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Everyday tire?(4 posts)

Everyday tire?mtnb1kr
Jul 23, 2003 3:56 AM
Need a recomendation on an good all around everyday tire. Bought a set of Bontrager race lites this year. Yeah I know it's a racing tire but the price was great at the swap meet. Anyway the rear tire is showing cuts and road damage after only a few hundred miles. I'd like something fairly lite and fast without looking like a hybrid tire.
re: Everyday tire?jw25
Jul 23, 2003 11:45 AM
I've had excellent luck with a couple tires.
The Vittoria Rubino Pro rides nicely, doesn't wear much, is decent in the rain, and isn't an arm and a leg. The pair I'm riding were $40 shipped, off Ebay (though you'll need to look around, as Vittoria doesn't allow their name to be used).
I also really like the Panaracer Stradius Pro as an all-rounder. They're a little wider for the published size, very durable, sticky without wearing fast, and while hard to find, are usually very affordable when you do. I got a pair of wire-beads from Nashbar for $15 each. Yeah, it adds a few grams, but I haven't noticed.
The Racelites look nice, but anything that thin just can't last. The drawback is the more durable tires won't ride quite as nicely, but I've found letting the pressure down a bit really helps. I weigh 150 lbs, and rarely go over 100 psi in a 23mm tire.
Tufo Special S33 Tubular Clinchersniteschaos
Jul 24, 2003 10:16 AM
Yeah, I know it is a mouthful, but the tires have really impressed me. Great cornering in the dry and wet. Actually one of the best tires I've ever ridden on. They are really tough too. I ride in Atlanta and there is construction and debris on all the streets that I ride and they resist gravel and shrapnel very well. Fixing a flat is the easiest thing on these tires as well since you don't have to remove the tire. I have 1000 miles on them and have rotated them and may perhaps get another 1000 from the way things are looking.
re: Everyday tire?took
Jul 24, 2003 12:30 PM
Hands down, Conti Grand Prix. I normally get 3-4k on a pair. Sidewalls aren't the greatest in terms of durability, but like i said, i get good miles out of them nonetheless. Great for training b/c of puncture resistance. Pleanty light enough for racing. They also corner better than most.