and everwears last about 2 maybe 3. im onto armadillos right now and hoping they will last somewhat longer but im yet to find a cheap tire that lasts for a while
man that's weird, i get 5 or 6 weeks out of secas.

you should get on vittoria randonneurs.
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Old 06-06-08, 10:54 PM
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go rando's
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gatorskins are the ****
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Old 06-07-08, 09:05 AM
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I don't skid all that much but I do skips everyonce and again.

But wear wise, my panaracers (which soma rebrands as everwears) started to get cosmetic cracks in the sidewalls after about a month. didn't seem like they would blow, but I run 100-120 psi and I wasn't interested in finding out.

Gatorskins--I have set I rode pretty constantly since last May (07). lost one to a sidewall cut from a nasty drainage cover; the other is still going strong. I liked their ride quality much better too.
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Old 06-07-08, 01:50 PM
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I'm running a Conti UltraSport in the front and a Soma Everwear in the back. I skid quite a bit (I live in Berkeley, and there are some nice, buttery-smooth patches of asphalt that I pass by every day, however rare, and I can't pass up the chance for a nice skid). The Everwear's been doing pretty well, and I've gotten some pretty consistent mid-speed skids. As for wear, they hold up really well (~140 psi) and ride pretty well. However, the rainy season hasn't started yet, so I don't know what traction is like in the wet.
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