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Old 03-11-14, 07:15 PM
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Looking for experience/reviews, choosing between two tires

My choice is between Conti GP 4000s or Vittoria Rubino Pro Tech. The Vittoria's are $35 apiece, and the Conti's are $45 each. So the price is almost the same. And I know they're both good tires, but I'm just looking for anyone's personal experience with the two. Any help is appreciated!
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I love the Conti GP4000s, and have over 15K miles on 6 different bikes. They offer a smooth low resistance ride, have great traction and are very puncture resistant.
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No experience with the rubinos but I've used the GP4000S quite a bit and can say they're a great tire.
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Well then, between here and ******, my decision is made. I was leaning more towards Conti to begin with, but the price difference made me question it for a second. Still surprised how much life I got out of my current Schwalbe Duranos.
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Originally Posted by Street rider View Post
My choice is between Conti GP 4000s or Vittoria Rubino Pro Tech. The Vittoria's are $35 apiece, and the Conti's are $45 each. So the price is almost the same. And I know they're both good tires, but I'm just looking for anyone's personal experience with the two. Any help is appreciated!
i your heart is set on either the Conti or the Rubino, i'm dead to you, cause i know nothing about them.

but...

having said that, if i was willing to spend 45 on a tire, i'd look into the Vittoria Evo Corsa in 23mm or 25mm. they list for a lot more than that, but i can eventually find them on Ebay for less than 100 a pair, delivered. people say they don't last long, but that is not what i'm seeing. i've got a pair that aren't down to the cords yet and they've got more than 2000 miles on them. OTOH, i don't run a back brake. and it does makes a difference on rear tire wear.
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I have the 4000's on my roadie and can't complain.
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Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan View Post
i your heart is set on either the Conti or the Rubino, i'm dead to you, cause i know nothing about them.

but...

having said that, if i was willing to spend 45 on a tire, i'd look into the Vittoria Evo Corsa in 23mm or 25mm. they list for a lot more than that, but i can eventually find them on Ebay for less than 100 a pair, delivered. people say they don't last long, but that is not what i'm seeing. i've got a pair that aren't down to the cords yet and they've got more than 2000 miles on them. OTOH, i don't run a back brake. and it does makes a difference on rear tire wear.
They don't last long, I ran one to the threads in a short amount of time.
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You will be making a wise choice to go with the Conti GP 4000s, for all the reasons noted by earlier respondents. I've used them quite happily for years on my road bikes & the only reason I'm not using them on my fixed bike is that I like the look of it with gumwalls.

If you can wait for a few weeks to receive your new tires, go to Probikekit - they always have the best deal on them. I bet with one of their easy-to-find coupon codes you can get a pair for $70, or possibly less, delivered. FYI - Grand Prix 4000s is actually the same as the all black GP4000, if your shopping locally, maybe that can save you a few bux.

BTW...anybody here tried the GP 4000 S II's yet?
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BTW...anybody here tried the GP 4000 S II's yet?
Yes, I've got them on my new geared road bike that I bought a month ago and have had the opportunity to put a couple of hundred miles on them. I got the 700x25c version and they are noticeably wider than the previous versions, measuring about 27mm wide. They seem to ride about the same as the old 4000s versions and the quality is still there for sure. Despite rumors that the new Contis would be made in Asia, these are clearly labelled "Made in Germany."
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