Rolf F wrote:
Everybody likes what they like and plenty of folk think Rubino Pros are great.
Four seasons, Gatoskins have the grip of a banana skin.
I swapped from gatorskins and won't be going back.
..I'm coming to realise my conti 4 seasons are the best tyres I've yet had.....I had gatorskins on my commute bike but never liked them, felt insecure in the wet, and replaced them with Schwalbe Marathons, which do inspire confidence but weigh a ton - not an issue for my commute.
...on the road bike, having sworn by Michelin for years, I recently replaced by PR04 SC's for Conti 4 Seasons (instead of the usual PRO4 Endurance I'd normally switch to for winter)...and while pricy, I think they're just great...really sure-footed in bad conditions, allowing even this cautious rider to lean the bike in wet corners!...comfy and roll well too, and with the mould line still prominent round the circumfrerence after 200 miles, I'm guessing the wear rate will be good!.......as their name suggests, I may not even bother putting the PRO4's back on in the summer....
....and while only anecdotal, in the last 2 year's Kentish Killer sportives, one of my group has alway punctured on Gatorskins!