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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.

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 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 ( 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.
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?