New tyres for Caad 8

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New tyres for Caad 8

Postby Davdandy » Sun Oct 14, 2012 16:12 pm

Ok,i have had my new cannondale Caad 8 for a month now and just had my first puncture.Had to walk about three miles to get home and dont want to do that again.
I know i shall need a bag with some tools and accessories but i also need new tyres.

So which should i go for for maximum puncture protection,i am not bothered about losing some speed so long as the tyres fit the bill.

Currently i has been looking at the Continental Gatorskins which Evans sell for £21.49 online,Continental GP4000s at £32.99 and the Continental GP 4 season type at £33.99.

But would love to hear your thoughts and about other makes which would help my cause.
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Re: New tyres for Caad 8

Postby Davdandy » Sun Oct 14, 2012 16:14 pm

One other thing i forgot to mention.A passing cyclist said to me to increase the tyre width to a 28,the current size is 700x23,would this help in anyway?
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Re: New tyres for Caad 8

Postby lawrences » Sun Oct 14, 2012 16:51 pm

What tires does it have on at the moment?

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Re: New tyres for Caad 8

Postby Davdandy » Sun Oct 14, 2012 17:04 pm

Currently the ones that came with the bike.Schwalbe Lugano, 700X23C
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Re: New tyres for Caad 8

Postby d87francis » Mon Oct 15, 2012 00:11 am

I would worry about clearance for 28s - it is unlikely they will fit with your frame, as for 25s they may but I would do some searching to check that someone else has managed it. Something to bear in mind though is that they would most likely then prevent you from using mudguards. I've just purchased some Vittoria Open Pave Evos to use as winter tires. They are not the most durable tires but are really grippy and pleasant to ride and 24s.

When the whether gets better I have used Schwalbe Ultremo DDs and Continental GP4000s before that are a great balance between durability and a racey feel. These each come in 23 and 25 with the 25s being slightly comfier and some have even argued they have a lower rolling resistance, but you then can't use mudguards - which are often a must for group rides.

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Re: New tyres for Caad 8

Postby Just Cannondales » Mon Oct 15, 2012 07:36 am

I would stick with 25,s

I have the new Michelin Pro 4 and they are doing well after well over 2000 miles now.

I would try Pro 4 endurance
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Re: New tyres for Caad 8

Postby paulmardon » Tue Oct 16, 2012 17:58 pm

Had mine now for a couple of weeks - took me ages to decide what to buy for a grand and saw the CAAD 8 with 105 for £800. Really like it and think I made a good choice. How are you getting on with yours?

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Re: New tyres for Caad 8

Postby Davdandy » Tue Oct 16, 2012 18:08 pm

Absolutely loving my Caad Paul,apart from my first puncture this wekend,hence why i have now ordered two new Gatorskins.
The original tyres are dirt cheap,i would check your too if they are the same then change them soon before you get caught out like i have.
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Re: New tyres for Caad 8

Postby notlongnow » Tue Oct 16, 2012 18:32 pm

Schwalbe luguano are a great budget tyre imo I got 1000+ miles out of mine and only changed due to wear but no tyre is puncture proof and yes some are better than others.Ive just put Gatorskins on now and they roll well and where within my budget,if i had the cash id probably opt for Conti 4 seasons or if weight doesnt bother you schwalbe durano+

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Re: New tyres for Caad 8

Postby djhermer » Tue Oct 16, 2012 18:56 pm

I covered well over 1500 miles on my Schwalbe luganos supplied with my 2010 CAAD8. Not one puncture. Seriously. Upgraded my wheels to Mavic Kysyrium Elites and changed to Michelin Pro3 tyres which are circa £30 so not budget. 1000 miles in I've had 4 punctures. Go figure!! I feel the tyres give me more grip and confidence - especially in the wet. But stats don't lie. The schwalbes aren't that bad. It's a matter of luck as much as anything. I have heard gator skins are a great tyre.

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Re: New tyres for Caad 8

Postby Davdandy » Tue Oct 16, 2012 18:59 pm

Maybe i have just had bad luck then.Shame really as i have only had the bike a month or so. :(
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Re: New tyres for Caad 8

Postby welshman777 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 19:12 pm

I would go with 25's for better puncture protection. Schwalbe have always been good to me but maybe try their specific anti puncture tyres? I agree that 28's will be tight on the Caad.

http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php ... 0s121p1528

or these classic commuter/tourer tyres

http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php ... 2b0s142p31

both should give ample protection

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Re: New tyres for Caad 8

Postby Davdandy » Sun Oct 21, 2012 13:31 pm

I have just fitted two Gatorskins and put in new Conti race 28 innertube for good measure as the original tube looked a little feeble to be honest,even after i repaired it.

Been for a spin and all is well. :D
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Re: New tyres for Caad 8

Postby ricky1980 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 21:26 pm

Just out of curiosity, doesn't 23-28 result in a massive increase in rolling resistance? How do u feel that every stroke seems to be harder going?
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