Need new tyres, how much should i spend ?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Roquen, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. Roquen

    Roquen New Member

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    Hey

    My road tyres are on their last legs, just wondering for anyone in sydney, how much should I be looking at spending, and do you have any brand recommendations? they are for training and saturday racing so I want something pretty decent as I ride 6 days a week.

    ta
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  2. rek

    rek New Member

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    www.probikekit.com have a pretty good deal on Vittoria Rubino Pro tyres at the moment .. $40 each, including an inner tube. I haven't used them yet myself (I'll pick up a set once my current tyres are worn out) but have heard some pretty good things about them.

    Other tyres I've heard good things about are:
    Continental Grand Prix 3000
    Michelin Pro Race
     
  3. idealhilton

    idealhilton New Member

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    And based here in Australia we can offer:
    Vittoria Tecno Twin tread 23mm foldup (gr/blk) 2 tyres with 2 OEm presta tubes $60
    Vittoria Courier 23mm foldup 2 tyres with 2 oem presta tubes $60
    Vittoria Courier wire 23mm 2 tyres with 2 OEM presta tubes $50
    While stock lasts .
    More brandname tyre specials next week or send a request.
    Delivery Australiawide for $10


    Email me at [email protected]
    SMS Steve @ 0402026082
     
  4. budge311

    budge311 New Member

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    I'm a novice to the sport and while we are on the subject, how long should I wait to get new tires? My back tire is a little worn out and my front seems fine. Just wondering when it's time to go shopping.
     
  5. rv

    rv New Member

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    buge311

    I usually get 2500 to 3500 miles on a set of tire, depending on the quality. I only ride michelin...biaxial sport or bisport axial, I forget, ($22US, 2500 to 3000 miles)) or axial pros ($50US, 3000 to 3500 miles). I seem to get more miles out of the axial pros. my race wheels have pro race. the biaxial sport/axial bisport/bisport axial (whatever) are really great tires for the money. they have tread on them, which I'm not particularly crazy about, but they have a kevlar bead and are $22.

    I replace both tires at the same time. I figure if one is shot, the other is close...and a new set makes me feel good. if you see thread/fiber showing, its time for new ones. I'll then use the old ones on my trainer wheel.
     
  6. budge311

    budge311 New Member

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    Thanks rv, I think I still have some more miles in mine.
     
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