tyre recommendation?

by dave95   September 9, 2012  

Currently running 700x28 Specialized All Condition Armadillo...

Was thinking of trying a 700x23 or 700x20...

Can anyone recommend something similar but perhaps a little lighter. Not a race tyre, but not as heavy as the Armadillo - something they would trust on a commute and a Sunday ride..

ta

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700 x 23 Verdestein Fortezza Tricomps, They're lightweight, safe and the longevity is good. Michelin Lithion will last; and hug the road, or Michelin Pro 4, Endurance, Continental 4000s for lightweight fast rolling.

Schwalbe Ultremo ZX for summer use. All the above are 700 x23 or 700 x 25.

I'd suggest the VTFs for you 700 x 23.

posted by Mostyn [407 posts]
10th September 2012 - 8:57

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I'd suggest 700 x 25 Michelin Krylion Carbon as being exactly what you want.

two wheels good; four wheels bad

posted by cat1commuter [1380 posts]
10th September 2012 - 11:05

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Conti 4 Seasons for durability and commuting reliability. Conti 4000S for performance.

Where is the commute? Are glass, flints and other debris a big problem? If they are then stick with the Armadillos or go for Conti 4 Seasons.

You will notice a difference in speed just by switching to a 25mm or 23mm tyre even if you stick with the All Conditions. As I remember the 23mm All Conditions can be a real pain to get off of the rim if something does manage to get through them.

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posted by Bedfordshire Clanger [329 posts]
10th September 2012 - 11:56

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conti 4 season, or 4000gp as a good winter/ commute tyre

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posted by road ronin [57 posts]
10th September 2012 - 12:00

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If you can still get them, Specialized Roubaix. They have 25mm casing with a tread pattern of 23mm. I like mine as winter tyres. They also very good on pave.

posted by Yorkshie Whippet [344 posts]
10th September 2012 - 13:45

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I can vouch for the Conti 4000S - use them on my commute 22miles/day. They roll well and seem to be resistant enough so far, 1 puncture past 6months (touch wood!).

Though if your route is more prone to debris and glass I'd probably opt for something with a bit more protection.

posted by gthornton101 [69 posts]
10th September 2012 - 15:26

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Mostyn wrote:
700 x 23 Verdestein Fortezza Tricomps, They're lightweight, safe and the longevity is good. Michelin Lithion will last; and hug the road, or Michelin Pro 4, Endurance, Continental 4000s for lightweight fast rolling.

Schwalbe Ultremo ZX for summer use. All the above are 700 x23 or 700 x 25.

I'd suggest the VTFs for you 700 x 23.

+1 for the Verdestein Fortezza Tricomps,

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posted by RobeH [35 posts]
10th September 2012 - 17:23

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Krylion Carbon is a good choice - I'm surprised by just how nice mine are to ride.

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posted by John_the_Monkey [423 posts]
12th September 2012 - 6:46

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Conti GPs. (Black chilli compound).
22mm on front and 24 mm on the rear.
Grippy, hard wearing, lightish and good value.

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posted by _SiD_ [180 posts]
12th September 2012 - 15:27

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cat1commuter wrote:
I'd suggest 700 x 25 Michelin Krylion Carbon as being exactly what you want.

Krylions : No-longer available, they are now called : Michelin Pro 4, Endurance.

posted by Mostyn [407 posts]
12th September 2012 - 17:04

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Bontrager Race Lite Hardcase for excellent puncture resistance (sizes from 23-32mm). Tough and roll surprisingly well.

If you want something lighter: Vittoria Rubino Pro III, Schwalbe Durano. I have recently fitted some Schwalbe Blizzard Sport (a 240g folding tyre for less than £10 each!). Seem to roll nicely, so far so good...

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posted by Simon E [2059 posts]
12th September 2012 - 19:01

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agree with moysten conti 4000sfor all round riding and swalbe zx hd for summer,

posted by issacforce [206 posts]
20th September 2012 - 9:41

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went for the Vredestein Fortezza Tricomps in the end, will be fitting soon...

posted by dave95 [16 posts]
20th September 2012 - 15:49

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