IS THIS A GOOD BUY ?

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  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,511
    YES IT IS!
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  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    Go but a caps lock button as yours is not working it seems stuck.
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  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    60 tpi casing, so it's not going to be the supplest tyre you've ever ridden, but for a tenner what are you expecting?

    I got some wire bead Rubino's for a similar price from Ribble for my winter bike. Makes the dearer tyres on the fair weather carbon bike feel much better!
  • This is the thing, I am new to the finer poits behind all things cycyling realy.
    The tyres will be for my carbon lappierer at present it is on the original Hutchinson tyres ,
    I want to replace them with a decent quaility tyre that maintains/improves the speed and performace of the Hutchinson.
    All comments are gratfully recieved.
  • petemadoc
    petemadoc Posts: 2,331
    Front only??

    Rubino pro or something similar are a good tyre for winter that will last a while and won't puncture or cut too easily.

    If you're looking for a performance tyre then look at open corsa, veloflex (anything), pro race 4, conti gp4000s

    Tried and trusted, stick to the best
  • nicklouse wrote:
    Go but a caps lock button as yours is not working it seems stuck.

    As is your spell check.
  • edindevon
    edindevon Posts: 325
    For anyone who hasn't noticed, the 28c version of this tyre is £2.00 cheaper at the same store.

    http://www.rutlandcycling.com/110377/products/giant-p-sl2-front-road-bike-tyre---700x28c.aspx
  • Rushed my post at work today , spelling is bad I know , thanks for pointing it out .
    I must try harder !!
    I must say though . I do not fancy paying the same for a bike tyre as in do for a car tyre.
    regards
    ILG
  • Wirral_paul
    Wirral_paul Posts: 2,476
    ilovegrace wrote:
    I want to replace them with a decent quaility tyre that maintains/improves the speed and performace of the Hutchinson.
    All comments are gratfully recieved.

    Its now October - so really the focus should be on a tyre that will stay inflated and keep you right side up on the wet winter roads to come. Speed and performance from your tyres can wait till spring - you'll be faster from riding more often through having tyres that work better and dont leave you too concerned about falling off to go out.

    That said - the Giant tyres should work well enough at that job according to the reviews (if you believe them)
  • Sorry , may not have explained myself to well.
    I have a cyclo cross for winter , and use my Lapierre for summer runs etc .
    Having bought the Lapierre second hand I thought the tyres may be ready for renewal for next spring and as is my wont I was looking for a bargan.
    By the way , when do you know when you need new road tyres , easy enough with my cyclocross , tread wear and punctures equal new tyres.
    However with road tyres already been smooth when do you know when to replace . and also can you buy now for next spring ( will they de grade as it were) ?
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    As they wear the tyre profile becomes flattened / squared off. I usually keep going till I can see the first signs of carcase showing through. On tyres with little extra puncture protection as they wear they become more susceptible to punctures, and when they start happening too frequently the tyre gets binned. Some tyres have little dimples as wear indicators, so when they disappear you know there's not much tread left.

    Rear tyres tend to wear faster, so it is common to bin the worn out rear, put the part worn front tyre on the back and a new one on the front. I always try to have the best tyre on the front (steering, braking, more dangerous if you lose grip at the front).

    In your position I'd just ride the existing tyres till they're worn out, then take the opportunity to buy something a bit better. Conti Gp 4000s tyres seem to be most frequently recommended on here. I can't really see the point of buying tyres now for use next year.

    Up to now I've only ever ridden 25mm Conti 4 Seasons cos I only had one bike and didn't want the faff of summer vs winter tyres. Expensive but very durable, excellent puncture resistance, and more importantly they grip well in the cold and wet.

    Now I have a summer bike I'll be buying something a bit livelier for it.
  • vanleapo
    vanleapo Posts: 150
    Planet X have some good tyre bargains just now
    http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/TYV ... lding_tyre
    Just bought some of these. Colours are a bit dodgy but they go OK with my black bike.
    Certainly wouldn't pay RRP for them.
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  • john1967
    john1967 Posts: 366
    ilovegrace wrote:
    Rushed my post at work today , spelling is bad I know , thanks for pointing it out .
    I must try harder !!
    I must say though . I do not fancy paying the same for a bike tyre as in do for a car tyre.
    regards
    ILG

    It's not quite the same as the bike tyre for 40 odd quid is top of the range were as the 40 odd car tyre is basic bargain basement quality.As with all purchases you get what you pay for.
  • Lots of good info chaps.
    I am going to garage the Lapierre for the winter buy some conti 4 seasons in summer.
    I once read somewhere ,"never skimp on what is between you and the ground" seems like the right advise , especially for the bike.
    Thanks again.
    regards
    ILG
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    If they are just for the summer, the 4 Seasons may not be the best choice. You'd probably get an even nicer ride out of something racier.
  • Please could you give an exmaple or two.
    I am getting into this bike gear buying.
    regards
    ILG
  • Wirral_paul
    Wirral_paul Posts: 2,476
    ilovegrace wrote:
    Please could you give an exmaple or two.
    I am getting into this bike gear buying.
    regards
    ILG

    You wouldnt go wrong with a pair of Conti GP4000S or Michelin Pro4 Service Course for the summer
  • ilovegrace wrote:
    Please could you give an exmaple or two.
    I am getting into this bike gear buying.
    regards
    ILG

    You wouldnt go wrong with a pair of Conti GP4000S or Michelin Pro4 Service Course for the summer
    They are on my list , i will start saving this week .
    thanks
    ILG