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I need a rear tire with a hard compound, anyone help me out?(6 posts)

I need a rear tire with a hard compound, anyone help me out?Trevo
May 22, 2003 9:39 PM
I like to do skid stops on my Fixed gear bike(my main ride) and I want a tire that can stand-up to the wear a little better then my Hutch U tire.

Whats got a hard compound
Ive heard good things about panaracers

I have so decade-old tires in my garage:Alexx
May 23, 2003 4:05 AM
By now, they are probably hard as rock!
Most of the Panaracers I've seen have a fairly soft compound. If you want something hard and solid, I'd suggest looking at a Specialized tire, or just buy some of those Chen-shin junk tires. Ask for last year's model-they may have hardened in storage.
re: I need a rear tire with a hard compound, anyone help me out?DINOSAUR
May 23, 2003 6:54 AM
Panaracer's, as previously mentioned, have a soft rubber compound. Don't know about skid stops nor any tire that would stand up to that type of abuse, but I've found Victoria Rubino Pro's a lot harder than the Conti's GP3000's I have been using. If you want 'hard' try a Conti Gatorskin....
re: I need a rear tire with a hard compound, anyone help me out?KEN2
May 23, 2003 7:03 AM
Check out Specialized Nimbus or Armadillo tires, very hard compound and thick rubber too.
hardest I ever used were Specializedsjw25
May 23, 2003 7:47 AM
Some el-cheapo wire-beaded $5 special. They had the current tread pattern, can't remember the name. Of course, the compound also made cornering a lot less sure, so be ready for that. In contrast, every Hutchinson I've used has been nice and soft - corners great, but wears fast.
If you've got clearance, you might want to look at something like the Avocet inverted treads. I used a pair on my MTB, and they've got deep, fairly hard rubber, but still cornered well. I think they come in a 25mm, which shouldn;t be too bad.
If you want to stick to road tires, though, some of the lower-end Conti's should fit the bill. Sport 1000, Ultra 2000, Supersport, you get the drift. No colored compounds, and on the cheaper end of the spectrum, since you'll be burning through them faster than most.
Armor AllCrankYanker
May 23, 2003 9:50 PM
Just coat the tread with Armor All protectant. You only have to reapply it about four times a year.