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Tyres......anyone tested these?....

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by stevenb, 27 Jan 2008.

  1. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

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    South Beds.
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

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    e4
    good performance in the wet sounds like a compromise in the material

    I know nothing about tyres btw
     
  3. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    they are a good tyre, But as far as I know the wear life on them is very short
     
  4. OP
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    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    What about the Conti 4000 chilis?
    Anyone tested them?
    :idea:
     
  5. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    The gp4000s are the tyre i would go for. Awesome grip, last reasonably well and pretty good prices about too.
     
  6. OP
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    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Am considering them aswell :biggrin:

    I read the Chili compound was supposed to be even better and lighter than the 4000's?

    Mind you....they do the 4000's in black/lemon.....which will suit my bike paintwork.:idea:
     
  7. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    even though they are lighter takes down the punture resistance, what are the tyres going to be used for?

    the GP 4000's are a great tyre, I have a set myself (although not on the bike yet, I've had them 4 months) But compared to tyres I've used in the past, on first impressions in the box they seem great.
     
  8. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member

    There is a suprisingly noticeable improvement in the Chili's over the 4000's. Excellent tyres.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

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    South Beds.
    I have been reading tghe literature on Ribbles website.
    They look good value.:girl:
     
  10. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    Location:
    South Norfolk
    I have both GP4000 and GP4000 Chilis on various wheels, but all in black. Both tyres are the best Conti tyres I've used....like walker, I've heard that Attack/Force don't last as long.

    Anyhoo....what about the coloured GP4000s? Does the coloured compound affect the rate of wear?
     
  11. OP
    OP
    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Isn't it just the side walls that are coloured? The central part of the tyre is black........?
     
  12. yello

    yello Guru

    A great deal depends on your riding. I wrote off a new pair of GP3000s last year on an audax, and I mean new. The tyre walls were ripped to buggery after only a few hundred km, I was not impressed... but then it was my fault really. They are not a tyre for the gravely b-roads much favoured by audax!

    I replaced with GP 4 seasons and so far so good... after a few thousand km.
     
  13. kyuss

    kyuss Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    I've not had much success with Conti tyres. Far to difficult to get on my rims.

    Don't know how good the new GP4000 are but I've used GP3000 in the past and was less than impressed. They pick up cuts far too easily. Fairly small cuts mind, and easy to superglue, but not really what you expect from a brand new tyre. The rear is now through to the canvas after only 500 or so miles after I had to get on the brakes pretty sharpish to avoid a car.

    Got some Conti Ultra Sports on the commuter (got them free from Planet X after I had to send some wheels back for a rebuild) and although they were fine for the first 100 or so miles they are now cutting and puncturing at an alarming rate.

    The best tyre I've used by a long long way have been Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp. I'm on the second pair on the good bike and they're brilliant. Not punctured yet (fingers crossed), no cuts, feel really supple on the road, grippy as a really grippy thing on a grippy day even in the wet, and they last for ages.
     
  14. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    Location:
    South Norfolk
    The central part.
     
  15. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member

    For some strange reason the Chili versions are very easy to fit. I've had nightmares fitting GP4000's to Fulcrum rims, but the S Black Chili version was one of the easiest I have ever fitted - to exactly the same wheel.