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Stupid frikin' new tyres suck

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Rooster1, 11 Jan 2018.

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  1. Rooster1

    Rooster1 May the Porg Be With You

    Location:
    Berks
    Three rides, two punctures. 15 miles each ride. Damp muddy roads.
    Both on the rear, both just between sidewall and middle.
    Nothing obvious in the road.
    Obviously nothing to stop them penetrating the tyre

    They are Continental Ultra Sport II Folding Road Tyre

    I read the reviews and they seemed positive.

    Got them on sale but wish I hadn't

    Will be putting the Schwalbe Marathons back on tonight. They are bullet proof.

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
     
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  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Yep, cheap for a reason unfortunately, summer use maybe ok
    There are options in between summer rollers and Marathon sluggers (at least the plus option)
     
  3. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    oh dear @Rooster1 that's not good or fun
     
  4. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    I think the clue is in the name.
     
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  5. OP
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    Rooster1

    Rooster1 May the Porg Be With You

    Location:
    Berks
    Folding ?
     
  6. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this..........

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Ha Ha!

    Similar experience of Continental road tyres for me too - Damn tyres tale

    I gave mine away in the end!
     
  7. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Sport mebbe
     
  8. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    Ultra sport 11
     
  9. OP
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    Rooster1

    Rooster1 May the Porg Be With You

    Location:
    Berks
    If only there had been a forum with buying advice on such matters. I mean, why do I use this forum if I can't be bothered to look at the advice. Feeling very stupid and .... deflated. oh well, it's only money.
     
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  10. OP
    OP
    Rooster1

    Rooster1 May the Porg Be With You

    Location:
    Berks
    Ah, number two's - I get it.
     
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  11. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    Mostly Ultra Sport.
     
  12. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    You could have wasted less money on the rigid version at Ribble :blush:
     
  13. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
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  14. OP
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    Rooster1

    Rooster1 May the Porg Be With You

    Location:
    Berks
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  15. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member