coloured tyres, pants or cool?

dirkdiggler69
dirkdiggler69 Posts: 118
edited January 2011 in Road buying advice
woo hoo i'm picking up my new bike one day next week.
the tyres on it are ultremo zx with a double lime green stripe in them.
the bike is a cube and has some bits of the same colour dotted about the bike however
i have some black ultremos off my old bike at home waiting to go on.

so whats it to be plain black?
or helicopter gunship attack on las vegas :twisted:

Comments

  • I think they're cool. Except white tyres get very dirty very quickly.
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  • balthazar
    balthazar Posts: 1,565
    Bad. Carbon black is present in tyres for good functional reasons. It benefits both wet grip and wear rate.
  • My RAce Pro 3 tyres have a blue strip on them and to be honest think they look fab and more importantly they grip and last well... the blue coloured line is just a nice wee bonus to a great pair of tyres
    Enough bikes to open a bike shop but always room for one more...
  • ADIHEAD
    ADIHEAD Posts: 575
    Keep em until you've worn em out, then you have the option of what to replace them with, depending on whether you've got used to them or not by then :wink:
  • tremayne
    tremayne Posts: 378
    There are some things that are better left the way they used to be and tyres are one of them. Like many others I had to have a set when they first came out but I know now that it wasn't half as cool as I thought.
    Call me a fuddy-duddy but I have to say the same for hoods also. Black is where it at !
  • lucan
    lucan Posts: 339
    tremayne wrote:
    Call me a fuddy-duddy...

    You're a fuddy duddy.
    :lol:
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  • fleshtuxedo
    fleshtuxedo Posts: 1,853
    Big pants
  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    if you have to ask...
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  • galatzo
    galatzo Posts: 1,295
    I'll save you another thread and tell that colour splash tape isn't cool either :lol:
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  • If you like them, cool, if not, cool.
  • Tom Butcher
    Tom Butcher Posts: 3,830
    Black with a gum wall is retro cool - otherwise colours if you match them to the bar tape and saddle, extra points for co-ordinating with your jersey. :wink:

    It's whatever you like really - I like a bit of colour on a bike though.

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  • jonmack
    jonmack Posts: 522
    Tyres should be black. The only exception is Vittoria Pavè Evo CG.
  • maddog 2
    maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    1stGenRex wrote:
    If you like them, cool, if not, cool.

    so to summarise.....
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  • fleshtuxedo
    fleshtuxedo Posts: 1,853
    Apart from Pave CG green (only on Pave CGs) the only other exception is grey Michelin PR3s. I don't think of them as a coloured tyre. Otherwise, it has to be black

    Big thumbs down to red, blue, yellow, white, green, celeste, neon, tobacco, mint, magnolia, silver, clotted cream, purple, pink, rasta, vermillion, ochre, lilac, leopard, tartan and anything else.

    They look crap after one ride.
  • Chris McG
    Chris McG Posts: 189
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  • Skerryman
    Skerryman Posts: 323
    tremayne wrote:
    There are some things that are better left the way they used to be and tyres are one of them. Like many others I had to have a set when they first came out but I know now that it wasn't half as cool as I thought.
    Call me a fuddy-duddy but I have to say the same for hoods also. Black is where it at !

    Only fuddy duddy's use the term fuddy duddy!!! :D
  • ajb72
    ajb72 Posts: 1,178
    Not for me, coloured tyres is just trying too hard to look cool.
  • thel33ter
    thel33ter Posts: 2,684
    Both sets of road tyres I have are black wall, with red tread. So I'm going for helicopter gunship attack on las vegas :lol:

    Then again, I am much younger than everyone else here I assume :wink:
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  • Bobbinogs
    Bobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    I have a Spesh in battleship grey so the Michelins with a nice red stripe just provide a nice bit of colour and go a treat with the RS80s. Cool.

    My retro Alan bike, handbuilt wheels.. black tyres. Bike looks cool enough. 8)
  • Velonutter
    Velonutter Posts: 2,437
    I use Michelin Pro 3's on my best bikes and Lithion 2's on my trainer, I have used Rubinos in black and other makes, never found a problem, I like to colour co-ordinate my bikes, it makes me individual, stop worrying what other people think, if you like them then buy them :roll:
  • Leesykoi
    Leesykoi Posts: 338
    Got red Pro3's on my Pinarello and think they look nice. It's all down to individual taste, if you like the colour co-ordinated look go for it otherwise go with black (avoid white on any tyre though as they are a bugger to keep looking 'fresh') :wink: !!
    I like shiny bikes - especially Italian ones.....!!
  • lemoncurd
    lemoncurd Posts: 1,428
    Are you worried about what other cyclists will think of your tyres?

    Just buy whatever colour you want.

    As long as they're black.
  • navrig
    navrig Posts: 1,352
    They are cooool 8)
  • Skerryman
    Skerryman Posts: 323
    My Cube Agree came with dashing looking Ultremo's with a delightful little white stripe on them that, if I do say so myself, look the tits. And when they go I'm gonna stick a pair of Ultremo's with a red stripe on them just for that extra big of bling. I'm pretty sure they'll make me go faster too :D