Vittoria or Continental tyres for the Pyrenees

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Vittoria or Continental tyres for the Pyrenees

Postby Mombee » Sun Jun 10, 2007 20:58 pm

should I swap my normal choice of Vittoria Rubino Pro's for Continental tyres - either Ultragatorskins or Grand Prix 4's - when I take my Cannondale over the Pyrenees in July?

And should I 'up' the size from 23x700 to 25x700's ???

Cheers, Mombee.

PS - I was planning on taking a spare tyre, just in case something catastrophic happened.

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Postby Simon Notley » Sun Jun 10, 2007 21:32 pm

I would be very tempted to ditch the Rubinos, I've had bad experiences of their grip in the wet. Hopefully it won't rain on you, but if it does I'd imagine you'd prefer to stay on the road on those twisty descents!

There is a lot of good buzz on here for the Conti GP4000S at the moment (note: this is their new tyre, not the plural of GP4000)



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Postby david birchill » Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:51 am

Gaterskins is what i use here (pyrenees) hot in the valleys can be cold and wet on top in june .Also no flats this year sofar[:p]<hr noshade size="1">


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Postby mrushton » Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:45 pm

what about the Vittoria Open Pave(24)? A good tyre for rougher roads (designed for the Belgian classics. Those GP4000S tyres are sweet tho'.


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