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Continental GP Attack and Force tire set??(8 posts)

Continental GP Attack and Force tire set??kendoo
Sep 13, 2003 11:08 AM
Anybody using this tire set? Smaller tire up front (700X22). Just curious as to what others thought.
Marketing?filtersweep
Sep 13, 2003 12:06 PM
I doubt it makes any performance issue... my guess is it is intended to sell more tires (eliminate the "buy three" shoppers).
re: No wayjrm
Sep 13, 2003 2:13 PM
Pony up the cash and buy a set of GP 3K's. Theyre great tires.
re: Continental GP Attack and Force tire set??DINOSAUR
Sep 13, 2003 3:02 PM
The problem I see is that you can only purchase the tires in sets of two. And since the front tire wears 3 to 5 times longer than the rear, you have to fork over for two tires when the rear needs replacing. Maybe if you are a hard core racer type and have a separate set of wheels for racing it might work. I have never read any feedback about these tires. Maybe just a Conti GP3000 700x23 on the rear and a GP3000 700X20 on the front would work as well (?)...
Felt similar but tried em & like em! But replacing 1 if trashed?jjdbike
Sep 13, 2003 4:14 PM
I was both intreged and suspicious about the propaganda claims, though it seemed to make sence. I bought them & 500 miles latter I like them very much. I know that I have riden over metal & glass w/out a scratch. I assume that I just got lucky, but I'll take it! They feel smooth and fast. I still have a tough time spending $100 on a set of bike tires. If you need tires & are interested in them, give them a shot. They may be your new favorite!
JD
What about the Schwalbe Evo pack?Black Johnny
Sep 14, 2003 4:54 PM
What is everyone's thoughts on these?

http://www.schwalbe.com/index.pl?bereich=produkte&einsatzbereich=2&produktgruppe=3&produkt=8&produktbereich=technik
I am! andtmguy
Sep 15, 2003 8:10 AM
They are nice! With ultrlaight tubes, they feel alomost as supple as fine tubulars. I bought them from Biketiresdirect.com, who indicated that they would sell singles if asked.

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I switched to Attack/Force from GP 3000smerckxman
Sep 17, 2003 4:30 AM
I really like GP3000s and have gone through many pairs of those. Decided to try the new Attack/Force. These have been very nice tires and seemingly roll even better than the 3000s. I have started, after 2500 miles, to see the same squaring on the rear tire as is common with the 3000s. Note that each tire has an arrow on the sidewall indicating the DIRECTION in which they should be mounted (not mentioned in paperwork that comes with tires). I spoke to a Conti rep and he said they would begin selling single tires in the "Fall". You can get them for less than a $100; I bought mine from www.worldclasscycles.com