Wet/winter tyres

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damonlock
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Wet/winter tyres

Postby damonlock » Mon Oct 08, 2012 20:34 pm

Hi guys I have myself a fixie which is my first road bike it came with some freedom thickslick tyres which are starting to feel a bit schetchy in the wet!! I ride the bike every day to and from work which is not very far at all but I try to get out for 3 rides a week around 5-15miles and also at the weekend 15+miles, I've been looking at conti Grand Prix four seasons but they are quite pricy and I wonder if they are worth the money? I would like something with puncture protection and will hold up to some skids on the fixie, my current tyre size is 700x25, I don't have much clearance as I'm running crud RRMK2 mud guards

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Damon

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Re: Wet/winter tyres

Postby TakeTurns » Mon Oct 08, 2012 22:49 pm

I own a pair of GP4000's. They're great. I've used them for 2 years now. Took a lot of beating last season and did bit over 6k miles till I had to replace them. Not a single puncture.

I've never had trouble with them in the wet either, I've cornered at 35-37mph in wet conditions with them and no problem. Even when out of the saddle hammering it uphill they seldom slip.

I wouldn't even consider cheap tyres. Go with the GP4000's and you'll save money in the long term.

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Re: Wet/winter tyres

Postby pinarellokid » Mon Oct 08, 2012 23:02 pm

i have definitely stuck in the conti camp too

i currently run ultra race continental tyres.

but i have just bought a set of conti grand prix tyres. they have a very good puncture protection built in

i got them from bike24

they only cost £14 each plus £3 deliveery from germany.

they are hand made conti's folding for £14 absolute bargain. at that price..
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Re: Wet/winter tyres

Postby meursault » Tue Oct 09, 2012 02:48 am

Another Conti fan boy here

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Re: Wet/winter tyres

Postby damonlock » Tue Oct 09, 2012 18:40 pm

What do they come up like size wise will a 25 conti be the same as my 25 thickslick??


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