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Tyre setup.

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by joshw, 3 May 2008.

  1. joshw

    joshw New Member

    Location:
    Peak District
    At the moment, I have one very good tyre (Michelin Pro3) and one so-so tyre (Vittoria rubino Pro).

    Should I put the Pro3 on the rear or front?
     
  2. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    FRONT

    This is not negotiable.
    Always put your best tyre on the front. A sudden deflation or similar of a rear tyre is not as hazardous as the front tyre.
    Grip on the front tyre is more important than the rear.
    Most braking is done through the front wheel/tyre.
    Never be tempted to swap front for back to increase longevity.
    Buy another PR3 from Parkers...only £22, a bargain, a pair rides really nicely, keep the old Vittoria for emergencies.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    joshw

    joshw New Member

    Location:
    Peak District
    Thanks a lot.
     
  4. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    he's right:biggrin:
     
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    indeed

    the front conti ultra gator let itself down very suddenly as I braked hard at the bottom of a hill before a sharp left

    lucky to get away with some scrapes and bruises

    mind you it's still on there, although I've changed the back to a 23 Lugano

    they decent? I fancied the red stripes on them, and they were very reasonable, taking the front off too when I get a change, five flats in rtwo days, I can only assume I rode over something, the tyres are disappointingly cut up after only a four weeks and I echo what others have sadi about them in the wet
     
  6. DaveM

    DaveM New Member

    OMG I,ve been using rubino's for years and never had any problem with them but it looks like I,ve been putting my life in danger, happen I should rush out and buy some overpriced tyres instead:wacko:
     
  7. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    who said that?

    best wheel on the front is all that's been said
     
  8. DaveM

    DaveM New Member


    It is being implied that because the michelin is 3 times more expensive than the rubino that it is 3 times better which is bollocks
     
  9. OP
    OP
    joshw

    joshw New Member

    Location:
    Peak District
    Rubino Pros cost £14

    Pro3s cost £22...
     
  10. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Spot on.

    It is ten times better, Rubinos are like riding on bricks.
     
  11. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    rubbish. about as valid as the usual rubbish about non campag groupsets.
     
  12. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    We'll agree to differ, I put one on the rear of my best bike while I was waiting for a replacement Tricomp, and I found the ride unbelievably harsh in comparison. Grip was nowhere near as good either.
     
  13. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    fair enough, but mine felt fine yesterday, even though i was descending at over 40mph, when not doing some horrendously steep climbing. maybe they run better as a pair?
     
  14. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    it's being implied that it's a better tyre, that's all, you're making the rest up fella
     
  15. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    how is responding to someone saying that a tyre is like "riding on bricks", and disputing it (not disputing the merits of the other tyre) "making the rest up"?