replacement tyres for wilier

chris_phillips
chris_phillips Posts: 90
edited March 2011 in Road buying advice
I am the happy owner of a wilier izoard xp veloce. After reading numerous reviews on the izoard they all share one in common and that is the tyres are a big let down. Anybody out there got any suggestions on a lightweight tyre to do justice to this awesome bike.
Also does anybody ride a wilier any comments good or bad would be appreciated.
cheers guys
Trek emonda sl6 pro 2019
wilier izoard 2011
canyon grail 7.0 al 2019
Cannondale caad 12 2018
Dolan professio2018

Comments

  • I've got Continental GP4000S on mine, only tyre I have ran on the Izoard despite trying different tyres on other bikes so no direct comparisons to make as they have been on mine from new as it was built up from a frameset just the way I wanted from purchase.

    Much prefer the feel and grip to the Krylions on my other bike, so pretty happy with them, though I do have an itch to try Michelin Pro Race 3's when they do need replacing.
  • Thanx for your speedy reply Rich. I will check out both sets.
    thanx again
    Got bonty lights on my specialized and they seem to ride pretty good.
    Trek emonda sl6 pro 2019
    wilier izoard 2011
    canyon grail 7.0 al 2019
    Cannondale caad 12 2018
    Dolan professio2018
  • ride_whenever
    ride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    I'd go for the ultremo ZX, I've been massively impressed with mine. A big improvement over the old r.1
  • mallorcajeff
    mallorcajeff Posts: 1,489
    ivegot gatorskins on mine but get lots of punctures looking at schwalbe next time
  • ride_whenever
    Thanx for input.Just checked them out they sound a top spec tyre if a little on the pricey side, but guess you get what pay for. Will carry on researching but they come up trumps at the moment.
    thanx.
    Trek emonda sl6 pro 2019
    wilier izoard 2011
    canyon grail 7.0 al 2019
    Cannondale caad 12 2018
    Dolan professio2018
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,803
    I have an Izoard and I'm running Vittoria Rubino Pro III's. Lampre use Vittoria so I 'had' to get 'em. Then again, if someone told me to jump off a cliff...
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide
    cheers for that. you sound a lot like me if its good enough for the lampre team.
    Whats your opinion on the wilier. Really wanted the centaur groupset but budget wouldn't allow it. pick it up from Evans tonight.
    Trek emonda sl6 pro 2019
    wilier izoard 2011
    canyon grail 7.0 al 2019
    Cannondale caad 12 2018
    Dolan professio2018
  • blackhands
    blackhands Posts: 950
    Vittoria Pave - not cheap though.
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,803
    thegreatdivide
    cheers for that. you sound a lot like me if its good enough for the lampre team.
    Whats your opinion on the wilier. Really wanted the centaur groupset but budget wouldn't allow it. pick it up from Evans tonight.

    IMO it's a great bike and I'm more than happy with it - and you will be too :D Got the Veloce gruppo but with the red/black/white colour sceheme. The only things I've changed are the wheels - it's now wearing Fulcrum 3's - and the tyres have been upgraded to the Rubino III's.
  • Lagavulin
    Lagavulin Posts: 1,688
    Veloflex Pave. Fabulous riding open tubulars with gumwall sidewalls. Only a maximum of 22c but you wouldn't think it. Will look class in black.
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    I'd go for the ultremo ZX, I've been massively impressed with mine. A big improvement over the old r.1

    Is that the current very light R1 or a previous R1?
    Faster than a tent.......
  • Bar Shaker
    Bar Shaker Posts: 2,313
    GP4000S.

    Great grip, amazing lack of roll resistance and puncture proof reinforcement under the contact section.
    Boardman Elite SLR 9.2S
    Boardman FS Pro