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Road Tire Selection???(9 posts)

Road Tire Selection???ALJ
Jul 11, 2002 5:14 AM
I am fairly new to road riding (3 months) and I have a pretty new Lemond Road bike. I noticed yesterday that there is noticeable tear in the Continental Ultra 3000 tire that came with the bike.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a good all around training tire? I don't race, and I probably ride 100-175 miles a week.

Thanks
2 that have worked for medzrider
Jul 11, 2002 5:47 AM
Vittoria Techno Twin @ $20 or Michelin Axial Pro @ $30

I like the comfort and handling a little better with the Michelins. The Vittorias may be a little bit tougher Friends I respect speak highly of the Michelin Carbon and Conti Grand Prix with no numbers, but I haven't used them.
re: Road Tire Selection???PaulCL
Jul 11, 2002 10:16 AM
I love my Vittoria Corsa CX TT clinchers. Buy them in the US and they cost $50+ EACH. Order them from overseas...Parker International...then they cost less than $50 per PAIR delivered.

I used Conti's for a long while. They were always so difficult to get off and on the rim. Paul
re: Road Tire Selection???Eric_H
Jul 11, 2002 10:34 AM
I am a fan of Michelin tires. For training tires, my favorites are the old Michelin Hi-Lite Comps and Supercomp HDs. Whenever I find a shop with some I always stock up. They are reasonably light, wear is above average, and they are good for puncture resistance.

I see Performance has the newer-generation Michelin Hi-Lite Prestige for $19.99 per tire, in both 20 and 23 mm width.
AgreeNessism
Jul 11, 2002 12:19 PM
I've been using the different varients of these tires for years: Supercomp HD, Synergic and Bi-Synergic, and now Hi-Light Prestige. They all seem to be basically the same tire. If you look around on closeout, they can be had for some great prices. I receintly picked up five HL Prestiges + three tubes for $80 shipped off rec.bicycles.marketplace. Check around, you won't be disappointed.

Ed
Ditto on the Hi-LitesDINOSAUR
Jul 11, 2002 4:57 PM
Best tire I've found for wear, hard to mount though. Inexpensive, good rolling resistance....however I like to experiment and just ordered 3 Ritchey WSC Tom Slick's 700x23 for $59.94 via Performance. The Conti GP3000 rear tire that came with my new MXL is shot at 1K. I still have the Michelin HL's mounted on my Klein, good tires for the money....I prefer the Conti's but not at that price...in a perfect world I'd like to install a new set of tires at the beggining of each month..maybe when I win the lottery (fat chance)...
re: Vredenstein Fortezza Road 15 Sterling at Parker InternationaNoam
Jul 11, 2002 7:18 PM
Second the Vredenstein Fortezzalnin0
Jul 11, 2002 7:57 PM
I like the Vred's Fortezza TriComp.

Recommended 145psi which gives this tire the feel of a tubular with the ease of a clincher. It grips corners and rolls smooth. They install easily unlike some comments I've heard about the Michelin tires. They come in lots of interesting colors, are puncture resistant and handmand in Holland.
Second the Vredenstein FortezzaNoam
Jul 13, 2002 4:40 AM
I believe that 145psi is the max pressure allowed. Is it not.