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What is the best tire for skidding??

Old 05-03-10, 09:36 PM
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What is the best tire for skidding??

Ive been burning through Soma Everwears in 1-2 months?? any other suggestions??
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Old 05-03-10, 09:44 PM
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besides getting a brake or if you have one use it? or a rando
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cheap ones
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Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
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C'mon dude, he just got his last thread shut down.


If your gonna skid, your gonna where out the tires quickly.
Maybe a puncture resistant tire like a Specialized Armadillo might last a little longer, but they cost $$.

Brakes are your friends.
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Old 05-03-10, 11:36 PM
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Panaracer RiBMo or Schwable Marathon Plus.
Ribmo first, cheaper and better.

Also to you "brakes are better" people.
Having brakes doesn't mean you don't skid.
I only know what tires hold up under skid from my polo setup, which is SS.
That Avid Arch Rival is a show stopper of a brake.
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Old 05-04-10, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Rob Glatfelter View Post
Having brakes doesn't mean you don't skid.
Yeah, if you're biking on cheese.
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Old 05-04-10, 01:56 AM
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why does everyone complain about having to buy new tires?

if you don't want to go through tires in a month, don't skid. simple. If you want to skid, man up and buy some damn tires. 1 tank of gas is 40 bucks, that's like a nice tire. Even with biking I burn through that in a month if i'm lucky. by comparison dropping $20 on some cheap tire from the lbs every other month is chump change.
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vittoria randonneur: 700X28 or larger.

most evenly skidding tire. affordable (twenty-ish bucks at a local bike shop). and pretty darn resilient.
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Originally Posted by K_phomma View Post
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+1 Get the yellow one for your trainer, Continental Ultra Sport. Super slick, not good for riding but good for skidding.

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Originally Posted by Rob Glatfelter View Post
Also to you "brakes are better" people.
Having brakes doesn't mean you don't skid.
In practice, you skid less when braking than with FG skidding. Think of it as an ABS. Also, with brakes you don't have a skid patch.
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thanks all, ive also heard of a tire like DST or SST or something along those lines....a three syllable acronym...looks like a bald racing tire....anyone know of these or if theyre any good...know what i am talking about**********??
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i have armadillos.....admittedly i dont skid much. i have a front brake, but some instances i prefer to skid.

also mind you your gears play a part in how many skid patches you have on the back tire....i believe you divide both the chainring and cog teeth number until they cant be divided anymore, and the kog's # is the amount of skid patches on your bike.... i run 46/18 so that goes down to 23/9 so 9 skid patches....would be way better if i had 46/17 or 46/19 (17 and 19 skid patches) but whatev.

sorry if this is old news for a ton of people haha
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Someone else's tire is the best one to use.
I use brakes on a SS and I do indeed skid in traffic as a speed check, carving helper, occasionally laying down a monster, carving skid . Vittoria Rubino Pro 23's have been good to me.

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Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
+1 Get the yellow one for your trainer, Continental Ultra Sport. Super slick, not good for riding but good for skidding.

Is this true?

I have one on my trainer wheel. It is slick. It sort of starts sticking when it warms up. Great for the trainer. All of the labels explicitly state that it's not for street use (with which I agree). I would assume that because it becomes really slick when wet.
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Originally Posted by LionsHeart View Post
Ive been burning through Soma Everwears in 1-2 months?? any other suggestions??
Hey, man. That's the cost of doing business.

The everwear is one of the most popular "skidding tire" around. If you burn through those, then that's it. I would imagine that any other suggested tire would behave about the same. It's not like it's a super-soft GP 4000 or something.

Either stop skidding so much, or be prepared to buy new tires more often.
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Is this true?

I have one on my trainer wheel. It is slick. It sort of starts sticking when it warms up. Great for the trainer. All of the labels explicitly state that it's not for street use (with which I agree). I would assume that because it becomes really slick when wet.
i'm guessing the compound doesn't stick well to the road surface when cold, and there isn't enough weight nor long enough rides on bikes to properly warm it up. traction regardless of moisture is probably garbage
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Panaracer RiBMo.
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Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer View Post
Someone else's tire is the best one to use.
I use brakes on a SS and I do indeed skid in traffic as a speed check, carving helper, occasionally laying down a monster, carving skid . Vittoria Rubino Pro 23's have been good to me.
Hahahah! Right!?

Thanks for all of the ideas everyone.
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Originally Posted by illdthedj View Post
also mind you your gears play a part in how many skid patches you have on the back tire....i believe you divide both the chainring and cog teeth number until they cant be divided anymore, and the kog's # is the amount of skid patches on your bike.... i run 46/18 so that goes down to 23/9 so 9 skid patches....would be way better if i had 46/17 or 46/19 (17 and 19 skid patches) but whatev.
Its more complicated math than that, and also depends on if you can skid with either leg in front or just the dominant one. There's a great chart in some of the old skid patch threads.

edit: here's the chart
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Originally Posted by lz4005 View Post
Its more complicated math than that,

No, actually it's exactly that math, and your chart (the bottom one only) confirms it.

It's not rocket surgery.
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Originally Posted by lz4005 View Post
Its more complicated math than that, and also depends on if you can skid with either leg in front or just the dominant one. There's a great chart in some of the old skid patch threads.

edit: here's the chart
You should read your own chart before you get all snarky.
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Like I said, the math gets more complicated when you factor in ambidextrous skids. The chart assumes same leg forward.

ps: that wasn't snarky. snarky is the things I say about your mom.
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right, if your an ambidextrous skidder some chainring/cog combinations double your skid pads.

ps WORD TO YOUR MOTHER.
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Originally Posted by lz4005 View Post
Like I said, the math gets more complicated when you factor in ambidextrous skids. The chart assumes same leg forward.
Gets more complicated? Like multiplying with 2? Whoa, that's some fancy math, dude!
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