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Best prices on road tires?(5 posts)

Best prices on road tires?wacomme
May 5, 2002 7:23 PM
Where's the best (cheapest) place to purchase quality road tires such as the Axial Pro or GP3000?
re: Best prices on road tires?pmf1
May 6, 2002 4:45 AM
I was going to tell you sdeals.com, a UK outfit. I bought a bunch of tires from them recently -- GP 3000 were around $22/tire. Shipping is steep, so it pays to get a bunch. Unfortunately, sdeals seems to have withdrawn from internet sales. I can't figure out why they can't hire a few more guys and continue internet sales. Its not like there's abundant jobs in the UK.

Another place that has decent prices is labicicletta.com. I've bought AP's there for $33/tire. About the same prices for GP 3000 and Vredestein. They're good to deal with.
re: Best prices on road tires?cincy1
May 6, 2002 7:57 AM
I've bought Axial Pro's at Supergo (www.supergo.com) for $34.95. Have never had any problems with their service.
Go internationalAndante
May 6, 2002 9:19 AM
I picked up Conti GP3000's for about $20 from Zonabici.com (from Italy). The cheapest prices on European made tires are going to be from European merchants.
In bulk from the UKboneman
May 6, 2002 12:56 PM
I'd buy in bulk, to make the shipping cost effective, from the UK as if there's a problem, at least they speak English. I'm a US expatriate living in the UK, but when I return to the US, I'm buying from Parker International which is a reputable firm with whom I've dealt with frequently over the last 3+ years. First off, you don't have to pay VAT so take 15% off the listed price. Second, there is no import duty on bicycle tires from the UK into the US. I don't ask why but that's according to the tariff sheet posted by US Customs.

As for tires, try the Schwalbe Blizzard Neo Pros. I've ridden lots of clinchers since arriving in the UK having previously ridden nothing but tubs for 30 years. Glass in London is worse the NYC or Boston, two areas I'm very familiar with when bike riding. The Schwalbe's are well made, durable, have a good ride and are subjectively responsive and fast.