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Hutchinson Carbon Comp Gold and Conti GP Supersonic tires(6 posts)

Hutchinson Carbon Comp Gold and Conti GP Supersonic tiresluresdouble
Mar 3, 2002 8:14 PM
Are these tires durable enough for everyday training or are they pretty much race only? Looking for lightweight tires which can stand up to daily training and be used also for weekend racing.
re: Hutchinson Carbon Comp Gold and Conti GP Supersonic tiresnetso
Mar 4, 2002 4:07 AM
The Conti Supersonics are one step from being dangerous. In 470 miles I had 12 flats, once front and back at the same time. You cannot use them for everyday or training tires. For race they are light and grippy.
re: Hutchinson Carbon Comp Gold and Conti GP Supersonic tiresVittoriaRubinowitz
Mar 4, 2002 6:03 AM
Absolutely do not buy the Supersonics with the intention of riding them everyday. They are strictly for racing and have very poor big miles durability.

I run the Ritchey WCS Folding and WCS Mix Folding tires. They are reasonable weight, about 210 grams and they last . They also have good road grip. I like them much more than my old 2 pairs of Conti GP 3000's which i never thought were durable or worth their inflated price. The Hutchinson Gold Carbon is supposed to be a good everyday tire, but i have never run them.
Hutchinson - yes. Conti - NO!jw25
Mar 4, 2002 7:42 AM
Like others said, the Supersonics are race only - they'd last a few weeks of daily rides, and you'd be lucky if you wore them out before you flatted on something. I've got a pair, and they only go on for races on clean roads, or maybe a TT.
The Hutchinsons should be better suited, though. I actually ride their little brother, the Reflex Gold, and they're definitely raceable. Very sticky, light, and a decent feel, though I wish the max pressure was a touch higher. No flats yet, though, and I've hit some glass dead on. And they're about $40 a pair, shipped on Ebay.
re: Hutchinson Carbon Comp Gold and Conti GP Supersonic tiresGary
Mar 4, 2002 6:09 PM
Buy Hutchinson Carbon Comps if you like to fix flats. After 600 miles and approximately 15 flats it was time to replace it. The tyre also had sizeable chunks of tread missing and cuts and slashes galore. Basically I will never use them again.
Best trainer I've used = Conti Ultra 2000Greenie
Mar 6, 2002 6:31 AM
These tires don't cut up because the rubber is harder than pure race tires. I like them. Watch Conti sidewalls. They don't grip as well as the expensive clinchers, but they grip enough. I would think that you could use them for racing. They last and they are tough. I ride them on rough roads with glass and a zillion small rocks on all my rides. Good stuff!

Greenie