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Whats a good white tire?

Old 09-21-09, 03:19 PM
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Whats a good white tire?

I want a white tire for my back wheel that is durable enough for skidding. i am currently running serfas secas and they are doing pretty well for my style of riding but they only come in black. i was thinking about getting vittoria rubino pros but i just want to see your guy's suggestions.
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Old 09-21-09, 03:24 PM
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For Rear me thinks:
Vittoria Zaffiro (avail in white)
Panaracer Pasela (avail in light gum with white sidwalls. Cool!)
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i have these. they're not as white as i thought(a bit more ecru or beige), but look great and hold up to skidz.
edit: vittoria randonneur 700cx28
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Originally Posted by ddddeuces View Post
i have these. they're not as white as i thought(a bit more ecru or beige), but look great and hold up to skidz.
i wanted these because they last forever but they only come in 28s and above. i was looking for 23.
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Old 09-21-09, 03:51 PM
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I'd run a Randonneur if I had the clearance.

If you can squeeze a 26c, check out the soma. It's not a fully white tire, but worth a look.
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i ride vittoria randonneur 700cx28 in the back and if anything, they're actually more like a 25 than a 28. zaffiro's last about a month for me on my skids while randos i've just started my 4th month and they're holding up to the skids.
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Old 09-22-09, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by ddddeuces View Post
i have these. they're not as white as i thought(a bit more ecru or beige), but look great and hold up to skidz.
edit: vittoria randonneur 700cx28
Really?

I'm pleasantly surprised because the white tires commonly found on kids bikes only last about 1/3 as long as the same thing in black.
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Old 09-22-09, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by MysticRats View Post
For Rear me thinks:
Panaracer Pasela (avail in light gum with white sidwalls. Cool!)
Not to hijack the thread, but.. MysticRats (or anyone), have you ever used the Panaracer Paselas? How do you like them? Coz I was gonna get the cream color tire that you posted but I still can't make up my mind.
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the only good white tire is a clean white tire. the only clean white tire is a new white tire.
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Old 09-22-09, 08:01 PM
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why buy a white tire when its gonna end up black anyway
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Old 09-22-09, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by mattxxx View Post
why buy a white tire when its gonna end up black anyway
it's never going to be ridden
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I have white tires - cheap ones to boot - and I ride my bike every day. They look used but never look overly 'dirty'.
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Old 09-22-09, 08:24 PM
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I've seen white tires a couple times and they look terrible with the dirty black stripe down the middle even though the tire itself isn't very dirty
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I have too but for whatever reason, mine don't get like that. Then again, I live in a small beach town. If I were riding in Boston or NYC, it would probably be a different story.
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if you skid, stay away from paselas.
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Old 09-22-09, 08:58 PM
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I dont know....I see white tires all the time in NYC, and I think they look sweet. Actually I just ordered a white rando, should be here in a week. Hope it fits.
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no white tires is perfectly white unless you wanna gloss it UP
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Originally Posted by adriano View Post
the only good white tire is a clean white tire. the only clean white tire is a new white tire.
This, brah.
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Originally Posted by Cy Trivialities View Post
if you skid, stay away from paselas.
Why?
They hold up just fine. (At least the Tour Guard version does.)
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panaracer is HORRIBLE for skidding, i barely got mine 2 weeks ago and its DONE. i had to get white tires today. i got halo twin rail. they hold up GOOD
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Originally Posted by mikeee View Post
panaracer is HORRIBLE for skidding, i barely got mine 2 weeks ago and its DONE. i had to get white tires today. i got halo twin rail. they hold up GOOD
How much do you skid?
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Old 09-22-09, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
How much do you skid?
Sounds like every second he has.
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Huh, my rear tire lasted around 4-5 months (till it had just squared off, I probably could have rocked it for another month till it blew out completely)...
The front tire took some time off and is now back on, and still has plenty of life left kicking.

All of my Panaracer tires seem to last long.

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Old 09-23-09, 01:55 PM
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