I'm interested in swapping out the Mavic tires that came on my Ksyrium Elite wheelset to something a bit wider. I'm looking to go to 25's and was wondering if there were any go to suggestions for this? Right now I'm looking at Conti Grand Prix 4000s mainly however I have heard Vittoria's are very nice. These will be used in all conditions on my bike that I use for training and racing.
Conti Grand Prix 4000s
Vittoria Open Pave CG III
Vittoria Open Corsa CX III
Any other suggestions or things I should consider?
Looking for something that has decent durability but at the same time isn't too "slow" and still has decent grip through corners and in adverse conditions. Basically a solid all-around choice, doesn't have to be the lightest *I know this is a WW crime*.
SolidSnake03 wrote:Forgot to include this, I specifically WILL NOT get a pair of Michelin Pro Race's. Had the 3's and the 4's and both did not survive the roads here for very long.
used the Pro3 and Pro4s...had a few mishaps on dry roads with water run-off. plus, lots of nicks from road debris. the Conti 4000s have been my primary tire of choice these days, 23 and 25s. been using the 700x23 on my Enve 3.4...which spreads them to the wider width of the rim. makes for a nice and stable patch with the pavement.
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9150 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Independent Fabrication Ti FLW + DA9100 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs
But for durability, I suppose nothing actually compares to GP4000s, they just excel in everything, Crr, grip, weight for what they are, hell I've even seen they trump a lot of the competition in aerodynamics. Just that they ride like hockey pucks...
I'd ride them if it wasn't for that last part...
Continental 4000s r nice too...very durable but no where near the supple ride that the Vitts will provide. Lou
DMF wrote:Strange, I've always felt like the Pro3/4 (Service Course) are just superb in the wet. Wet with debris, not so much but what tire is... What pressures are you guys running in the wet with Pro3/4 SC's? I've been on about 95 front, 100 rear on the 23's (19mm rims, I'm ~70kg)
They're not terrible in the wet, but a step or two below the GP4000s.
I use the same pressures but weigh about 5kg less.
Pressure doesn't make as much of a difference for wet traction as tread compound.
Was mostly curious if someone was running them at 120-130psi (as some seem to do), in which case they might feel a bit scary bouncing around thru wet sharp corners...
Part of me wants to try the Open Corsa but I'm concerned with punctures/durability...winter is approaching and would hate to be changing flats out there.
Anyone able to comment on the puncture resistance of the Vittoria Open Corsa CX III's? Or the Pave's? I don't really want to go Pave's since it wouldn't match the bike at all *vain I know* but would consider if they were superior....
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