HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 33 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

Which Paved / Fire Road Clincher Tire
Poll ended at Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:01 pm
Vittoria Open Pave 24mm 69%  69%  [ 11 ]
Michelin ProRace2 25mm 19%  19%  [ 3 ]
Continental GP4000 25mm 13%  13%  [ 2 ]
Vittoria Open CX 25mm 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 16
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:24 pm
Posts: 1569
Location: Center of the Universe
Next month I will be on a trip where there will be long sections of fire roads and forest service roads mixed in with paved sections.
I am wondering what people think of these tires. I am considering clincher only. I have ridden some of these roads in the past with standard 23 tires and although it was do - able, I would feel more comfortable decending with more rubber.

Vittoria Open Pave 24mm
Michelin ProRace2 25mm
Continental has a few models in 25mm

Other suggestions or comments will be appreciated.

EDIT: I made it a poll question


Last edited by Gregorio on Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:03 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:39 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:40 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:03 pm
Posts: 778
Of those the Continental Ultra Gator skin is the best choice.

I do tons of gravel rides in the off season, and they hold up well to gravel.

The other two are good tires, but not first choices for gravel roads.

8)

_________________
This forum would be a better place if you had to know what you were talking about prior to posting. And if you took yourself less seriously.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:08 pm
Posts: 689
Location: Wichita Falls
I think ProCycling Magazine just did a test on tires best suited for this......and I think they liked the Open Pave 25mm.......You might also try the GP4000 4-Season 25mm or a Schwalbe Stelvio in a 25mm

_________________
green jacket, gold jacket...who gives a sh*t


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:09 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2004 6:55 pm
Posts: 1893
Location: Vienna, AUT
Check out the fatties that Hampsten is using on his Strada Biancha bike - Jack Brown's from Rivendell. The Barcalounger of road tires. No not WW as an item, but they will go anywhere in comfy style. Good enough for Andy...

http://www.hampsten.com/Bikes/GravelRoa ... ianca.html


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:24 pm
Posts: 1569
Location: Center of the Universe
Those would never fit my frame. I do need tires that are still good on the paved road too. probably 70% paved and 30% fire roads (relatively smooth dirt and some gravel)

I think the Continental Ultra Gatorskins would be painfully slow on the paved sections at 300g, I could be wrong...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:34 pm
Posts: 29
Location: on your left
Stolichnaya wrote:
Jack Brown's from Rivendell


+1

or Gran Bois

Tubulars of course would be best...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:24 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 6:19 am
Posts: 573
Location: nr Derby, UK
I've been riding 28mm Conti Ultra Gatorskins on my cross bike since early December. They're not the fastest ever on the road, but I certainly wouldn't call them painfully slow. Keeping up with others in a group and doing my bit on the front certainly isn't a problem, and I definitely appreciate the extra comfort from the big tyres.

I'd say go for the biggest you can fit in your frame, and consider tubs if you can.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gravel Specials
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:31 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2003 2:25 am
Posts: 4451
Location: Canada
I am just ordering a set of Dugast Paris-Roubaix silk 27s for my Ambrosio Nemesis 32s ro replace the Vittorias. I'll let you know how they go!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:58 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:38 am
Posts: 1716
Location: Dutchess County, NY
I know I'm committing heresy here, but if you have to use clinchers, you could opt for the anti-ww tufo tubeless clinchers as well. I used to use them for commuting and in 2 years I never had 1 flat w/ them.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:03 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:02 pm
Posts: 1152
Location: around amsterdam
are the bontrager hardcase and the specialized armadillo to heavy
i have been temped to the race x lite hardcase and the specialized roubaix and others but not had the chance because i dont need tires that foolproof


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:07 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2006 3:02 am
Posts: 205
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
The Conti GP4 Seasons. Not too bad on the road, great on gravel and remarkably tough. Wear well. Only thing is to make sure that your first 30 - 50 kms are on dry roads to get rid of the mold release agent, it's super slippery on wet roads, once it's scrubbed off there's ample grip. Other alternative is a quick wipe with 400 grit sandpaper.

Of course some big volume tubs are a far better choice. I run the Conti Competition Protection 25s. Not light, but bombproof and great on the road. The cornering, esp in the wet is inspiring. Again, check out the Velonews review for some other options.

_________________
In what furnace was thy brain?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:49 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:26 pm
Posts: 165
+1 on the conti 4 seasons. I have gone off road easily with no issues. I use them to train on here in the desert because for a clincher they simply will not flat. Knock on wood. :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:09 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:43 pm
Posts: 657
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark, Earth, Universe
I have had pretty bad luck running 4000S and 4000 23mm on gravel road. I have cut up 6 tires during the last year.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:24 pm
Posts: 1569
Location: Center of the Universe
I got them yesterday. A little heavier than advertized of course. Some storms are moving into the area this afternoon. I will go for a ride and try them out in the rain :wink:
Measured 24.44mm for width.

Image
Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:11 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:42 pm
Posts: 118
Location: Dallas, TX
Can you tell where did you buy them and how much did you pay?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:11 am 


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 33 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Butcher, Google Adsense [Bot], Mattias Hellöre, rmerka, shoemakerpom2010 and 62 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Why are tires so much more expensive in the US

[ Go to page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ]

in Road

Bantamben

68

4019

Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:41 pm

sawyer View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Compass Tires. Any experiences?

in Road

whydobearsxplod

0

196

Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:32 am

whydobearsxplod View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Tubeless tires with Campagnolo rims?

in Road

eifelschleicher

0

216

Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:41 pm

eifelschleicher View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 25mm tires on 2008 Cervelo R3 frame?

in Road

critracer26

8

768

Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:20 am

Andrewjn View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 25mm tires on a Time, specifically VXRS Ulteam

in Road

savechief

14

1101

Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:56 am

savechief View the latest post


It is currently Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:21 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB