New Tyres - have I been fleeced?

pneumatic Posts: 1,989
edited September 2008 in Workshop
I just spent four shillings shy of sixty quid on two foldable Spesh Armadillo Elites for my summer bike.

Option 1: I have more money than sense

Option 2: After 4 p%nctures in 18 months (one on a Sportive, one going up the Ventoux), this is a sensible investment.

Option 3: in two years time, I'll be on this forum smugly declaring that I've never had a problem since getting hold of these bargain items.

You tell me, I'm still in shock!

Fast and Bulbous
Eddingtons: 80 (Metric); 60 (Imperial)


  • Option 1 - £40 may not have been so bad though :wink: ... b1s121p833
    Carlsberg don't make cycle clothing, but if they did it would probably still not be as good as Assos
  • Jez mon
    Jez mon Posts: 3,809
    Option 1.

    Wiggle have 20% off on tyres, and you could have had some Continental GP4000s for £23 each.

    Sorry dude
    You live and learn. At any rate, you live
  • Doobz
    Doobz Posts: 2,800
    lol the first time I read it I thought it said 6 quid - I was about to post that you got the most awesome bargain of all time..

    I got a pair of Continental GP4000S tyres last week for £15 - I should have bought more
  • alfablue
    alfablue Posts: 8,497
    I would have shopped around a bit and would have hoped to get them nearer £40 but IMHO they are great tyres, especially re: puncture protection.
  • Steve I
    Steve I Posts: 428
    Option 1 mate - but hey, this is cycling, what's sense got to do with anything?
  • pneumatic
    pneumatic Posts: 1,989
    Oh dear, I feel so ashamed :oops:

    The thing is, after a few bad experiences with internet shopping, when I saw them in a real bike shop and could actually put my hands on them there and then, I thought, "go for it!"

    Ah well, as long as they live up to the hype, I will forgive myself the price of a few pints.

    Fast and Bulbous
    Eddingtons: 80 (Metric); 60 (Imperial)