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Road Bike Tyres

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by SaBBz, 12 May 2006.

  1. SaBBz

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    I'm looking for some new road bike tyres for my Decathlon 7.1 after mine have got punctured twice in the space of a month. I'd really like some which are as puncture resistant as possible whilst not making the ride too harsh. If anyone could recommend some decent ones I'd be very grateful.
     
  2. benjo plz.

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    You after 700cs?
     
  3. SaBBz

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    700x23c :)
     
  4. benjo plz.

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    Bontrage Racelite Hardcases tbh.


    Although it has to be asked why an MXer and MTBer like KB is putting his name on road bike tyres?!.

    If your having puncture problems, ultraseal does the job tbh, but will make your wheels heavier, the other option would be to go tubeless (I dunno how common it is now...) and then put something like Art Latex in the tube.
     
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  5. SaBBz

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    They look really good. Good price too :) Just read some reviews, are they really that hard to put on??

    Thanks a lot mate.
     
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  6. adamau5

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    Conti 4000's. I have never (touch wood) punctured them. If you are not worried about going too fast round corners then duraskins will not puncture.

    The contis are very supple and stick well, the bonty's are less supple but i would imagine wear a little longer.
     
  7. Breamy

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    done 1900 miles on my bontys and no punctures so far!
     
  8. ojo

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    I have some Vittoria Rubino Kevlars. They do puncture and the kevlar makes them a bugger to get on and off. :(

    They have funky red bits though :D
     
  9. SaBBz

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    Hmm, not sure what to do now! Will probably get a set of Bontrage Racelite Hardcases if they aren't that hard to get on!
     
  10. ojo

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    Please please please take "getting on/off difficulty" into consideration (unless you are an expert or something) as the last thing you want is mucking round in the rain faffing with a stubborn tyre for a good time :p
     
  11. benjo plz.

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    Hutchinson Fast Air > * tbh, not only is it an inflater (which are pretty common now) but it also has a sealant in it, so it'll atleast get you out the rain.
    Bontrager btw :p, I typo'd.
     
  12. Breamy

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  13. Gavstar

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    Continental GP Four Seasons are very durable, and there are cheaper 'Gatorskins' (I think?) that are even tougher but don't roll as well.