What Road Tyres

RAMONJKD
RAMONJKD Posts: 11
edited October 2010 in Road buying advice
Hello,

Having just brought a Bianchi Road bike, I am a little nervous that the unbranded tyres look like they are made of plastic rather than rubber. Can anyone reccomend a good road tyre. I generally only ride this bike in the dry....

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  • danowat
    danowat Posts: 2,877
    Conti GP4000S
  • Bar Shaker
    Bar Shaker Posts: 2,313
    I've just bought some GP4000S from Ribble. Spend over £50 and get them for £24 each incl delivery.

    Much cheapness!!
    Boardman Elite SLR 9.2S
    Boardman FS Pro
  • Chip \'oyler
    Chip \'oyler Posts: 2,323
    Schwalbe Ultremo R.1s
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  • Had the Schwalbe Ultremo R.1s on my dale. Lasted 400 miles very cut up. Didn’t find them as grippy (confidence) as Mich pro 3’s (got on my Bianchi)

    Would try Conti’s or Vittoria next.
  • Had the Schwalbe Ultremo R.1s on my dale. Lasted 400 miles very cut up. Didn’t find them as grippy (confidence) as Mich pro 3’s (got on my Bianchi)

    Would try Conti’s or Vittoria next.
  • Had the Schwalbe Ultremo R.1s on my dale. Lasted 400 miles very cut up. Didn’t find them as grippy (confidence) as Mich pro 3’s (got on my Bianchi)

    Would try Conti’s or Vittoria next.
  • here we go again - roll up roll up for the great GP4000 vs Pro Race 3 topic - always sure to rumble on until the day they make GP 5000's and Pro Race 4's


    Pro Race 3's for me any day - as long as its a dry one....!!! :wink:
  • Actually don’t mind my Pro Race in the wet. I know how they are going to perform and what they are capable of.
    I know they are a dry weather tyre, but I think they perform quite well in the wet.

    Guess it’s a preference thing.

    Originally I just preferred the look of them and they matched my bike, now I have something to compare them with I would go back to them.
  • Rich Hcp
    Rich Hcp Posts: 1,355
    Vittoria Rubino Pro
    Richard

    Giving it Large
  • I have Ultremo R.1 that I've used for over 1000 miles now.

    Centre moulding still in evidence.
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  • Rich Hcp wrote:
    Vittoria Rubino Pro
    these came as standard on my last bike - i found them slippy in the wet, and I am part way through the process of change to Pro Race 3 - which are great in the dry, but even with my hesitations about the wet - are still better (in my mind) than the Rubino Pro Slicks
  • bcss
    bcss Posts: 174
    Schwalbe Ultremo R.1s

    +1
  • Thanks for the Replies...Bit of a typical question to ask I know,but good to get peoples opinions on tyres and reasons why they are good etc....
  • inseine
    inseine Posts: 5,786
    Continental force/attack, never puncture don't cut too bad, roll well. Out of vanity had about 5 sets of pro2 and 3race cos they look nice and feel great by man, Iam just plagued with punctures. Back on the contis now.
  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,559
    bcss wrote:
    Schwalbe Ultremo R.1s

    +1

    And another +1. Excellent.
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  • +1 Vittoria Rubino Pro

    I bought these in the jan/feb this year when there was a lot of flints in the road from gritting as I was getting almost daily p*******s. I've not had a p****** since and I commute by bike every day. I think that's pretty impressive.
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  • geoff93
    geoff93 Posts: 190
    Bontrager race lite hardcase
    no punctures in 2000 miles +
    fast rolling
    grippy
    Great all round training tire!
    Trek Madone 3.5 (RS80s, Arione)
    Trek Madone 3.1 (Upgraded)
    Ribble TT Bike
    Trek Mamba (Garry Fisher Collection)
  • For me its Schwalbe Stelvio's, 2500 commuting miles this year, zero punctures. Thinking of trying the Ultremo's next.
  • rake
    rake Posts: 3,204
    got 2k miles on the mich krylion no punctures, not much wear.