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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:33 am 

Joined: Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:28 am
Posts: 27
Hey everyone. I'll do a proper introduction soon, however I have a quick question.

I am in the process of doing my yearly bike freshening (you know, the full bike strip and rebuild) and am replacing my tires among other things. Usually I would just find something cheap, but I want something with a mix of being a little weenieish and a little durable. They are going on my Reynolds Assaults.

So what are your favorite clincher tires?


PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:48 am 

Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:28 pm
Posts: 1405
Continental GPS 4000s grand prix...around 200-210g. and plenty durable imo.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:56 am 

Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:47 pm
Posts: 2138
Location: Santa Cruz, California, USA
I've been using Panaracer Evo 3s for training. They're about $35-40, light (210g in 23mm), last a reasonably long time and have good wet weather traction.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:07 am 

Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:43 pm
Posts: 357
Vredestein Fortezza Tri Comp

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:30 am 

Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:25 pm
Posts: 93
Location: MA
+1 for 4000s. I run both clinchers and tubulars and love them both.

Ride Strong


PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:39 am 

Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:50 am
Posts: 709
I recently got some Michelin Pro Race 3's and I've been liking them. Don't remember the exact weights, but they were both less than 210g.

EDIT: They were a bit of a PITA to install, though. Very Very tight.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:42 am 

Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:38 pm
Posts: 29
I have Michelin Krylion Carbon and love them!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:05 am 

Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:26 am
Posts: 43
Was Michelin Pro Race 3, Now Michelin Pro 4

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:25 am 

Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:06 am
Posts: 934
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Conti GP4000s on my training wheels and Conti Attack / Force on my Zipp 404's
Durable, good grip wet and dry, puncture resistance and predictable handling and at the right pressures comfort is also good.
I have tried Michelin Pro Race 3 and Schwalbe Ultremos which both wore quickly, had poor grip in the wet and puncture resistance wasn't as good as the Contis

Ozrider - Western Australia
Parlee Z5 XL (6055g/13.32lbs) Trek Madone 5.9 (7052-7500g)Jonesman Columbus Spirit (8680g)
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:28 am 

Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:54 pm
Posts: 128
I run Michelin Pro3. Race.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:56 am 

Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:46 pm
Posts: 59
I took a gamble on some Serfas Seca RS tires recently due to logging lots of miles and being tired of paying top $ for tires fairly frequently, I'm real impressed so far. Weighed in at 210 and 209, cost $60 to my door, grippy, no flats (yet, only have about a 1,000 miles on them so far) and yeah. I dig em. Can't comment on wet handling, been warm and dry lately.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:03 am 

Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:17 pm
Posts: 367
Location: Melbourne,Australia
Conti Gatorskins, awesome tyres no punctures in 2 years and still going, done over 10,000 km

2015 RCA with Di2

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:01 am 

Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:29 pm
Posts: 767
Location: Springdale, AR
Brand new Specialized Turbo Pros (120TPI)...25c is best...they grip like super glue and you feel like you are part of the road. Sad part is they cost a little more.

My second fav is Serfas SecaRS...$27 delivered.

Specialized Allez 06' "Rain Bike" 21.50lbs
Neuvation F100 11' "Road Bike" 16.80lbs
Specialized Tarmac Pro 11' "WW Bike" 14.25lbs

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:00 am 
in the industry

Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:14 am
Posts: 1366
Location: SYD
Veloflex carbon 22s Fast, grippy and a nice ride with foss tubes or latex
They are around 216g each
GP4000s are not 200-210g either... More like 230-235g each
Conti supersonics are great in the front and 150-160g each..
Not a good rear tire as they are pretty thin..

Skunkworks Bikes

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:16 am 

Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2005 5:57 am
Posts: 792
Location: mOntreal
had horrible luck with pro race3, loads of flats, not just me, feel great though.

no Vittoria OPen kx has become one of my favorites after taking it on adventures, i'm really confident in them, and they're solid and grippy for vittoria open tubulars.

the GP4000 is definitely a good choice, not a great fave though but good.

fortezza tricomp is quite nice but i don't like em in the wet

it's actually possible to come to the conclusion even before realising it makes no sense at all

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