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Any experience with Conti Podiums(4 posts)

Any experience with Conti Podiumsniteschaos
Feb 1, 2003 8:26 AM
They appear to be an updated version of the Sprinter with smooth tread and a better compound. Problem is, I've only seen one review on this website and it sounded like they guy had problems simply because he didn't install it properly (ripping of the valve stem for instance seems more like an installation error than "poor" quality control). Has anyone used this tire? What do you think of it? Is it really more suseptable to punctures than the sprinter?
hard to sayDougSloan
Feb 1, 2003 11:39 AM
I had them on my Cervelo, and slashed a tire exactly 2 miles into the first time on the bike. I got rid of them and put Tufo's on. For what it's worth.

Doug
Been around for years!!Rusty McNasty
Feb 1, 2003 1:08 PM
And, yeah, they are a light weight tire, so, yes, it's gonna flat easier. It's a racing tire, fer chrissakes!!
Obviously, no one hardly trains on tubulars anymoreniteschaos
Feb 1, 2003 1:53 PM
I was looking for a light, but reliable tire for my wheelset.