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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..

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Mostyn [396 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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cat1commuter [1421 posts] 3 years ago
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I'd suggest 700 x 25 Michelin Krylion Carbon as being exactly what you want.

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Bedfordshire Clanger [344 posts] 3 years ago
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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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road ronin [52 posts] 3 years ago
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conti 4 season, or 4000gp as a good winter/ commute tyre

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Yorkshie Whippet [515 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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gthornton101 [115 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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RobeH [33 posts] 3 years ago
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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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John_the_Monkey [436 posts] 3 years ago
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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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_SiD_ [162 posts] 3 years ago
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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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Mostyn [396 posts] 3 years ago
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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.

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Simon E [2613 posts] 3 years ago
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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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issacforce [211 posts] 3 years ago
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agree with moysten conti 4000sfor all round riding and swalbe zx hd for summer,

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dave95 [7 posts] 3 years ago
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went for the Vredestein Fortezza Tricomps in the end, will be fitting soon...