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Best Road Tyres

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by aserota, 6 May 2008.

  1. aserota

    aserota Well-Known Member

    Bike should be back from the repair shop, for its final tune/setup

    Looking for a spare (next set of tyres) for my bike. Ive currently got a pair of continental comp3's (iirc). Is there anything out there that will out perform these?

    I hate punctures and really dont care that much about comfort, obviously grip is needed!
     
  2. Contis gatter skins A+ they are worth the money
     
  3. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    in the winter.


    Either go for Michelin PRO 3's or Conti GP 4'S
     
  4. monnet

    monnet Über Member

    for winter - Deda Tre Grintas
    for the summer - see Walker's post
     
  5. For my winter/ training bike (a flst bar roadbike) I opted for Conti 4 Season's as they seemed a good all rounder. My summer bike has Conti GP's, that's what came with the bike and I've had no need to change them. I'm not too experienced with different models but compared to Spesh I like the contis.
     
  6. ???

    Why if there good there good!
     
  7. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Gators give good grip in all weather conditions but weigh the same as a small baby and as far as I know they come in a 25c and up.

    the Conti and the Michelins are a good road tyre with maximum grip in pretty much all conditions, and have really low rolling resistance
     
  8. The Gators come in 23, 25 and 28's. The 23's come folded or not so the GatorSkin 700 x 23C black / DuraSkin folding tyre are light. (247grams) Ive just taken one of mine of to see.
     
  9. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    had ultra gators, and ditched them, cut up too much and slid horribly in the wet

    are we talking about the same tyres? smooth with a funny footprint pattern on he shoulders?
     
  10. Smeggers

    Smeggers New Member

    Sorry to hijack a bit - but would it be worth upgrading from Vittoria Rubinos - or is the difference not that noticeable?
     
  11. sjb

    sjb New Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    That's the ones, have to say I've had no grip problems at all in my year with them, including some pretty hairy descents on wet roads and lots of urban commuting - only time I lose grip is wet manhole covers:wacko:
     
  12. Yep we are! maybe its the roads that make or brake the tyres as ive not had a prob with mine and im like a "train with no brakes" and bank over hard to 35 / 40 deg

    There good I would leave them on till its time to show them the bin lid:ohmy:
     
  13. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    Schwalbe Stelvio Plus - fantastic tyre but never seem to get mentioned. A lot of shops don't stock them unfortunately
     
  14. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    GatorSkins seem to divide opinion more than any other tyre. People either swear by them, or swear at them. I'm in the latter camp.

    But far worse were Conti 4 Seasons. When they first came out I thought they would be the ideal Audax tyre, but how wrong could I be: I'd never had so many punctures. The tread semed to trap shards of flint which would then be hammered through the tyre with every subsequent revolution. I was so happy when somone snapped them up as a bargain from my 'bike sale' table. Hopefully the new owner had more luck with them than I did.

    Swapping to ProRace 2s saw the Puncture Fairy banished from then on.
     
  15. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    I was put off them by the price - I ride regular Stelvios (with RaceGuard) and am happy both with the performance, and the extra £30 in my pocket :biggrin: