New Tyres

by Dunluce   June 12, 2013  

As I need some new tyres for the first time I've been looking around and I see that quite a few tyres also have a folding version which is usually around a fiver dearer and are lighter. Out of interest do these folding versions perform differently than the 'normal' ones e.g. are they as tough, do they handle differently, do they last as long?

Lastly I've been looking for a good all round tyre and have being eyeing up either Gatorskins, Specialised All Condition or Bontranger All Weather. Any opinions on these?

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Don't disregard Vredestein Fortezza TriComp - good all round tyre - or Vittoria Rubinos. My last set of Rubinos did over 4K km's with only one flat.

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posted by andylul [412 posts]
12th June 2013 - 14:03

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Folding tyres are generally lighter, easier to fit, but less durable than heavier wire beaded tyres that are often designed for endurance and bad weather riding.

Its June, I say go for for it. Then look at winter tyres again for autumn onwards

posted by 700c [556 posts]
12th June 2013 - 14:29

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If the model/spec of the tyre is the same, as is the case with the Gatorskin and Schwalbe Durano, then the only difference is bead weight - usually made of kevlar instead of wire. The folding bead version is 40 to 50g lighter. I'd suggest either of these two tyres.

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posted by Simon E [1916 posts]
12th June 2013 - 19:23

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andylul wrote:
Don't disregard Vredestein Fortezza TriComp - good all round tyre - or Vittoria Rubinos. My last set of Rubinos did over 4K km's with only one flat.

+1 for Rubino Pros. Very good all round tyre esp if you can get a deal on them.

posted by edster99 [148 posts]
13th June 2013 - 13:20

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ribble have a tyre sale at the mo.

To slo to live, to slo to die! ::-}

posted by OldnSlo [122 posts]
13th June 2013 - 23:12

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Just bought a pair of 16" tyres for the kids trailer from Halfords - £7 less 10% British Cycling discount. Got a tin of GT85 while I was there and used a £10 voucher from an internet survey. Walked out with more cash than I went in with Smile

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posted by charliemac74 [168 posts]
14th June 2013 - 21:45

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Schwalbe Durano S from bike-discount are a winner.

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posted by mr-andrew [294 posts]
19th June 2013 - 17:42

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Conti 4 seasons =all year round decent tyre
Conti gp4000 = awesome dry weather summer tyre
Vittoria rubino pros = great all rounder and surprisingly good in the wet

posted by chiv30 [851 posts]
19th June 2013 - 23:41

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