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White Tyres !

kfinlaykfinlay Posts: 763
edited October 2009 in Road beginners
Probably setting myself up for a right digging but hey I've got thick skin so bring it on ;)

Lookiing at getting new tyres and considered the Vittoria Rubino Pro as they seem to get good reviews on Wiggle from a lot of users (not just one or two)
Link: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Vitto ... 360010640/
The bike came with Michelin Dynamic cheapos but I can't afford to pay £30 per tyre and can get these from Ribble at 2 for £33.50

Anyway I'll get round to the actual question, do white tyres get grubby like handlebar tape or not?
Kev

Summer Bike: Colnago C60
Winter Bike: Vitus Alios
MTB: 1997 GT Karakorum

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  • Slow DowncpSlow Downcp Posts: 3,041
    No, they grubbier than handlebar tape.
    Carlsberg don't make cycle clothing, but if they did it would probably still not be as good as Assos
  • rofl QFT i would'nt mind some white tires too..
    Coveryourcar.co.uk RT Tester
    north west of england.
  • LagavulinLagavulin Posts: 1,688
    In my experience they stay white just long enough to convince youi they're do-able and once your next lot are ordered/delivered they virtually turn cream overnight. If you've white on your frame they look great brand new and then the cream vs. white looks utterly [email protected] after a dozen or so rides.

    That said, if you buy a Wilier Izoard within a few few months your white paint may well fade and match your grubby cream tyres superbly.
  • kfinlaykfinlay Posts: 763
    Well it's a red bike with white decals and mainly black components so not sure how it will work out, think I may as well give them a try and see how it goes :)
    Kev

    Summer Bike: Colnago C60
    Winter Bike: Vitus Alios
    MTB: 1997 GT Karakorum
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