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gubber12345
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tyre recommendations

Postby gubber12345 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 20:24 pm

Just got my new krysium elites today and dont really like the yksium tyres that came with them.

would like to ask your recommendations on tyres that have good puncture resistance and also low rolling resistance.i know a lot of you will say gp 4000s but was wondering if there is anything else out there with the same qualitys.not to worried about budget so fire away.

I not a racer or anything but do push myself when out on a ride so hence the low rolling resistance requirement.

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Pippi Langsamer
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Re: tyre recommendations

Postby Pippi Langsamer » Sat Mar 29, 2014 20:38 pm

Michelin Pro4 Endurance

I know I hark on about these bloody tyres far too much, but they are quite simply the best tyres I've ever owned. Their resistance to cuts is fantastic, they roll pretty well and grip is very good.

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Re: tyre recommendations

Postby Sprool » Sat Mar 29, 2014 23:53 pm

2 mates I regularly cycle with swear by Vittoria Rubinos for grip, puncture resistance, low rolling, all the good stuff. They have been using them for the past 3 years and always stick by them. They are cheaper than the Conti gp4000's but I'm sticking with my Contis.

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Re: tyre recommendations

Postby iPete » Sun Mar 30, 2014 00:11 am

These and they are a bargain too. Vredestein fortezza quattro tricomp:

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... redtyrf225

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Re: tyre recommendations

Postby littledove44 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 16:25 pm

I use gp4000s on ksyrium elites. No puncture in several thousand k.

That's ruined that then.
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Re: tyre recommendations

Postby markhewitt1978 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 16:34 pm

So the question is what's exactly like GP4000S?

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Re: tyre recommendations

Postby underlayunderlay » Sun Mar 30, 2014 16:36 pm

Pippi Langsamer wrote:Michelin Pro4 Endurance

I know I hark on about these bloody tyres far too much, but they are quite simply the best tyres I've ever owned. Their resistance to cuts is fantastic, they roll pretty well and grip is very good.


I've recently had a puncture in mine, but I think that's only the second or so and I'm commuting on them every day. The puncture resistance comes from a thicker rubber strip in the centre, rather than kevlar or somesuch. It's hard to estimate rolling resistance, but yesterday I noticed I was taking chunks out of other cyclists on descents despite not being noticeably more aero or fatter than them, so clearly my tyres weren't obviously slowing me down.

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Re: tyre recommendations

Postby gubber12345 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 16:57 pm

markhewitt1978 wrote:So the question is what's exactly like GP4000S?

something like that yeah :P

been checking up some of the suggestions here and all look good tyres...decisions decisions :lol:
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Re: tyre recommendations

Postby Bozman » Sun Mar 30, 2014 17:45 pm

Just have a look for the tyre on offer, you've got Pro 4s going for about £40 a pair and 4000s going for about £50 a pair, both are good tyres.
If you've got a few quid more go for Vittoria open corsa cx, you've got a better tyre but you wont get the mileage of the other two.

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Re: tyre recommendations

Postby Pippi Langsamer » Sun Mar 30, 2014 18:12 pm

I believe your likelyhood of a puncture is directionally proportional to your ride frequency, naturally :D

No tyre is "puncture proof", but I think the better condition the tyre stays in over time can have some bearing on how more likely you are to be susceptible to punctures. Tyres that cut-up easily are obv not the best. I can only vouch for the Pro4 E's having a ridiculously good resistance to cuts. I have them on both my winter and summer bikes now- no point looking elsewhere for me. Tbh, if I still raced, I'd probably stick them on the race bike too!

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Re: tyre recommendations

Postby bsharp77 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 18:21 pm

Bozman - where did you see the Pro 4's for £40 a pair? Id be interested in trying a set on my new wheels. Ive been using Panracer Ribmos all winter, but fancy a change.

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Re: tyre recommendations

Postby HamishD » Sun Mar 30, 2014 18:31 pm

iPete wrote:These and they are a bargain too. Vredestein fortezza quattro tricomp:

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... redtyrf225


Aye. I did about 15k and no punctures on two sets of these. Great tyres. This is, of course, purely anecdotal.

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Re: tyre recommendations

Postby HamishD » Sun Mar 30, 2014 18:33 pm

HamishD wrote:
iPete wrote:These and they are a bargain too. Vredestein fortezza quattro tricomp:

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... redtyrf225


Aye. I did about 15k and no punctures on two sets of these. Great tyres. This is, of course, purely anecdotal.


Deerrrr. !5 thousand k. Sorry.

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Re: tyre recommendations

Postby Bozman » Sun Mar 30, 2014 18:55 pm

bsharp77 wrote:Bozman - where did you see the Pro 4's for £40 a pair? Id be interested in trying a set on my new wheels. Ive been using Panracer Ribmos all winter, but fancy a change.


I think that it was Planet X, Wiggle and Shiny bikes had them at roughly that price too. for some reason everywhere was selling them off cheap.

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Re: tyre recommendations

Postby nmcgann » Sun Mar 30, 2014 21:53 pm

Pippi Langsamer wrote:Michelin Pro4 Endurance

I know I hark on about these bloody tyres far too much, but they are quite simply the best tyres I've ever owned. Their resistance to cuts is fantastic, they roll pretty well and grip is very good.

I was very disappointed with the one I tried, massive cut and write off of the tyre. And that was after a couple of other punctures. That was a big surprise as I was a long-term and satisfied Krylion user and I thought the new generation version would be better, instead it seemed less puncture resistant and more fragile.

I've gone over to Schwalbe Duranos which seem to have the sturdiness of the old Krylion, but I think they are a fraction slower (its hard to tell though).

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Re: tyre recommendations

Postby Tiesetrotter » Mon Mar 31, 2014 07:41 am

Vittoria Rubino Pro's are the best all round tyre I have used. If you want to up the puncture protection go for the tech version .......... which are going very cheap:

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/vittoria-rubino ... cher-tyre/


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