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Good Tires(7 posts)

Good TiresPBLed
Aug 10, 2002 3:58 PM
What is the best value tire that is both durable for training and you can still race crits on it?
I'm partial to Conti'sLone Gunman
Aug 10, 2002 4:36 PM
I would think the Ultra 2000's are a decent selection, but you will get answers from all over the place on your question. And it is not an easy answer, durable and sticky is an unlikely combination.
re: Good TiresNessism
Aug 10, 2002 6:00 PM
Don't know about racing crits but I like the Michelin family of tires for their value. Been riding on High Lite Prestige's for a while now an like them a lot. Performance sells these for about $20/tire but other companies have them also. They have the same (?) casing as some of their higher end tires that cost twice as much. Hard to go wrong.

Aug 11, 2002 2:09 AM
I hope I spelled that correctly. Really good tires, you can run really high pressure on them, and they roll super good. They are a bit expensive, but well worth the money.
Love mine.look271
Aug 11, 2002 1:24 PM
If you order from europe, you can get 'em pretty cheap. They are the best tires I've ever used, especially when it gets wet.
pro racesrob45
Aug 11, 2002 5:01 AM
these new michelins are great--pretty durable, smooth rolling. Good enough for half the tour peleton (and about $35 bucks through supergo, which is pretty reasonable for a combo training/racing tire
Vredestein Fortezzas / Veloflex PaveCT1 Guy
Aug 11, 2002 11:36 AM
Vredestein Fortezzas - not the tri-comp versions - are pretty durable and wear well.

If money no object - Veloflex Pave - simply the best road tire out there - dunno if you can get them in the US though.

Don't know why you guys in the US pay so much for tires over there - check out the prices on UK websites and see what I mean. $70 is way tooo much...