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Appreciate any suggestions on a good training tire...(8 posts)

Appreciate any suggestions on a good training tire...wasabekid
Mar 3, 2003 9:59 AM
to complement my rolf vector comp wheels.

After 2 flats last saturday and 5 total for the Michelin A1 with only ~1200mi, I'm ready for better alternatives. To be fair though, this tire was rear mounted and the front has not had any flats and still look good.

Any suggestions???

Thanks,

W.
Performance Forte Kevlar, Specialized Armadillos nmbigrider
Mar 3, 2003 10:04 AM
ditto Performance Forte Kevlarcyclopathic
Mar 3, 2003 12:12 PM
cheap, good grip, low rolling resistance and kevlar belt to fight flats
Conti GP 2000 (nm)biknben
Mar 3, 2003 10:21 AM
re: Appreciate any suggestions on a good training tire...No_sprint
Mar 3, 2003 10:22 AM
Well, I train and race on all my wheels except one rear which is a designated trainer only wheel outside of a wicked emergency. That wheel has some kind of cheapo Hutchinson on it. It holds up well on the trainer.
Conti Grand Prix or GP 3000 (nm)PEDDLEFOOT
Mar 3, 2003 10:22 AM
Well, it looks like this board is dominated by...wasabekid
Mar 3, 2003 2:58 PM
Conti and Michelin users.

The reason I posted an open ended question was that after doing a search on training/racing tires there might be a good chance that opinions on previously recommended tires (Michelins and Conti) may have changed since then.

Except for the Performance kevlar(I was told they're having a sale tommorrow, BTW) it looks like the same recommendations still hold true.

Thanks,

W.
re: Fortecyclopathic
Mar 3, 2003 4:18 PM
Forte is made by National tire (Japanese company) who also makes Panaracer and tires for bunch of US mfg like Ritchey, Bontrager etc. Pretty much if you see bicycle tire made in Japan it's made by National.