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Red or Not???

jellybellywmbjellybellywmb Posts: 1,379
edited April 2009 in The bottom bracket
Simple one, Red Tyres or Not??

(On Black and Red Giant SCR)
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  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    Black tyres with a bit of red would look good. Tyres with large amounts of other colours look a bit silly
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  • bobtbuilderbobtbuilder Posts: 2,058
    I have the red Continental GP4000s on my bike, and I think they look pretty good.
  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,367
    I have the red Continental GP4000s on my bike, and I think they look pretty good.

    How long do they stay red? I have nothing against colored tires but they seem to fade pretty quickly. Had a set on the bike with red sidewalls, flatted the rear(tubular), replaced
    it with exactly the same tire and was amazed at the color difference(fading) that the front tire displayed. Didn't really care but it was strange. Think it was starting to turn pink.

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  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Black ones last longer - it's the carbon in the rubber that makes it stronger. Red sidewalls and black tread would be a good compromise 8)
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    I use conti GP 4000s in red.

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    Going to change to Vittoria Open Paves though. In red.
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    reddragon - do you wear royal blue whilst out on your Ribble (which I have just drooled over for the past few minutes :D )

    I would do if I could afford club kit :(
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  • bobtbuilderbobtbuilder Posts: 2,058
    How long do they stay red?

    They don't remain as bright red as they are when brand new, but they stay a pretty decent red, as shown in NapoleonD's picture.

    I have never had them turn pink, although that would match some of my Giro d'Italia jerseys! :D
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    My GP4000s went abit dull in the end, I think there is too much red on, try the Krylions, they are better than GP4000's and have red stripes on that stay red for longer :wink:

    My Open Pro's went dull already too, allthough they do look pretty cool.

    Just dont go near glass with them you'll have no tyre left :lol:
  • I would do if I could afford club kit :(

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Vittoria Open Corsa CX do look pretty damn fine -


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  • LagavulinLagavulin Posts: 1,742
    As previously pointed out, Conti does the whole coloured tyre thing the wrong way around. Even with their latest "special edition" white GP4000 the whole tread is white and the sidewalls are black. Silly sods.

    If you want coloured tyres, Michelin, Vittoria and Vredestein seem the better option with generally a black or grey rolling centre and coloured shoulders and/or sidewalls.

    I've a few pairs of Fortezza Tricomps which are still bright red and one sets done a couple of winters.
  • DavidBelcherDavidBelcher Posts: 2,684
    Lagavulin wrote:
    I've a few pairs of Fortezza Tricomps which are still bright red and one sets done a couple of winters.

    I've also used a few sets of red Vredesteins in the past, and the colour always seems pretty durable.
    Currently have a pair of yellow (to match the frame) Veloflex Paves - lovely tyres these, but not cheap (got mine in a sale :)). Colour seems to be holding its won so far.

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  • White LineWhite Line Posts: 887
    Yes!

    You need a helmet and full kit to match though. :lol:
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