Road Tyres recommendation

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  1. Fred

    Fred Guest

    I was looking for some tyre info on this site but unfortunately all of them are no longer available
    on the server - so I'm sorry for asking a question, which no doubt has been asked many times before.
    Which brand / type of road tyre would in your opinion have good wearing property as well as offering
    good resistance to pinch punctures and cuts from glass and mussel shells? Price is of secondary
    importance. TIA Fred
     
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  2. "Fred" <"Fred"@invalid.btinternet.com> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I was looking for some tyre info on this site but unfortunately all of them are no longer
    > available on the server -

    You can use http://groups.google.com to get older posts from this group.

    JT

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  3. D.P.G.

    D.P.G. Guest

    Bontrager Race X Lite. Best road tire ever used. Expensive. Have been riding 30 years. Have 3000
    miles on this set on a Trek 5200 and not one flat, just starting to shows signs of wear. Stick to
    the road like glue.

    "Fred" <"Fred"@invalid.btinternet.com> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I was looking for some tyre info on this site but unfortunately all of them are no longer
    > available on the server - so I'm sorry for asking a question, which no doubt has been asked many
    > times before. Which brand / type of road tyre would in your opinion have good wearing property as
    > well as offering good resistance to pinch punctures and cuts from glass and mussel shells? Price
    > is of secondary importance. TIA Fred
     
  4. prestonjb

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    What is your weight. I find that makes a large difference in tire wear. A buddy of mine is 230lb and he only got about 1200 miles out of the BTRXL on his Trek5200.

    I use michelin and find that I can get around 2000-2500miles on the rear tire (Axial Pros). The Axial Pro Race should be even better. I'm 180lbs. Another guy is 140lb and he gets 3000 miles on his axial pros.

    JBP
     
  5. nospam

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    > from glass and mussel shells?

    Mussel shells??? Most of us on this side of the pond ride on asphalt and concrete. ;-) Seriously
    though, I don't think most manuf test for that particular road hazard. I'd be interested to hear
    what you find.
     
  6. Ronald

    Ronald Guest

    Dutch cycling magazine Fiets did a tyre test last year, you can see the results at:
    http://www.ultimade.nl/bikepages/index.php4?page=tyretest

    I'm very happy with the Continental Grand Prix, cheap (i get them for 11.35 euros), durable,
    puncture resistant and nice ride. Downside is maybe the weight and non-foldable. I've used expensive
    tyres like the Vittoria Corsa CX but i had a lot of flats with those, the rubber is like sticky
    tape, it picks up all kinds of little pieces of glass, stones etc. And because you paid a lot for
    the tyres you usually want to get maximum use out of them resulting in more flats because you keep
    delaying replacement. The Continentals i change at 5000km, there's usually still a lot of milage in
    them then.

    "Fred" <"Fred"@invalid.btinternet.com> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I was looking for some tyre info on this site but unfortunately all of them are no longer
    > available on the server - so I'm sorry for asking a question, which no doubt has been asked many
    > times before. Which brand / type of road tyre would in your opinion have good wearing property as
    > well as offering good resistance to pinch punctures and cuts from glass and mussel shells? Price
    > is of secondary importance. TIA Fred
     
  7. D.P.G.

    D.P.G. Guest

    My weight is 165 lbs. I guess that would matter.

    "Fred" <"Fred"@invalid.btinternet.com> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I was looking for some tyre info on this site but unfortunately all of them are no longer
    > available on the server - so I'm sorry for asking a question, which no doubt has been asked many
    > times before. Which brand / type of road tyre would in your opinion have good wearing property as
    > well as offering good resistance to pinch punctures and cuts from glass and mussel shells? Price
    > is of secondary importance. TIA Fred
     
  8. G.Daniels

    G.Daniels Guest

    DIY cable /bike luber, May 17,2003 in Bike.tech.
     
  9. Fred

    Fred Guest

    Thanks for replies and link (i.e.. http://www.ultimade.nl/bikepages/index.php4?page=tyretest ) Well
    - I am using Continental Grand Prix 3000 and whilst I managed to clock up over 4000 miles on the
    front wheel the rear needed replacing at 2000 and is due for replacement again now. I am not
    objecting to the wear, but the number of punctures is getting me down and it's mainly pinch
    punctures. I am running at about 100psi and I suspect the little pebbles we get on our sea-side
    asphalt cycle path are responsible for those and small cuts caused by broken mussel shells are the
    other punctures. We do have a wonderful 15 mile stretch of cycle path along our promenade and coast
    line and this is just about right for a daily there and back in about a couple of hours. (As to
    weight - well 165lbs shouldn't be beyond tyre manufacturers competence!) I think I shall give the
    Specialized Turbo Armadillos a try, seeing that according to the tyre test their puncture resistance
    is more then twice that of my Continentals and yes I noticed they are more then double the weight
    too , but heck I am only competing with myself (winning every time!) And if I am no longer adding
    patches to my inner tube there won't be much of a weight difference anyway. :) Fred
     
  10. Mike S.

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    "Fred" <"Fred"@invalid.btinternet.com> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I was looking for some tyre info on this site but unfortunately all of them are no longer
    > available on the server - so I'm sorry for asking a question, which no doubt has been asked many
    > times before. Which brand / type of road tyre would in your opinion have good wearing property as
    > well as offering good resistance to pinch punctures and cuts from glass and mussel shells? Price
    > is of secondary importance. TIA Fred
    >
    I lean towards the Michelin Hi Lite Prestige tires for training. Not very heavy and very long
    wearing at the same time.

    The Grand Prix 4 Season tires are supposed to be a good bet for no punctures.

    Mike
     
  11. Fred <"Fred"@invalid.btinternet.com> wrote:

    > I was looking for some tyre info on this site but unfortunately all of them are no longer
    > available on the server - so I'm sorry for asking a question, which no doubt has been asked many
    > times before. Which brand / type of road tyre would in your opinion have good wearing property as
    > well as offering good resistance to pinch punctures and cuts from glass and mussel shells? Price
    > is of secondary importance.

    Continental Ultra GatorSkin is a good tyre which might be just what you're looking for. It has the
    same black tread as Grand Prix, a kevlar layer and tougher sidewalls.

    -as
     
  12. On Mon, 19 May 2003 20:01:49 -0400, Fred wrote:

    > I was looking for some tyre info on this site but unfortunately all of them are no longer
    > available on the server - so I'm sorry for asking a question, which no doubt has been asked many
    > times before. Which brand / type of road tyre would in your opinion have good wearing property as
    > well as offering good resistance to pinch punctures and cuts from glass and mussel shells? Price
    > is of secondary importance. TIA Fred

    Protection against pinch flats is mostly a matter of having a wide enough tire with enough air
    pressure to keep you from "bottoming out" on bumps, and enough technique to ride "gently" -- i.e.,
    using your arms and legs as "suspensions" for your body mass to keep the load off the bike when
    htting a bump. I doubt you'd find any brand difference in terms of snakebite resistance among two
    tires of equal volume, equal size and equal air pressure on the same rims ridden the same way.
     
  13. Jkpoulos7

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    >I think I shall give the Specialized Turbo Armadillos a try, seeing that according to the tyre test
    >their puncture resistance is more then twice that of my Continentals and yes I noticed they are
    >more then double the

    They puncture too. The only road tires I've ridden that never flatted from puncture are the
    Nashbar Prima 2 plus ($10) and the Panaracer Category Elite. The Conti 2000's had more slices than
    a deli counter.
     
  14. A Muzi

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  15. Arthur Clune

    Arthur Clune Guest

    Steve Palincsar <[email protected]> wrote:
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    : Protection against pinch flats is mostly a matter of having a wide enough tire with enough air
    : pressure to keep you from "bottoming out" on bumps, and enough technique to ride "gently" -- i.e.,
    : using your arms and legs as "suspensions" for your body mass to keep the load off the bike when
    : htting a bump. I doubt you'd find any brand difference in terms of snakebite resistance among two
    : tires of equal volume, equal size and equal air pressure on the same rims ridden the same way.

    Listen to the man. I'm surprised no-one else has mentioned this.

    Some things to check before you buy more tyres:

    1) What width are your tyres? From your description I'd say you want 25mm tyres at least.

    2) How hard? 100 PSI is obviously not enough if you are getting pinch flats.

    I'd suggest some Michelen 25 mm tyres (quite fat) and run them at 100-110 PSI (fatter tyres = lower
    pressure) and see how you go.

    Michelen do Axial Pro's in 25mm (or did) or you could just try some cheaper ones first to see how
    you go with the extra width.

    Either way the extra puncture restistance of the specialised won't help much against pinch flats
    (it's help a very small amount since the sidewall of the tyre will be stiffer in a heavier tyre but
    that's not the real solution)

    Arthur

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  16. [email protected] (Jkpoulos7) wrote in message
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    > They puncture too. The only road tires I've ridden that never flatted from puncture are the
    > Nashbar Prima 2 plus ($10) and the Panaracer Category Elite. The Conti 2000's had more slices than
    > a deli counter.

    Maybe I've just been very lucky, but I've only ever suffered one flat with Vredestein Fortezza
    Tri-Comps, and that was a pinch puncture.

    David E. Belcher

    Dept. of Chemistry, University of York
     
  17. G.Daniels

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    "yeah, that's what the gum arabics do! the blow the rubber onto the pavement and in return give the
    package GRIP.Gotta see a F1 try to ease to the finish on wet rubber on a drying track.chunks
    everywhere.chewed up. on the other hand the duro tour wears extremely well and does the commuting
    but not F3. The duro winner 2 is however light years ahead of similar auto tires hi mileage and into
    yon trunk and guardrail with just a touch of avoidance G force giving Granny who never goes there a
    bit of a start you know. Whammo. the development that's available for a 25 pound vehicle must
    surpass the development(and manufacture) as for a 6000 pound vehicle every which way.
     
  18. > The Conti 2000's had more slices than a deli counter.

    That's what I noticed. I never got more than 1000 miles out of them because they always get sliced.
    They came on my first roadbike and never bothered trying anything else until recently cause they are
    $20 and it seems like most similar-looking tires are $30 and up.

    Recently bought a set of used rimes with well-used michelin hi-lite prestige tires. I thought they
    were just about worn out but have gotten a thousand miles from them so far & they look about the
    same. Not many cuts. Somehow they feel both a little bit softer and a little bit faster than the
    conti 2000s but not quite as sticky.

    I did try some michelin axial bi-sports briefly. Felt like they were filled with concrete. for sale!
    two axial bi-sports with low miles.

    dkl
     
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