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Are these worth it?(5 posts)

Are these worth it?look271
Feb 23, 2003 5:27 PM
Hutchinson Carbon

Comp Gold

Sale $19.99


I had some Hutchinson's a long time ago and was less than thrilled, but for $20 a tire, I may give them a chance. Has anyone used them?
re: Are these worth it?russw19
Feb 23, 2003 9:27 PM
I've riden them, they are OK. While not my first choice tires, they are a good buy at $20.
re: Are these worth it?Wise
Feb 23, 2003 11:23 PM
They are not bad tires for 19.99.. I just retired a set that i had ridden for a couple thousand miles. They still have some life on them too, but will be relegated for trainer use.

The seemed to handle pretty good actually, which was a bit surprising maybe since they are not the softest tire, but they aren't hard either. They felt a bit narrow for 23s ...

the only disadvantage i can think of is that they were all sliced up within a few hundred miles. All the slashes scared me, but the tires never failed and i only flatted a few times with them.

I would give them my recommendation, esp at that price
Typical Supergopmf1
Feb 24, 2003 6:48 AM
The size for $19.98 is a 650x23. Do you have 650 wheels?

Its 24.98 for the 700x23.

I had a set of carbon comps and before that a bunch of competition gold (this is in the pre-carbon days). They were all decent tires. Not a bad deal for $25. I think USPS uses them if that does anything for you.
That's right...look271
Feb 24, 2003 7:23 AM
I forgot about that little "detail". I just may go overseas and get some Conti Gatorbacks from Xpedia for approx $18. I KNOW those won't flat often! (Yes I know about addded shipping costs, but I'll be getting other stuff, so it balances out.)