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What tire you run on your bikes ?

Old 11-04-11, 08:26 PM
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What tire you run on your bikes ?

I am looking for tires at this moment and I want to know what do you run on your bikes and what is the best price /quality product?
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Old 11-04-11, 08:29 PM
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Is it the kind of question that is not meant to be asked? ( I dont know much about the subject)
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I have Serfas Seca RS on right now. Pretty good tire, pretty good price, pretty lightweight, easy to find at stores, and no flats so far.
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Old 11-04-11, 08:39 PM
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$50


in 2011 they changed it to the "master"

Size 700 x 22 (22 - 622).
Width 22 mm.
Weight 180g (Manufacturer claimed).
TPI 320 (120/cm).
Pressure: 9/10 bar (130/145 psi).
Rubber tread - Natural rubber exclusive compound.
Low rolling resistance / high grip rubber tread.
Corespun high density, high tread count cotton casing.
Anti puncture KEVLAR belt. - Ultra light KEVLAR bead.
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Old 11-04-11, 08:44 PM
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Also I will normally ride on crappy weather aka (a littil snow and rain) as the season goes
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Old 11-04-11, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by TheMoose View Post
Is it the kind of question that is not meant to be asked? ( I dont know much about the subject)
It's something that's been discussed to death. Sorry if that came across as rude, there is a search feature on this forum in the top right corner. It's a good idea to use this, or google, to help with a lot of questions like this that arise. If you still come up empty handed then it's time to get some BF input.

But anywho, I personally like Freedom's Thickslick serries. I've been riding on the deluxe 700x25's for about a month and really like the cushion and have not had a flat since putting them on. They aren't light though. I just ordered a slightly heavier (larger) elite set, that I think I'll like in combo with a lighter wheel set. They are a slick style tire, and I've heard under wet conditions they are a little ''slick''. I also have a set of Vittoria rubino pro's that I like, but they are rather thin and have had a lot of trouble with goat heads popping tubes since winter has hit and the weeds have shed them. I've heard that the randonneur's offered by Vittoria are a great set of tires. A lot of people opt out for the Continental Gatorskins too. You'll find a small group (4-6), different tires that people prefer for road riding here. I've got a couple sets of bigger x32-x35 Micheline city's that have fairly deep grooves and have held up well, this might be a good option for poor weather.

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Old 11-04-11, 09:13 PM
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Some 700x23 all season Specialized.
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Originally Posted by Soo__Fuego View Post
Some 700x23 all season Specialized.
A year ago I went through a set of Specialized tires. The sidewalls were the first things to go, causing a blowout. I thought hmmm, well I'll give them one more try and the same thing is happening, so they sit in the corner in case I HAVE to use them for whatever reason.
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Old 11-04-11, 09:41 PM
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Schwalbe Marathons (Kevlar Guard version)

I bought them 2.5 years ago for about 1/2 price. In hindsight, they would have provided great value even at full MSRP.
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Old 11-04-11, 09:52 PM
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alright, the OP can ignore my post. that is not the best all weather tire.
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Forte something-or-other at the moment. They were $20, it was pretty much impossible not to buy them. Working fine so far, no punctures but I can tell they're not going to last extremely long. I usually go for Panaracer T-Servs.

Oh and

Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
$50


in 2011 they changed it to the "master"

Size 700 x 22 (22 - 622).
Width 22 mm.
Weight 180g (Manufacturer claimed).
TPI 320 (120/cm).
Pressure: 9/10 bar (130/145 psi).
Rubber tread - Natural rubber exclusive compound.
Low rolling resistance / high grip rubber tread.
Corespun high density, high tread count cotton casing.
Anti puncture KEVLAR belt. - Ultra light KEVLAR bead.
these look nice and I want some.
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Old 11-04-11, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
these look nice and I want some.
careful, they will spoil you. you can feel the quality the first time you pick them up. i m glad the italians still hand make some of their tires.

i know they serve different purposes, but you can shed over a pound off a bike running thick slicks...
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Old 11-04-11, 11:02 PM
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The stuff that's on sale.
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Originally Posted by Doomride View Post
It's something that's been discussed to death. Sorry if that came across as rude, there is a search feature on this forum in the top right corner. It's a good idea to use this, or google, to help with a lot of questions like this that arise. If you still come up empty handed then it's time to get some BF input.
X a million gazillion. I'm surprised this hasn't been locked yet.

At this point in time with the relationship that's been established between humankind, bicycles and the road, it'll be much easier to search out the already established answers than make the most suitable answers come to you.

The same goes true for pretty much all parts: best bike tools, best wheels, brakes, hoods, tape, etc.

My .02: I was running stock 700x35 Vittoria Rando Cross and I liked them a lot. They felt strong and grippy, just really solid overall. I think the smallest is 700x28 though, or maybe I've seen some 25's. You're probably looking at trading durability and protection for weight. I ride on streets, so I'll take durability and protection any day.
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Was doing CSTs for a while then they got all skidded out then I was like nahhh, I need some flat protection.

So I went and did the gatorskins and they were good n' all but didn't really have that pep. So then I was like Conti 4000, but then they didn't really hold up all that well for dealing with wet, debris-ridden urrreahs.

Then was all like I need some fresh lips. So got a sweet set of TT wheels which had an old pair of conti sewups on them. Didn't like the crosswinds much on the super deep lips. So switched it up with a deep V and Trispokke with some Panaracers all around. Not bad but still lot of winds on the front for lightweight.

Riding tubulars now with respectable lips.

TL;DR
Go tubular
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I ride thickslicks. I like them.
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conti gatorskins x5 and 1 rear Vittoria Randonneur
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Gatorskins. You can get the twinpack in 23mm or 25mm from probikekit.com for around $65. Can't beat it!
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Old 11-05-11, 04:55 AM
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I personally have been running Thickslicks, but then I run them down to threads in like a couple days, I also tried a Vittoria Randonneur but that I wore down to red in a day. I've got a Gatorskin on right now, ridden a few days on it, still feels like it's got some life left too. I'll probably stick with the Thickslicks because they come in white as well, and that makes me look cooler! Black tyres are so mainstream, as well as American spelling of the word tyre.
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I run a VERY old gatorskin in front. No tread left, just waiting for it to die really.

I run a not so old gatorskin on the rear wheel. Skidding it though. Need to replace soon.

All on mavic cxp33's of course!
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Originally Posted by iGeekPro View Post
I personally have been running Thickslicks, but then I run them down to threads in like a couple days, I also tried a Vittoria Randonneur but that I wore down to red in a day. I've got a Gatorskin on right now, ridden a few days on it, still feels like it's got some life left too. I'll probably stick with the Thickslicks because they come in white as well, and that makes me look cooler! Black tyres are so mainstream, as well as American spelling of the word tyre.
WTF? No one ever needs to skid this much. Ever.
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WTF? No one ever needs to skid this much. Ever.
This is what I was thinking... and then I realized he's probably fibbing about 99% of that post. Especially about the white TIRE part. If there were any truth to this it would be way cheaper for him to drive a fleet of hummers to and from work every day.

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Wait, is this guy criticizing the "american word tire" but he's from socal? lol

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