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Need help finding a good tire(6 posts)

Need help finding a good tirebigeasy
Mar 19, 2002 2:19 PM
Hi there,

I am looking for a good tire (700x23). I don't want to spend a fortune and would like it to have a low rolling resistance, preferrably light, and somewhat durable. I am an intermediate rider and pretty large 6'4" 220lbs. Also, would someone my size be better off with a wider tire than a 23?

My previous tires were some old Continentals - not sure which model, and I really liked them. For some reason when I got new tires I went with specialized turbo armadillos, and I hate them. Feels like my brakes are rubbing.

If anyone has any suggestions for good, fast, fairly inexpensive tires, I'd love to hear them.

thanks.
the piano manzooog
Mar 19, 2002 4:32 PM
good, fast and inexpensive...does that exist?? I use Michelin Axial pros...can be fairly cheap if you find the right deal at the right time. But I have/had used Specialized turbo comps...fairly cheap, fairly fast and LAST like ZZ top hangover.
Sort of difficult to do when you don't provide budget figuresLone Gunman
Mar 19, 2002 4:44 PM
You liked Continentals, How about the Ultra 2000's $30 per tire @ Nashbar, or 3000's same approx price from Labicicletta.com. If those are too pricey, non folding Ultra 2000 around $22@ Performance. There are possibly better prices around but then again these are model suggestions. I just bought some non folding Conti Sport 1000's for $15 each for a Vintage I am finishing, max pressure 120lb, am curious to ride them when the project is complete. And I would think about going with a 700x25, that 2 mm of tire may provide a bit of comfort.
Define "a fortune"Kerry
Mar 19, 2002 4:49 PM
Conti GP 3000 at LaBicicletta (labicicletta.com) typically around $30. Is that real expensive for you? Conti Ultra 2000 is somewhat cheaper, somewhat more durable, and a somewhat "worse" ride. You pays your money, you takes your choice. You would do OK on 23s, but 25s would be good too.
Michelin Axial carbonCrankist
Mar 19, 2002 8:56 PM
is a good one, most of the traction and suppleness of the APs with fewer flats & cuts. But no doubt, it is a lesser tire if ride quality is your top priority. About $28 per.
Mike
Get enough responses and you'll see ALL the brands recommended.Spoke Wrench
Mar 20, 2002 6:33 AM
Everyone has their own opinions based upon past experience with verious brands and what their friends say. If you've had good experience with Continentals in the past, why change?