Tyres

Here is the place to post the more serious issues surrounding commuting, bike and kit questions, and buying advice
bearfraser
Posts: 443
Joined: Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:10 am

Tyres

Postby bearfraser » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:01 pm

Have got an oldish Genisis Day One Hybrid on 23c tyres, the old body really isnt as well as it used to be and the ride on the bike presently is uncomfortable (feel every grain of sand). Would I benefit from up-sizing to a broader tyre (space dependant) to give me a more comfortable ride.
P.S.:- large bloke 100-115psi in the tyres , 8-10 mile hilly commute

User avatar
Captain Tiara
Posts: 94
Joined: Mon Apr 26, 2010 18:02 pm

Re: Tyres

Postby Captain Tiara » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:46 pm

I recommend having a try on these in 25mm. Depends on your budget i suppose. The wider the tyre that will clear your frame [the rear is likely to be tightest fit] the more comfortable but slightly slower ride. You might even manage a 28mm.

http://www.conti-tyres.co.uk/conticycle ... prix.shtml

User avatar
Wooliferkins
Posts: 2039
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:48 am
Contact:

Re: Tyres

Postby Wooliferkins » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:49 pm

+1 for upping to 25mm. Conti Gatorskins would be my choice
Neil
Help I'm Being Oppressed

User avatar
gbsahne
Posts: 1782
Joined: Wed Feb 24, 2010 07:22 am

Re: Tyres

Postby gbsahne » Mon Apr 22, 2013 08:22 am

Took the road bike out for a spin at the weekend and was blown away. First leg of the journey was 25 miles and I averaged 20mph, without really appearing to work that hard, that is until the rear tyre blew.

Whilst swapping the tubes around I noticed that the GP4000s have in fact perished or worn until they're paper thin and I can see canvas in the cracks; very carefully negotiated the direct route home upon seeing that.

So I've narrowed it down to

Rubino Pro
Durano or Durano +
GP4000 again and ignore that the current set only managed a puny 3000 miles.

any other suggestions / recommendations (not going to run Gatorskins or the hardshell variant though)

User avatar
ugo.santalucia
Posts: 18061
Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:39 am

Re: Tyres

Postby ugo.santalucia » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:53 pm

I have a Genesis Croix de Fer and went down the so called puncture resistant tyres, like Gatorskin, Durano 25-28 mm etc with various degrees of success... the problem is that after 1000 miles they are full of cuts and after 2000 they are good for the bin...

more recently I have tried some touring tyres, specifically 32 mm Vittoria Randonneur PRO. They are awesome... on the road you barely notice you are on a touring tyre, hence they are fast, I would say 1mph slower than a top of the range fast rolling clincher like Corsa CX... but it is off-road that they are a revelation, they take anything from stones to mild muddy tracks. Also, unlike cross tyres, you need to stab them with a stiletto to puncture them... they are not the cheapest tyres, but I bet they last 10,000 miles.
They do fit on any rim, I have them on Open PRO and I have bashed them down rocky descents with no problem whatsoever... i don't think I will ever go back to skinny road tyres for my commuter

User avatar
gbsahne
Posts: 1782
Joined: Wed Feb 24, 2010 07:22 am

Re: Tyres

Postby gbsahne » Tue Apr 23, 2013 17:08 pm

ugo.santalucia wrote:I have a Genesis Croix de Fer and went down the so called puncture resistant tyres, like Gatorskin, Durano 25-28 mm etc with various degrees of success... the problem is that after 1000 miles they are full of cuts and after 2000 they are good for the bin...

more recently I have tried some touring tyres, specifically 32 mm Vittoria Randonneur PRO. They are awesome... on the road you barely notice you are on a touring tyre, hence they are fast, I would say 1mph slower than a top of the range fast rolling clincher like Corsa CX... but it is off-road that they are a revelation, they take anything from stones to mild muddy tracks. Also, unlike cross tyres, you need to stab them with a stiletto to puncture them... they are not the cheapest tyres, but I bet they last 10,000 miles.
They do fit on any rim, I have them on Open PRO and I have bashed them down rocky descents with no problem whatsoever... i don't think I will ever go back to skinny road tyres for my commuter


I agree about the cuts etc. opted for the Rubino Pro in the end, I'll look at the Randonneur Pro when one of the 3 next next need a change

User avatar
menthel
Posts: 2339
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 09:57 am

Re: Tyres

Postby menthel » Thu Apr 25, 2013 08:17 am

I like my Durano plus tyres for commuting but having done about 550km on them they do have some big cuts in them. I will run these until they are no good and if I get a decent milage without too many p!"£$%^&s I will probably rebuy for this bike. If/when I get a new bike I think I may get something a little lighter and faster.
Raynes Park ---> Victoria currently avoiding good old CS7 (I love Tooting!)
Back at it on a purple Condor Fratello Disc. RIP Italia and Scourer! Au revoir 00!

User avatar
gbsahne
Posts: 1782
Joined: Wed Feb 24, 2010 07:22 am

Re: Tyres

Postby gbsahne » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:00 am

menthel wrote:I like my Durano plus tyres for commuting but having done about 550km on them they do have some big cuts in them. I will run these until they are no good and if I get a decent milage without too many p!"£$%^&s I will probably rebuy for this bike. If/when I get a new bike I think I may get something a little lighter and faster.


I'm using some chunky tyres (38) on the hybrid, which don't really seem to have slowed it down that much (hills are a bit more noticeable though) and I've been really enjoying being back on it, especially being able to take it down tracks which I wouldn't have considered on 25s.

Image

User avatar
menthel
Posts: 2339
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 09:57 am

Re: Tyres

Postby menthel » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:40 am

gbsahne wrote:
menthel wrote:I like my Durano plus tyres for commuting but having done about 550km on them they do have some big cuts in them. I will run these until they are no good and if I get a decent milage without too many p!"£$%^&s I will probably rebuy for this bike. If/when I get a new bike I think I may get something a little lighter and faster.


I'm using some chunky tyres (38) on the hybrid, which don't really seem to have slowed it down that much (hills are a bit more noticeable though) and I've been really enjoying being back on it, especially being able to take it down tracks which I wouldn't have considered on 25s.

Image


I had conti contacts on the bike before, less tread than than but still a lot slower than the duranos. My bike is also more of a road hybrid than a MTB based one, so whatever is on it tracks and mud are not great, or on the agenda!
Raynes Park ---> Victoria currently avoiding good old CS7 (I love Tooting!)
Back at it on a purple Condor Fratello Disc. RIP Italia and Scourer! Au revoir 00!

User avatar
CookeeeMonster
Posts: 1542
Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2012 13:47 pm

Re: Tyres

Postby CookeeeMonster » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:09 pm

I wasn't aware other people had the same problems with the durano pluses. I really like them, but after a bad cut in a 2 month old tyre left me with two punctures in a week I went an put a marathon plus on.

Now thats a heavy tyre!!

Am wondering whether or not to put something lighter on for the summer...or if I'll even notice
Rose PRO DX CROSS-3000
Charge Filter

User avatar
gbsahne
Posts: 1782
Joined: Wed Feb 24, 2010 07:22 am

Re: Tyres

Postby gbsahne » Thu Apr 25, 2013 13:14 pm

menthel wrote:I had conti contacts on the bike before, less tread than than but still a lot slower than the duranos. My bike is also more of a road hybrid than a MTB based one, so whatever is on it tracks and mud are not great, or on the agenda!


I don't think anybody had thought of whether a hybrid should be a road / mountain style hybrid when I bought mine in 96. I also use the travel contacts on the CX from time to time and find them OK but wouldn't really want to take them onto a flinty track.


Return to “Commuting General”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests