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Looking for new tires(11 posts)

Looking for new tiresLozes
Sep 30, 2003 9:55 AM
Any recommendations?
re: Looking for new tireslokstah
Sep 30, 2003 10:11 AM
Where are you comming from? I mean, what are you using now, what are you using them for, and how do you like them?
Michelin ProRaceshrEd
Sep 30, 2003 11:24 AM
Using them for training/racing since the summer and like them a lot...Got a good price on them at biketiresdirect.com as well...
Panaracer Stradius Extreme, Veloflex Pave/Masterpowergyoza
Sep 30, 2003 11:40 AM
The Panaracers you can get from bulltek for $25 if you mention Xavier's ad on rec.bicycles.marketplace. Corner well wet or dry - but it's a racing tire for sure - so expect similar mileage to the prorace's et al. 210g

Pave's are said to be a great tire too. Know for their great road feel & suppleness. $32-ish from critusa@aol.com, la bicicletta and other places.

Can never go wrong with the Fortezza's either.
For what purpose ?? .........nmMR_GRUMPY
Sep 30, 2003 11:39 AM
Re: Velolex Pave, ProRace and Stradius Extremelyleseven
Sep 30, 2003 1:49 PM
I have all three of these tires, but just put on the Veloflex paves, so no comments yet. I love the Stradius Extremes for a great ride and speed. I would rate the Michelen ProRaces a notch below in terms of ride.
Re: Velolex Pave, ProRace and Stradius Extremelokstah
Sep 30, 2003 3:02 PM
The Stradiuses are a pretty sheer tire, though. Might not be a good everyday choice. Of course, we don't really know what this fella's after...
Look at it this way.Spoke Wrench
Sep 30, 2003 5:14 PM
Cost, puncture resistance, and high performance are all factors that you might consider when buying tires. The relative importance you assign to each of those factors is likely to vary depending on your intended use and where you ride.

When you ask other people for tire recommendations, you need to consider where and how they use their tires at least as much as which tires they recommend. I have a bike fitted with Specialized Armadillo tires. They're GREAT for riding on glass strewn urban streets, but they are heavy and decidedly unsupple and may well be the world's worst race tires.
puncture resistance, high performance and wearLozes
Sep 30, 2003 7:38 PM
What I was looking for. The best combo of all three puncture resistance ,wear and high performance.Non-racer but ride with a fast crowd.
puncture resistance, high performance and wearWoof the dog
Sep 30, 2003 10:52 PM
vredestein fortezza (or fortezza tricomp), nice tire, no punctures, yes it is 245 grams but better than flatting, round, you can put a lot of pressure if you ride in a straight line, relatively inexpensive (~35/tire). I run them at normal pressure 120-130 psi. They wear as you'd expect them to.

I had a really good luck with them racing and would train on them if didn't have another bike with random tires i could find. People were getting flats left and right on that dirt section, hehe.

woof the god
re: Looking for new tiresMShaw
Oct 1, 2003 10:28 AM
For training I'm riding a bunch of Michelin Prestige tires that I got at PBS for 2 for $23 last sale.

For racing I have a pair of Avocet Carbon 12s that I've ridden a few times. (not enough to have a real opinion about them), some tublar Tufos, some Hutchison Carbon Comps that I like, and just bought a pair of Ritchey Pro tires that aren't even mounted yet.

For training you want something that you can ride every day without worrying about puncturing, right? Get heavier, less expensive tires than you'd race on. I have a training tubular wheelset with a pair of Tufo S22s mounted that are about as bulletproof as a tubular can be while still being fairly light at 250g.

Then again, if your training IS your racing, run whatever ya want. I have several friends that don't race at all, and they run the lightest thing they can on the Sat ride. Go figure.

"Dr.", Mike's recommendation. Cheap tires. Buy lots and you're still not out $75-100 on a pair of Conti Force tires...

Mike