Which race tyres?

jordan_217
jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
edited June 2009 in Road buying advice
I'm looking at buying some race specific clinchers for Triathlons and TT's. Continental offer both the GP Triathlon and Attack/Force combo and Michelin the Pro 3 Race. All look like they fit the bill but I'd really like some advice and feedback from people that have used these in anger.

I value protection and reliability as I don't want to suffer a 'DNF' due to a bad tyre choice but I still want something that feels that bit more special than my regular training tyres.


Any recommendations and advice most welcome
“Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”

Comments

  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    GP 4000S.
  • ademort
    ademort Posts: 1,924
    cougie wrote:
    GP 4000S.
    +1
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  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    GP4000S, PR3 or Schwalbe Ultremo R

    all good. You're splitting hairs basically.
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Vittoria Open Corsa CX II 320 TPI to add confusion and a useless opinion.
  • ohlala!
    ohlala! Posts: 121
    Vittoria Open Corsa are really nice, but if you want a little cheaper but still nice Vittoria Diamante Pro.
  • Mettan
    Mettan Posts: 2,103
    Vittoria Diamante Pro Light's - the new 2009 model, not the older one - comes with the new PRB 2.0 - same as used on the 320's TPI's that Napoleon mentioned - I've got some - only weigh 170g, and roll very nicely.

    http://www.parker-international.co.uk/4 ... gn=pid4689

    Plenty of good options throughout the thread though.
  • jordan_217
    jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    Thanks. I've gone for the Conti 4000S'. Should be here by the end of the week.
    “Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”
  • Chip \'oyler
    Chip \'oyler Posts: 2,323
    jordan_217 wrote:
    Thanks. I've gone for the Conti 4000S'. Should be here by the end of the week.

    Oh dear - you should have got some Veloflex
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  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Oh god, not another flamin' 'what tyre?' thread! Use the search function FFS it's ruining this board!
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  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    maddog 2 wrote:
    GP4000S, PR3 or Schwalbe Ultremo R

    all good. You're splitting hairs basically.

    Those are the only three I would consider, all damn good rubber