Replace Vittoria tyre, or a whole new different make pair?

daniel_b
daniel_b Posts: 11,763
edited July 2009 in Road buying advice
Thanks for all the repies on my other thread chaps,

After reading the various posts, I went for a pair of rigid Rubinos for my langster, a pair of Continental Ultrasports for my Marin, and a pair of Rubino Pro's for my gf's roadie.

Fitted them on her bike on Saturday, and they looked really really nice I must say.
Went for a 36 mile ride yesterday, and the rear punctured half way through, it was a sharp piece of flint that would have gone through any tyre, but now there is a reasonable sized split on the centre of the tyre.

I posted on workshop about it, and the general concensus is to replace it, what price on safety and all that, feel gutted to throw away a 36 mile tyre, so will probably use it on another bike or something and take the risk on myself

Anyway....

I now have the dilemma of whether to purchase one replacement Rubino Pro for £16.95, or keep the one relatively untouched (36 miles only) one as a 'spare tyre' for touring or what have you (Folding so easy to pack) and buy a new pair of something else for my gf's roadie....

What do you reckon?

Buy another one, or take the opportunity to try and get something better.......?

Continental? Krylion? Wooden?

Cheers

Dan
Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
Scott CR1 SL 12
Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
Scott Foil 18

Comments

  • bobpzero
    bobpzero Posts: 1,431
    krylion.
  • Mettan
    Mettan Posts: 2,103
    Up to you - I didn't have a single puncture with Rubino Pros at 60-80 miles a week for 9-10 months. You could always try Krylions (as Bob mentioned) - they're meant to be competent.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,763
    Cheers chaps, will put the options to swmbo, and see what she wants to do :D
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • andy_wrx
    andy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    Why would you buy two tyres when you can just buy one to match the essentially brand-new one you already have ?

    If you want to 'buy something better' as you put it, then surely you'd have done that last week ?
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,763
    andy_wrx wrote:
    Why would you buy two tyres when you can just buy one to match the essentially brand-new one you already have ?

    If you want to 'buy something better' as you put it, then surely you'd have done that last week ?

    Well me being me, I always like to try and neutralise what I deem as an unfortunate situation, and turn it into a positive.

    ie, "it's a bugger the tyre was wrecked after 18 miles, but on the bright side we now have a spare tyre for when we go touring, and my gf's bike now has 2 new and better tyres than before, so it wasn't all bad news."

    So I have 1 negative, ie the outlay for 2 new tyres, but I can offset this by the feeling that my gf has better tyres on her bike AND I have a spare tyre for touring.

    Instead of: "bugger the tyre is wrecked, and I have to shell out £17 to get a new one"
    I don't really get any positives out of this one, except that she has two working tyres on her bike, but intrinsically I am back to where I was on Saturday evening, but £17 down!

    It's all phycological I think :lol:

    I just like to re-analyse every situation and set of circumstances and try and make the best decision each time,

    Cheers

    Dan
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • andy_wrx
    andy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    Yeah, I know the feeling :lol:
  • don key
    don key Posts: 494
    Rubino=dangerous