Natural sidewalls

cornerblock
cornerblock Posts: 3,228
edited June 2011 in Road buying advice
Anyone know where I can find natural sidewall tyres 700 x 23. I have looked but can't seem to find the right size. I was sure Vittoria did them, any help is much appreciated.

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  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    edited June 2011
    I bought a pair of these (Michelin Dynamic) for a bike I did up for a mate. They seemed pretty bargainacious at a tenner a tyre. Not tested them in all weather etc though.

    http://www.thecyclewarehouse.co.uk/mtr051.html#
    Faster than a tent.......
  • Pseudonym
    Pseudonym Posts: 1,032
    Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC, or Veloflex Master spring to mind...
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Pseudonym wrote:
    Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC, or Veloflex Master spring to mind...
    .... if you have deep pockets :lol:
    Faster than a tent.......
  • cornerblock
    cornerblock Posts: 3,228
    Cheers Rolf, they certainly are 'bargainacious'. Look on the heavy side though?
  • Pseudonym
    Pseudonym Posts: 1,032
    Rolf F wrote:
    Pseudonym wrote:
    Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC, or Veloflex Master spring to mind...
    .... if you have deep pockets :lol:

    he didn't specify a budget....
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    edited June 2011
    Cheers Rolf, they certainly are 'bargainacious'. Look on the heavy side though?

    280 grams. http://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/ ... namic-tire
    I think that isn't too bad.
    Pseudonym wrote:
    Rolf F wrote:
    Pseudonym wrote:
    Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC, or Veloflex Master spring to mind...
    .... if you have deep pockets :lol:

    he didn't specify a budget....

    True - but I'd wince at those prices for my Look and most bikes that people put gumwalls are vintage and not worth so much in pure cash terms. Still, 23mm gumwalls are available at a wide variety of prices to suit all pockets!
    Faster than a tent.......
  • cornerblock
    cornerblock Posts: 3,228
    Pseudonym wrote:
    Rolf F wrote:
    Pseudonym wrote:
    Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC, or Veloflex Master spring to mind...
    .... if you have deep pockets :lol:

    he didn't specify a budget....

    Thanks Pseudonym. They are what I am after, still can't seem to find anything over 700 x 22.
  • cornerblock
    cornerblock Posts: 3,228
    Your right Rolf that it is not too bad, 280g, especially for that price.
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,803
    Rolf F wrote:
    most bikes that people put gumwalls are vintage

    Really? Have a look at the amount of yellow sidewalls in the peleton - LOADS!!! As far as I'm aware Lampre are still using Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC and they look the damage on the Fulcrums.
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Rolf F wrote:
    most bikes that people put gumwalls are vintage

    Really? Have a look at the amount of yellow sidewalls in the peloton - LOADS!!! As far as I'm aware Lampre are still using Vittoria Open Corsa Evo SC and they look the damage on the Fulcrums.

    Are they true gumwalls or coloured? I'd noticed something like but I just assumed they were white. Maybe I should see how the Look looks with natural look sidewalls...... :D

    Mind, I'd still say that gumwalls are more mainstream on vintage! Essential infact. I've not forgiven my mate for inflicting Marathons on the Carlton Corsair I'm doing up for him. I mean, the bike itself is brown and beige and he gives me tyres with silver reflective sidewalls. I'll show him though - I've put brown bar tape on it :lol:
    Faster than a tent.......
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,803
    Look at Cunego's bike in this pic taken today

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/75th-t ... tos/178267

    They deffo look like Evo SC's.

    Looking at todays stage I think Caruso had them on his Cannondale too.

    They're going on my Gigantex 50mm when I get them :D
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,803
    We need to stop typing 'look' :lol:
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,803
    The cracking new Giro intro video on Vittoria's site is a sea of gumwalls.

    http://www.vittoria.com/

    Get them on your Look Rolf F :wink:
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    We need to stop typing 'look' :lol:

    But then I'd have to get a new bike!

    Not sure those go with the dayglo yellow on the Wilier. They look wrong to me!

    As for me - maybe I'll wait to see if Schwalbe decide to do Ultremos in gumwall. It could work.......
    Faster than a tent.......
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,803
    They look great on the all black Lampre bikes though.

    Here's a link to that Vittoria video btw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rFb-seR ... r_embedded

    I see Rabobank had them on today too.
  • cornerblock
    cornerblock Posts: 3,228
    The cracking new Giro intro video on Vittoria's site is a sea of gumwalls.

    http://www.vittoria.com/

    Get them on your Look Rolf F :wink:

    Great film, they (gumwalls) do look good, definately getting me some.
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Challenge Criterium Open are 700x23 - Ribble do them for £27.40
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • cornerblock
    cornerblock Posts: 3,228
    Monty Dog wrote:
    Challenge Criterium Open are 700x23 - Ribble do them for £27.40

    Thanks, looked promising, but out of stock.