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Tire Question(6 posts)

Tire QuestionGTRider
Apr 23, 2001 4:27 AM
I was looking at the reviews on the Specialized Turbo Pro tires that came spec'd on my bike.I cannot find more the 3 good reviews,so i am wondering what i should get to replace them when the time comes?
Thanks in advance
GTRider
re: Tire Questionmondo mike
Apr 23, 2001 5:30 AM
i have the specialized team on my bike now. i have found that
they are harsh and unforgiving. i like the continental grand
prix 3000 better.
depends on?keith m.
Apr 23, 2001 5:48 AM
what will the use of the tire be? What are the roads like where you ride most often? What is the weather like? Not only will this determin the type of tire you need, but also the type of tube.If you want a cheap, good all around, light tire for everyday use, I recomend the performance brand Forte' kevlar. On sale right now for $14.99. They are pretty tough, good riding, grippy and light (215 grams), and they're made in Japan by Panaracer. If you want a race tire, Conti and Veloflex make some that weigh in around 165 grams but will flat pretty easy if you ride them on the street everyday.
Second the Performance/Panaracer motionCory
Apr 23, 2001 8:24 AM
I've always been happy with Performance tires, especially for the price. I also bought a set of Panaracer Pasela TGs on a clearance sale, and they're light, tough and comfortable on my commuter.
Performance Forte TiresSimpleGreen
Apr 23, 2001 6:18 PM
I was thinking about getting some of these because of the low price. How long/how many miles have you ridden on them? Good and low price = a great deal.

SimpleGreen
Forte Kev's great tire for the money.shmoo
Apr 23, 2001 7:03 PM
Especially if on sale. They roll very nice. 120psi no problem. Smooth and supple. Actually a little on the soft side. I've got about 750 miles on my current set. The back is squared off more than I'd like for those miles, though. The back tire may make 1500 miles before I'll replace it. We'll see. NO f**ts since they were mounted, and I have inadvertently gone through a couple of road-side glass fields (you know the ones you grit your teeth through). I've pulled embedded stuff out of the casing with no negative effect. Very light for a kev belted tire (The posted weight is accurate. I checked on a digital scale). Even with the lowish mileage, a 215gr kevlar belted tire for $15 or even $20 is a pretty good deal. IMHO.