Road Tires - Reviews ??

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Churchill, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. Churchill

    Churchill Guest

    Are there any websites that compare and review the numerous Road Tires ?

    Liggettism:
    "It seems Team Phonek are using a bad tire, due to the number of flats"
     
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  2. bfd

    bfd Guest

    "Churchill" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Are there any websites that compare and review the numerous Road Tires ?
    >
    > Liggettism:
    > "It seems Team Phonek are using a bad tire, due to the number of flats"
    >
    >

    This one is kind of old, but I believe this is the only *known* rolling
    resistance test available:

    http://www.terrymorse.com/bike/rolres.html

    I also recall Tour Magazine also having doing some sort of test too...
     
  3. S o r n i

    S o r n i Guest

    Churchill wrote:
    > Are there any websites that compare and review the numerous Road
    > Tires ?
    >
    > Liggettism:
    > "It seems Team Phonek are using a bad tire, due to the number of
    > flats"


    Try roadbikereview.com. Reports are biased and subjective, of course, but
    you CAN distinguish trends pretty readily.

    Bill "reminder to self to check it out again one of these years" S.
     
  4. DRS

    DRS Guest

  5. dwall

    dwall Guest

  6. Chris

    Chris Guest

    "dwall" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > The team is using Conti's ....Mega miles if you can down the road on
    > them!!!!!!!


    Huh? Conti makes some of the finest tires you will never see. Don't assume
    the teams are using the same tires you can buy down at your LBS (though
    occasionally they do but not likely in a TT).

    >
    > "DRS" <[email protected]> wrote in message
     
  7. bfd

    bfd Guest

    "Chris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > Huh? Conti makes some of the finest tires you will never see. Don't assume
    > the teams are using the same tires you can buy down at your LBS (though
    > occasionally they do but not likely in a TT).
    >

    I agree in part that Conti do make good tires. But, what tires are these
    "teams" using that you "cannot buy down at your LBS"? Are you saying that
    these "teams" are using tires made by someone other than Conti?

    Or that Conti is supplying these "teams" with tires they're not going to
    market or sell to the public? Please clarify.
     
  8. Tim Lines

    Tim Lines Guest

    bfd wrote:

    > "Chris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    >>
    >>Huh? Conti makes some of the finest tires you will never see. Don't assume
    >>the teams are using the same tires you can buy down at your LBS (though
    >>occasionally they do but not likely in a TT).
    >>

    >
    > I agree in part that Conti do make good tires. But, what tires are these
    > "teams" using that you "cannot buy down at your LBS"? Are you saying that
    > these "teams" are using tires made by someone other than Conti?
    >
    > Or that Conti is supplying these "teams" with tires they're not going to
    > market or sell to the public? Please clarify.
    >
    >

    No, these are normal Contis. They've been customized, though. The
    rubber has been removed to save weight.

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  9. Harris

    Harris Guest

    In rec.bicycles.misc Churchill <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Are there any websites that compare and review the numerous Road Tires ?


    I put more stock in what I read on rec.bicycles.tech than roadbike review,
    etc.

    Art Harris
     
  10. bfd

    bfd Guest

    "Tim Lines" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > bfd wrote:
    >
    > > "Chris" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > >>
    > >>Huh? Conti makes some of the finest tires you will never see. Don't

    assume
    > >>the teams are using the same tires you can buy down at your LBS (though
    > >>occasionally they do but not likely in a TT).
    > >>

    > >
    > > I agree in part that Conti do make good tires. But, what tires are these
    > > "teams" using that you "cannot buy down at your LBS"? Are you saying

    that
    > > these "teams" are using tires made by someone other than Conti?
    > >
    > > Or that Conti is supplying these "teams" with tires they're not going to
    > > market or sell to the public? Please clarify.
    > >
    > >

    > No, these are normal Contis. They've been customized, though. The
    > rubber has been removed to save weight.
    >
    > --

    Really!? Where did you hear this? I don't believe Conti "removes" rubber
    from their tire to save weight. Exactly which tires are these teams using
    that they "remove" rubber from their tires? If you're referring to "pro"
    cycling teams, then you must be referring to Cont's tubular tires. If so,
    why wouldn't these "teams" just use Conti track tubular tires? Conti offers
    3 levels of track tubular tires:

    http://www.bikemine.com/Pages/Conti/Conti_TubularProductBlankSet.htm

    Those are "lighter" than their normal "road" tubular tires because they have
    "less rubber". However, these same track tubular tires are also more
    susceptible to flats, and thus, not recommended for road use. Why would any
    team use these tires outside of a track? So, what tires are you referring
    to?
     
  11. On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 20:01:19 GMT, "bfd" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >> No, these are normal Contis. They've been customized, though. The
    >> rubber has been removed to save weight.
    >>
    >> --

    >Really!? Where did you hear this? I don't believe Conti "removes" rubber
    >from their tire to save weight.


    "The rubber" versus "rubber" - probably a bit of throwaway humor. "The
    rubber" wouldn't be removed from any tire using rubber or anything
    close.

    I kind of like the term throwaway humor for tires without rubber, but
    I can't really make it work right now. Gotta be a good pun in there
    somewhere...

    Curtis L. Russell
    Odenton, MD (USA)
    Just someone on two wheels...
     
  12. Curtis L. Russell wrote:


    > I kind of like the term throwaway humor for tires without rubber, but
    > I can't really make it work right now. Gotta be a good pun in there
    > somewhere...


    "Continental: for when the rubber hits the road."
     
  13. "bfd" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > >
    > > >

    > > No, these are normal Contis. They've been customized, though. The
    > > rubber has been removed to save weight.
    > >
    > > --

    > Really!? Where did you hear this? I don't believe Conti "removes" rubber
    > from their tire to save weight.


    He doesn't have it quite right. Conti customized their tires with a special
    liquid to minimize rolling resistance. It's not new, though.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/results/1999/worlds99/results/elitettresults99.html :

    See "Tech notes" just above results.


    Other teams not sponsored by Conti try to compensate by improving their
    efficiency via synchronized pedaling.
     
  14. bfd

    bfd Guest

    "Carl Sundquist" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "bfd" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > No, these are normal Contis. They've been customized, though. The
    > > > rubber has been removed to save weight.
    > > >
    > > > --

    > > Really!? Where did you hear this? I don't believe Conti "removes" rubber
    > > from their tire to save weight.

    >
    > He doesn't have it quite right. Conti customized their tires with a special
    > liquid to minimize rolling resistance. It's not new, though.
    >
    > http://www.cyclingnews.com/results/1999/worlds99/results/elitettresults99.html :
    >
    > See "Tech notes" just above results.
    >

    Interesting. I guess since Team Phonak is using Conti, maybe this
    "special liquid" is the cause for so many crashes on stages 3 and 4 of
    this year's Tour....(actually, the crashes were probably due to the
    poor decision to use a 19mm wide *track* tubular tires, which were not
    designed for either road use or rain, on a rainy, no make that stormy
    day! Not too bright.....
     
  15. BFD:
    Actually, the air was removed from the tires to save weight <Grin>.
    Cheers,
    Bruce


    bfd wrote:

    >
    > Really!? Where did you hear this? I don't believe Conti "removes" rubber
    > from their tire to save weight. Exactly which tires are these teams using
    > that they "remove" rubber from their tires? If you're referring to "pro"
    > cycling teams, then you must be referring to Cont's tubular tires. If so,
    > why wouldn't these "teams" just use Conti track tubular tires? Conti offers
    > 3 levels of track tubular tires:
    >
    > http://www.bikemine.com/Pages/Conti/Conti_TubularProductBlankSet.htm
    >
    > Those are "lighter" than their normal "road" tubular tires because they have
    > "less rubber". However, these same track tubular tires are also more
    > susceptible to flats, and thus, not recommended for road use. Why would any
    > team use these tires outside of a track? So, what tires are you referring
    > to?
    >
    >
    >
     
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