Comparative real sizes of "700x23" tyres

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by bdm, May 14, 2004.

  1. bdm

    bdm New Member

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    Can anyone offer info about the relative "heights" of the following (all in 700x23): Conti GP3000; Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp; Vittoria Corsa EVO-CX.
    I need to find the lowest profile to fit under my mudguards!

    As a side issue, any experience of comparative puncture resistance of these tyres on London glass-paved streets?

    Recently I've been using Conti GP3000 (700x20) with fairly satisfactory results: one flat on the front in 5000 miles:) a rear tyre that went 2000 without problem:) but another one this past winter that has punctured several times in 1000 miles:( I'm wondering if going to 700x23 will prove even better...

    All experience gratefully received!

    BDM
     
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  2. Cipher

    Cipher New Member

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    On a loosely related note, I have been using Bontrager's (700x23)which came on my new bike and have had 2 flats (rear) in 225 miles. Continental is making these tires for Bontrager, and they are very similar in their design and composition to Conti's GP3000. I removed the rear at 300 mi. when I noticed small splits in the rear tread...
     
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