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Looking to buy a set of tyres that last ! Was thinking of TriComps or maybe Michelin Lithion? Any suggestions or recommendations?

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glynr36 [637 posts] 1 year ago
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What do you mean by last? A season, a year, two years?
What are you currently running?
How are you killing them at the moment?
How much are you looking to spend?

I really rate my Vittoria Open Corsa SC they 'last' about a summer, but are such a good tyre performance wise I can deal with that.

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Scrufftie [103 posts] 1 year ago
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I'd avoid the Lithions. It may sound a bit lame but they're a bother to get on and off. Ok in the workshop but not at the roadside.

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Mostyn [396 posts] 1 year ago
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I have the Lithions fitted to one of my bikes; and found them pretty strait forward to change at the side of the road. Most of my wheels DON'T have deep V-Rims. Maybe that's why you had some bother with them?

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Simon E [2539 posts] 1 year ago
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I can recommend Lithion II and Schwalbe Durano.

For top puncture protection as well as long life you can't beat Bontrager Race Lite Hardcase.

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therevokid [911 posts] 1 year ago
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GP 4 Seasons ....  1

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Chris James [363 posts] 1 year ago
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I exclusively use variations of Tricomps. They wear quite well for a race tyre, give a really nice road feel, grip quite well and can be had for a decent price from Ribble.

I use the standard tricomps in summer and the quattros in winter, although would be tempted to change the winter ones for sensos as they come in a 25mm option.

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deblemund [262 posts] 1 year ago
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I've been running Schwalbe Ones over the summer and been very impressed with grip, feel and puncture resistance.

I've had GP 4 Seasons for wet days / winter and found that they feel pretty good but puncture more than they should; I'm going to try Schwalbe Durano Plus for the winter, after lots of recommendations. I know they'll feel more sluggish but that's ok for the winter.

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Mostyn [396 posts] 1 year ago
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I have a new unused pair of Schwalbe Durano Plus in my workshop; along with some other bits and pieces I bought for cycling and never got round to using them. Why do we do this? Buying something just in case we may need it; and then never get round to using them.

I have the Conti 4000s fitted to a set of Ksyrium Elite S wheels. I do like them.

Planet x has some offers on tyres at present. may get another set of Lithions?

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DrJDog [293 posts] 1 year ago
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Schwalbe Marathons last and last, and are pretty trouble free, but are a major pain to get on and off.

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oozaveared [933 posts] 1 year ago
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DrJDog wrote:

Schwalbe Marathons last and last, and are pretty trouble free, but are a major pain to get on and off.

I have had a set on my work bike that gets in 200km a week. Been on for over a year now. I ride to work on a mixture of rough country roads replete with gravel and stones and on A roads where you can't always avoid the ruts and holes. I am very impressed with the grip and they roll nicely too. I don't remember them being too difficult to get on. I don't whether they are difficult to take off because I have never had to take them off.

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Kauto [22 posts] 1 year ago
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+1 on the Conti 4Seasons. Not had a puncture in 2000+ miles of riding in all sorts of weather. Excellent grip in the wet and very comfortable in 25mm

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Kinggary [3 posts] 1 year ago
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Conti 4 seasons, at 25mm they are very comfy with a good level of grip.
They do square off after a few hundred miles if your a little over engineered but they are great all rounders and last around 3k miles for rear and probably twice that for the front.
Don't buy gatorskins unless puncture resistance is your main priority , they are like riding on solid tyres and their grip with winter approaching is appalling.

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Mostyn [396 posts] 1 year ago
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VT Senso get a good write up on here! Anyone use them?

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Chrisc [146 posts] 1 year ago
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Conti GP4000s, fit and forget.

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arfa [694 posts] 1 year ago
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Another one for gp4000's. Done 2000 or so miles since last puncture and they got me through last weekend's very wet ride london without a problem

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HalfWheeler [373 posts] 1 year ago
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If you want something bombproof then Specialized Armadillo Elites are great. Apart from a few months ago I swear I last punctured on them in 2012. When I finally did get puncture (after god knows how many miles, 4000-5000?) it was because I hit a pothole at 30 mph whilst in the middle of a chaingang (so much for the shout!).

In fact the pair of Elites before that wore all the way down to the casing before I had to change them but they pair never punctured.

True, they're a bit beefy, wouldn't race on them, but they're fast enough for training, spelling about on a fast club ride, etc.

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Ratfink [66 posts] 1 year ago
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I've not had any trouble with gatorskins in the last 1 1/2 years commuting on them never slipped at all.I'm riding the normal ones is it the hardshell ones that people say are slippy?

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peterben [64 posts] 1 year ago
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My Schwalbe Ultremos' have been faultless. Saw endless punctures in Ride London last week and was expecting one any time but no problems.