Onza is a Swiss brand producing tyres mainly for commuters, BMX and mountain bikes, plus a few road options, including this Lavin folding clincher. Although billed on the Onza website as a 'Fixie tyre', the packaging indicates it's a 'Road/Fixie tyre', and a test pair fitted to a (geared) training bike turned out to be ideal for spring conditions on a wide range of road surfaces.
The C S3 lite is a racing specific tyre which is part of Tufo's own hybrid 'tubular-clincher' system. As the name suggest elements of both tubulars and clinchers are combined to create something in between. Something that I like to call 'clinchulars'.
Hi guys and girls, I'm new to the forums so please be nice!
I'm looking to upgrade the worn tyres on my Mavic Aksiums and have narrowed it down to Continental Grand Prix 4000S or the Schwalbe Ultremo ZX Evolution HD.
Purely from an aesthetic viewpoint I'm leaning towards the Schwalbe's as I can colour coordinate , but have heard they have weaker side walls and are more prone to punctures that the Continentals.
I do about 100miles a week on the road as my commute, with the occasional longer weekend ride.
Anyone have experience or recommendations to go for either of these?
Hutchinson Intensive Road tubeless tyres are excellent off-season tyres, offering a good ride and decent puncture resistance.
Tubeless tyres have been around in the mountain bike world for a few years, but are still new territory for road bikes. Hutchinson is one of several manufacturers adopting the new technology, with tubeless-specific options including the lightweight Atom and the mid-weight Fusion. Recently added to the collection is the Intensive, a heavier tyre designed for rough roads in both wet and dry conditions.
Am using Michelin 'Jet' and 'Mud2' tyres at the moment depending on the weather and expected terrain. They are great but do not last very long; I suspect they are more racing tyres. What is the best general purpose/training tyre? I do a lot of off road on moorland and tracks; a lot of the tracks I do are quite rocky and tend to destroy the Michelin's...
The arrival of Continental Nordic Spike 120 couldn’t have been timed better. 120 steel studs combined with an open, knobbly tread allowed me to cut a steady swathe through otherwise impassable back roads. However, a modicum of caution is required when accelerating – especially over icy tarmac – and their portly 42mm profiles can present compatibility hassles with more traditional ‘cross, touring and hybrid frames.
Just a quick post on this topic. I recently decided to try tubeless tires on the strength of good reviews on Hutchinson's Fusion 3s (and out of curiosity). I don't have tubeless compatible wheels so I had to convert.
Road.cc had a good piece on this but I could find little else online about what sounded like a daunting prospect - so I decided to write about the process as a little how to. You can read about it here: http://theinquisition.eu/wordpress/2010/06/road-tubeless/
Anyway, I hope this will help if you are curious about what it takes to do. Its actually quite easy.
Bontrager’s race lite hardcase tyre is a mid-level puncture resistant training and commuter tyre. It’s available in widths from 23mm to 32mm for 700c tyres, 25mm for 650c tyres and 1 1/8inch and 1 ¼inch in 27inch tyres. Bontrager say they offer the best in puncture protection, offering triple puncture protection to guard against the most common causes of flats - punctures, cuts through the casing and pinch flats.