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need advice on training tires(4 posts)

need advice on training tiresbrains
Jan 25, 2002 10:17 PM
I need a steel on some quality tires. I need to get my race tires off durring these winter training months. Lots of debris on road. Not sure which brand to go with or whats reasonable price. Looked at Kenda Concept Pro's for $18.95 on Supergo. Are these too good to be true? would it be worth it to spend $30-35 on Continental Gator Skin or Michelin Axial Pro's? any advice appreciated. Also appretiate a link to a great deal. Thanks.
re: need advice on training tiresProboscis
Jan 26, 2002 2:54 PM
Look around, the Michelin Axial Pro's are being closed out. Check at chucksbikes.com and others. You should be able to get them for around 18 bucks. At this price buy extras, put them in a sealed bag/dark place and save them.
re: need advice on training tirespa rider
Jan 26, 2002 3:36 PM
I bought some continental wire bead tires for under $18 to use in the winter salt roads. The have a harder tuffer casing becuase their continentals. I use the 2000 or sport series.

As long as you don't ride over glass or garbage on the road you won't have any flats. I got the sport from Perfomance at $13. I rather rip a cheap tire than a $46 tire.

I used the Michelins the past winter, but they seem to ride hard when its cold out (We ride some 20 degree days in January and February). I think any tire works for winter. Most racers on the East Coast save their wire bead tires to train in winter and spring.
Never had a problem with $14.95 Nashbar/Perf cheapiescory
Jan 26, 2002 9:52 PM
I run house brand Nashbar or Performance (whatever's cheap in October) tires all winter, and they work fine. A little heavy, a little woody-feeling, but hey, they're cheap winter tires.