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Looking for a good all round tire around 30 smackeroos(13 posts)

Looking for a good all round tire around 30 smackerooscarnageasada
Jan 24, 2003 4:23 PM
I'm looking for a tire that does a little bit of everything. Crits, centuries, training, rain. Something to slap on the rim for all occasions.
Michelin Axial Carbonsmickey-mac
Jan 24, 2003 4:31 PM
They run about $30 and are pretty much bombproof. However, I've read reviews here, and people who tend to ride in cold, wet locations complain of traction problems. I'm in Southern California, where cold wet roads aren't a common occurrence, so I've had no problems.
2nd the Michelin Axial CarbonsKen of Fresno
Jan 24, 2003 4:41 PM
I love mine. Got tired of paying for new Conti GPs after a few cuts. The Carbons are bombproof. GPs do handle better in the wet, but this is CA so no worries. :) Best hi milage tire I've found yet.

3rd the Michelin Axial Carbons (nm)GeekRoadie
Jan 24, 2003 4:50 PM
5th Michelin Axial CarbonsAndy M-S
Jan 25, 2003 6:55 AM
Fifth, I think. They're simply unbeatable. They're slick, mostly black, last forever, and handle all conditions (including wet) with aplomb.

The only time I've ever had slipping with these tires was on wet relective lane marker paint/tape in Chicago, and I doubt anything short of sharpened metal spikes would have held on those.
Alternative -- Conti Ultra 2000jtolleson
Jan 24, 2003 6:13 PM
decent combination of durability and pliability. I put a set on before Ride the Rockies (to replace Axial Pros, which I didn't trust for long touring days) and was really satisfied. I'd buy 'em again as a training tire.
Had my Conti Ultra 2000s for over 1000 miles=no flats (nm)regulajo
Jan 25, 2003 9:10 AM
I guess that makes a fourth for bridge?theBreeze
Jan 24, 2003 6:17 PM
Loved my Axial carbons. The LBS was out of them when I needed new ones so I've had a pair of Continentals since November. Don't know if it's a coincidence, but I've had more flats on these than I did on the Mich's. Can't wait to go back.
re: Looking for a good all round tire around 30 smackeroosMVN
Jan 24, 2003 8:17 PM
I just ordered a pair from Lickton's ( for $24.88 ea. I too asked here and everyone agreed that these are great.
re:Vredsestein Fortezzateamsloppy
Jan 24, 2003 11:21 PM
Not the tri-comp. The plain Fortezza.
They Stick on curves.
They roll easily (145 psi).
They resist punctures (3 flats per my 4500 miles ).
They wear (4500 miles so far rear, 6000 on TriComp front).
They are easy to install by hand. (Can't do that with no Michelin).
$29 list at La Bicicelleta
Their from Holland.

A pretty multi-color fortezza Tri-Comp up front and a black Fortezza in back is an indestructible, long wearing, great handling and very bad looking combo for $5 more than straight Fortezza front and rear.
Schwalbe BlizzardsYe Olde Balde One
Jan 25, 2003 8:43 AM
Schwalbe Blizzards: Yep, extra puncture resistant (nm)tempeteOntheRoad
Jan 25, 2003 10:37 AM
mich axial kevlar, $19.99 nmJS Haiku Shop
Jan 27, 2003 6:01 AM