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Tire Question(10 posts)

Tire Questionrtolle
Jul 9, 2001 9:24 AM
I'm heading to Colorado for a 1400 mi. trip over 17 days and I need some tires that will hold up well, keep the flats down, and have a smooth role...alot to ask. I ride Axiel Pros but I'm not all about spending $100 for a pair of tires that will spent by the end of the trip. Any recommendations?
Conti Ultra 2000sColnagoFE
Jul 9, 2001 9:38 AM
should work well. where are you riding? colorado roads are not all that bad.
Conti Ultra 2000srtolle
Jul 9, 2001 10:00 AM
We are leaving from Denver and heading towards Estes Park, CO., Steamboat Springs, we do the continental divide 5 times, hit Jackson Hole, WY. cycle all of Yellowstone in 3 days, hit Badlands Nat'l Park and end at Mt. Rushmore. We are hitting all sorts of other areas (cities) I've never seen, also. All in all we hit Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and South Dakota. It will a pretty awsome trip.
Panaracer Pasela TGsMeDotOrg
Jul 9, 2001 9:56 AM
A touring tire with suprisingly low rolling resistance. Used them on the California Aids ride and was very impressed(no flats).

No knock on the Conti 2000s, though. I've heard good things about them. I'm currently running on Conti 3000s and love them.
Another vote for the Panaracerscory
Jul 9, 2001 10:10 AM
I have 700x32s (actually only 25mm wide) on my Allez and 35s on the Atlantis (I'm a Clydesdale), and I love 'em. They're smooth, tough and surprisingly fast
re: Tire Questionpeloton
Jul 9, 2001 10:11 AM
Go to Performance bike if you like the Michelins and order some Axial selects or Hi-Lite Prestiges. Both are under $60 for three tires. That should get you through the tour.
Conti Sport 1000.muncher
Jul 9, 2001 10:47 AM
Light, tough, low resist, 120 PSI and cheap.
Conti Ultra 2000Maui
Jul 9, 2001 3:43 PM
I have 2000 miles on a new pair of ultra 2000s this year and haven't flatted once. A substantial part of my riding has been on tough roads.
Axial Pros for $35 or lessDCW
Jul 10, 2001 5:59 AM
Texas Cyclesport's Mailing List Specials regularly offer Axial Pros for $35 ea. I get 2500 miles out of my rear ones and about 3500 out of my front ones. I ride hills hard, too. If you like them and trust them, why switch?

If you have 10 days or so before you need them, you can buy Axial Pros from Square Deals or Parkers for about $25 ea. shipped. I get four at a time for $100.
re: Tire Questioncoonass
Jul 10, 2001 7:58 PM
I 'second' the Panaracers too....I've got Axial Pros on one bike and Panaracers on another; I alternate riding both during the week....the Michelins are covered with small cuts everywhere....the Panaracers are 100% cut free, even though I ride the same routes....