New tyres

CarleyB
CarleyB Posts: 475
edited June 2010 in Road beginners
I have a Giant SCR 3.0 but its has Kenda 700x26mm tyres on it. I would like to get some better tyres for it. Can anyone point me in the direction of the best place to buy tyres from and what I should look to be getting. Thanks
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Comments

  • Rich Hcp
    Rich Hcp Posts: 1,355
    I use Vittoria Rubino Pros.

    Start with Wiggle prices and see what you can get elsewhere
    Richard

    Giving it Large
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Ribble are good for Vittoria tyres. In fact, any tyres.
  • CarleyB
    CarleyB Posts: 475
    Whats the diffeence between folding and rigid...other than the obvious?
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  • skyd0g
    skyd0g Posts: 2,540
    CarleyB wrote:
    Whats the diffeence between folding and rigid...other than the obvious?

    Folders are generally lighter and on higher quality tyres.
    Cycling weakly
  • danowat
    danowat Posts: 2,877
    Conti GP4000S, or Michellen Kyrilions if you are concerned about punctures.
  • CarleyB
    CarleyB Posts: 475
    ok please forgive my ignorance. i have x26 on now... do i need to replace with x 26.. cos they mostly look like x 23's
    Level 3 Road & Time Trial Coach, Level 2 Track Coach.

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  • skyd0g
    skyd0g Posts: 2,540
    You'll be fine with 23's
    Cycling weakly
  • Rich Hcp
    Rich Hcp Posts: 1,355
    danowat wrote:
    Conti GP4000S, or Michellen Kyrilions if you are concerned about punctures.

    Not had any problems in that dept with the Rubinos

    (probably jinxed it now)
    Richard

    Giving it Large
  • Orleandrew
    Orleandrew Posts: 61
    How much lee-way is there with tire vs rim width? My rims are 622x19, and currently have semi-slick 700c x 37 tires on. I'd like to get better, slicker tires, but what's the narrowest I could get away with?
  • sturmey
    sturmey Posts: 964
    edited June 2010
    Never had a p***ture on Rubinos in 6k miles
  • PeterBL
    PeterBL Posts: 209
    Orleandrew wrote:
    How much lee-way is there with tire vs rim width? My rims are 622x19, and currently have semi-slick 700c x 37 tires on. I'd like to get better, slicker tires, but what's the narrowest I could get away with?

    If 19mm is the internal width of the rim, I wouldn't go under 28mm tires.
  • Skippy2309
    Skippy2309 Posts: 426
    I have 25mm tyres on a 19mm (internal width rim) no issues so far, they run perfectly fine IMHO.

    I am thinking of going with some 23mm Rubino Pro's to match the bike. The current tyres will go on to the new build I am doing for the missus...

    I have only heard good things about the Vittoria tyres.
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  • Garz
    Garz Posts: 1,155
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Ribble are good for Vittoria tyres. In fact, any tyres.

    QFT. Purchased 2x conti GP4000S and some lube for £52 delivered. Even CRC costed £64 just for both tyres so was a bargain!