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Old 07-23-09, 09:13 PM
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tires baby, tires

What are some good tires that don't cost $40 each or that aren't gatorskins? 700c your choice of width. I'll be commuting 2 miles to campus, flat, up in Rochester so it will be WET.

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Old 07-23-09, 09:48 PM
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conti 4seasons.
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Old 07-23-09, 10:18 PM
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Hey, whats up?
We have this discussion at least twice a week here on the SS / fixed forums.
Hit up the "search" function for evidence.

My opinion: If you like to ride brakeless, or dont like using the brake you have, there is no tire that will stand up to you and you will want to spend the least amount of $$$ possible.
Read: Buy cheap tires and change them out every month.(I do)

Otherwise you can try your luck with Gatorskins or Soma everwears or armadillos.
They all cost $40+ from a LBS.
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Old 07-23-09, 10:59 PM
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vittoria randonneurs are really good for 25-30$
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Old 07-23-09, 11:12 PM
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maxxis re-fuse.
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Old 07-24-09, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Cy Trivialities View Post
vittoria randonneurs are really good for 25-30$
x2 i've been really thrashing mine and they seem fine. Sure they are worn down in a few spots but imma "hipster" and like to skid alot. had them for about a month so far, looks like they will last one more with me on em.
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Old 07-24-09, 04:45 AM
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In order of preference:

Schwalbe Marathons
Conti Contacts
Michelin City Tire
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maxxis re-fuse.
This. Buying cheap tires every month is ridiculous. The ride will suck and you will get more flats. I'm approaching 9 months on a re-fuse on my front and got my first flat recently from a huge piece of glass. I replaced the rear tired after about three months because it started to ride ****ty from being worn down.
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Old 07-24-09, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by time bandit View Post
maxxis re-fuse.
These are $40 locally / $30 + 10 shipping online.
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Old 07-24-09, 05:13 PM
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they're 25$ per at treefortbikes
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I picked up 2 sets of 700x25 Vittoria Zaffiro's and I like them a lot. They were $30 for a pair! Nothing wrong with them in my mind. I like the tread design and the price even more.
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I use serfas seca tires on both my bikes. Never seen them mentioned on here but for the price you can't beat them. Granted, the reason i initially bought one(skidded through my stock IRO tire) was because they were only 20 bucks and the cheapest tire my LBS had in 700x23. The rear tire on my fixed is well over a year old and is finally getting to the point i can tell it needs replaced. Granted i don't skid much.

And as far as flat protection goes, I have only ever gotten 1 flat that I can remember on that rear one i've been running and that happened when i did a skid on my boss's gravel driveway(which also resulted in a bruised rib and having the reputation as a drunk to everyone I work with). The streets in my town are terrible, tons of potholes, debris, and the entire uptown business district and the streets that run through most of the Ohio University campus are bricks that are poorly laid at that. Now that i think of it, that tube has been in there since august of last year.

The ones i have on my road bike only have 150ish miles on them because i just got them and the front one on my fixed is only 2 months old, but all 3 of those have been flat free.
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they're 25$ per at treefortbikes
Yes, plus shipping.
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Yes, plus shipping.
Wrong. $23.99 for 700x23 & $25.99 for 700x25. No tax, free shipping.

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Wrong. $23.99 for 700x23 & $25.99 for 700x25. No tax, free shipping.
Maybe you can understand that I was misled by this:


And this:
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Looks like you're right. I was just going off what I saw when I did a Google shopping search.
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OK... Lets take a look at a potentially really good deal on tires:
Continental Ultra Gatorskin: $28.21 with free shipping to the USA.

I bought a pair, but am working my way thru a bunch of cheap-ass used tires first.
If these suck, then I will try Soma Everwears. If they suck then I will never spend more than $20 for a rear tire again.
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Old 07-24-09, 11:24 PM
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OK... Lets take a look at a potentially really good deal on tires:
Continental Ultra Gatorskin: $28.21 with free shipping to the USA.

I bought a pair, but am working my way thru a bunch of cheap-ass used tires first.
If these suck, then I will try Soma Everwears. If they suck then I will never spend more than $20 for a rear tire again.
Probikekit is awesome, i bought a pair of red Vittoria Rubino Pro's for 25 apiece. Took 5 business days from the UK to my house here in Los Angeles.
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Old 07-24-09, 11:37 PM
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Yeah man... took three days to NYC!
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I have a large heart for Michelin Pro2/3 Races... they feel amazing to ride on... and last fairly well. i seem to be replacing them one a year.. did i mention they ride really, really, really well?? seems alot of cyclist/racer types swear by them
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