ToffieBoi: I'm guilty of not following this advice, but a little bit of clearance is good, especially when you might be facing wet conditions. But also in the dry a small piece of gravel might become stuck on the tyre after you run through animal poo or something, and get jammed in the fork. Maybe just try Conti GP4000 in 28?
(Itching to run Challenge PRs on my new build, too, but need to look at clearance as well)
Thanks for the message. Actually that was the reason why I didn't kept riding with my old tires.
27mm Roubaix will be lower than the old tires I had, but still I am not sure. I might go Challenge Bianca, 25mm tires maybe. They should be around 27mm, since all Challenge tires are 2mm wider than they say...
So now the tires I am considering are;
- Schwalbe One 28mm - £30
- GP4000SII 28mm - Should be around £30
- Vittoria Open Pave 27mm - £33
- Challenge Open Strada 25mm - £37
- Challenge Paris Roubaix 27mm - £37
Schwalve One looks the cheapest and lightest now. Schwalbe says they are rolling better than old Ultremo's and more durable. Which means they are great tires.
What you guys think?
Sounds like a good deal for me...
On one review, I saw Michelin Pro4 Service Course in 25mm measured 28mm wide on 15C wheel. Which is, nice. I have 17C rims so just a bit wider than that.
- Michelin Pro4 Service Course 25mm - £24
Price is nice. Weight is the best. I like the brand and trust them more than Schwalbes.
I think I am ordering them