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Tires?(9 posts)

Tires?RD Warrior
Jan 17, 2003 4:23 AM
Hey Guy's, I currently am riding a R900 C-Dale w/ultra3000 continental tires, they seem to ride ok.What would be a good upgrade when these wear out.I like fast corners,and straights.I don't have too many hills in florida,but a few tough bridges :)
re: Tires?Mike-Wisc
Jan 17, 2003 5:42 AM
I like the Michelins. I'm looking at the Tufo clincher/tubulars a bit now as well. See what's available locally and go from there.
Conti GP-3000 are nice, perform well,bent_spoke
Jan 17, 2003 5:52 AM
suspect to cuts if your rides are subject to alot of junk. In two seasons, I had 1 cut by glass. Otherwise, they wore pretty well (over 3k) & I like them.
CP-3000 quality varies too muchnn23
Jan 17, 2003 3:34 PM
Some of these tires are really soft. So although connering is fun, the tires wear out too soon. I got less than 700 miles on my rear tire. Not worth it if you dont race.

My .02
Vredstein Fortezzamwood
Jan 17, 2003 8:55 AM
they seem to be a good blend between grip and wear. I really like them.
A 2nd vote for the Vredstein Fortezzateamsloppy
Jan 18, 2003 6:20 PM
The ultimate wear / flat resistance is a Tri-comp on front (a color of your choice) and a straight Fortezza (all black) on back. It looks bad (in a serously good way). I have over 3000 miles so far. Good in the rain too! At 145 psi, significantly faster and cornering confidence.
Panaracer Stradius Pro/Extreme are nice.jw25
Jan 17, 2003 10:26 AM
I've ridden the GP-3000's, which are basically the Ultra 3000 with a different tread pattern. They're decent, but feel stiff at pressures over 100 psi.
I've been running Stradius Pro's for several months, and I really like them. The tread material is pretty tough, as I haven't seen any cuts whatsoever. In contrast, the GP's and Michelins I've run have gotten small nicks and slices pretty fast. There's very slight wear to the rear, though I've only got 500 miles on them so far.
I usually run 110 front and rear, and they stick well in the corners without feeling harsh. They don't seem too popular, so you'll have something different from the rest of the pack, and the price is reasonable, too.
Veloflex & VredesteinCT1 Guy
Jan 17, 2003 11:36 AM
For out an out performance, Veloflex Pave are simply the best tires I've ever had, superb grip and wear well too - the closest you'll get to a tubular in a conventional tire.

For something a bit more robust, but with good feel Vredestein Fortezzas (not Tri-comp), particularly in 25mm are a good high performance winter tire.

Conti GP3000's are OK except they have a tendency for the sidewall to fail too easily and can be a bit sketchy on wet corners
re: Tires?dickruthlynn
Jan 17, 2003 3:53 PM
I have 4,200 miles last year on Michelin Axle Pro's and only 1 flat.