tyres

cityfan247

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I am planning to get a new bike in the New Year.

I have all but decided upon the Dolan L'Etape 22 speed Rival.
http://www.dolan-bikes.com/road/road-bikes/road-bike-carbon/dolan-l-etape-carbon-road-bike-sram-rival-22.html

I wanted Sram gearing and this Carbon framed bike comes in at a very attractive £999. Like the black frame with the yellow/white detailing. Will go for Yellow bar tape.

I am planning on upgrading the wheels to some handbuilt Archtype H Son (in black).
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Handbuilt-H-Plus-Son-Archetype-wheels-Miche-hubs-black-11-speed-Shimano-Campag-/151252174308?pt=UK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR&var=&hash=item23375505e4

So to complete the bling effect i would love some tyres with Yellow trim.

I was all set on getting the Conti 4000 Grand Prix s II ( i use these on my current summer bike) which have a very nice variety with yellow sidewall trim.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/continental-grand-prix-4000s-ii-folding-road-tyre/

But i can only find this in 700 x 23c (apart form the all black version)and would really like to stick to 700 x 25c that i currently use. Can you get the 4000 GP S II in 25c in yellow?

If not are the any yellow trim tyres others people would recommend that compare with the 4000 GP S II in terms of rolling resistence and puncture protection.

Its all very sad i know but i had kinda got my heart set on some bling tyres to match the bike!
 

vickster

Legendary Member
There are virtually no coloured tyres in a 25mm. I have failed before to find red

I quite like Pro 4 endurance - can get those in yellow for a decent price in a 23mm

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/michelin-pro4-endurance-folding-road-tyre/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&kpid=5360493290&sku=5360493290&ci_src=18615224&ci_sku=5360493290uk&ds_e_ad_type=pla&utm_source=google&utm_term&utm_campaign=Michelin - Shopping&utm_medium=base&utm_content=sD2xceUhn_dc|pcrid||pkw||pmt||prd|5360493290uk&dest=1&curr=GBP

There are these tubulars, no idea what they are like

http://www.probikekit.co.uk/bicycle-tyres/veloflex-corsa-25-clincher-road-tyre-twin-pack-with-2-free-tubes-yellow-700-x-25mm/11021039.html

The yellow of course will be dirty as soon as you ride the bike but get the need for coloured tyres!
 
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cityfan247

Well-Known Member
Thanks Viks.
Why dont manufacturers do coloured tyres in more than just 23c ? makes no sense as 25 is the new 23!!

I did spot those Veloflex ones earlier when i was trawling the net. Not sure about the all yellow tyres though.....as you say the dirt will somewhat diminish the look. Think i prefer the more 'elegant' and 'subtle' look of the Michelin and Conti trims.

Had never really thought about having coloured tyres before now tbh. i have used the all black GP 4000 S in the summer and the 4 Seasons over the winter.

But now i really want some colour!
 

vickster

Legendary Member
I don't really think there's a lot of difference between 23mm and 25mm tyres, I have both on different bikes. I'd go for the Michelins, been quite happy with mine (ok I have the grey 25mm, but on a steel bike, 23mm on the carbon)
 
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