Continental Attack/Force

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Smilin321, Mar 27, 2003.

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    1)Anyone have any experience with these new tires from Conti?

    2)Does it make sense to use a smaller tire in front?

    I am currently riding Specialized Armadillo in 700x23 and I love the flat resistance but these
    tires are heavy(380g maybe more). My group training rides always turn out to be a race, which I
    don't mind cause it gets me in shape, even though I sometimes get dropped(especially on the hills).
    So I'm always thinking that I should lighten up on the tires a bit (as it is rotational weight and
    all that). I usually wear out the rear tire faster, so I end up rotating with the front. These new
    tires from Conti sound interesting except for the $$$. But I could just buy two different sizes of
    another tire for less. Will 100+g per tire make a difference to a club rider or should I just shut
    up and ride?

    Chris
     
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  2. smilin-<< 1)Anyone have any experience with these new tires from Conti?

    2)Does it make sense to use a smaller tire in front?

    Saw them from the rep-makes as much sense as a different size tires onna car-not IMO-

    Too bad they come in pairs now-I would like to put two rears on my bike...

    << I am currently riding Specialized Armadillo in 700x23 and I love the flat resistance but these
    tires are heavy(380g maybe more).

    Look at Conti Gatorskins or Conti Grand Prix 4 season...

    << My group training rides always turn out to be a race, which I don't mind cause it gets me in
    shape, even though I sometimes get dropped(especially on the hills). So I'm always thinking that I
    should lighten up on the tires a bit (as it is rotational weight and all that).

    This sin't gonna keep ya from getting dropped...sorry-the rotational weight thing is a small, small,
    teeny part of the wheel equation.

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