New Tyres?

apprent1ce Posts: 58
edited April 2018 in Road buying advice
I’m looking for tyres for a new set of HED Ardennes+ wheels. I have been riding Gatorskins and 4 Seasons on my previous wheels mainly because of the very flinty back roads in Suffolk and I wondered how the GP 4000S II compare as there seem to be some reasonable offers at the moment. The reviews I have read indicate that they are not as robust but offer an improved ride. How much of a trade off is there with these, I don’t mind occasional roadside repairs but I’m not keen on this becoming a regular factor.

I know the HEDs are tubeless ready but I'm not sure I'm confident enough for that step yet..

Thanks for any feedback.


  • Matthewfalle
    Matthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    why are you not confident? its just a pair of tyres.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • keef66
    keef66 Posts: 13,123
    I too ride flinty Suffolk lanes and find I need GP 4 Seasons in winter. A brief experiment with cheap Rubinos turned out to be false economy as a flint shard sliced right through the carcass on the second wet outing.

    Summer bike had Pro 4 SCs which were a nicer ride but I had a couple of disastrous sidewall cuts in quick succession so I'm trying the Endurance version now.

    In the summer I don't mind swapping a tube at the roadside if it doesn't happen too often.