Hi,I want to do a sportive on a Diverse E5. I currently have the stock tyres fitted 30c espoir sport. I was thinking of changing to conti 4 seasons in ethier 28c or 32c . Would you choose this tyre and if so what width.
I have 32c 4 Seasons on mine, as I use mine on a wide variety of surfaces. I doubt there is much in it speed wise between 28c and 32c, so I go for comfort.
Can't comment on 4 Seasons but I have an E5 fitted with Roubaix 30/32. They roll better than stock Espoir tyres but are still tough enough for light to medium gravel (I believe they were designed for cobbles) - I'd be happy to do a spotive on them.
I heard the conti is a hard tyre to get on,is this true?
The 4 Seasons isn't a great sportive tyre, they have quite a high rolling resistance, they're far better suited to winter riding on icy roads. The Grand Prix GT is a far better option, they're pretty much designed as a sportive tyre.
Ok,so maybe have 4 seasons from September to February. GP4000 for the remainder of the year?
Sounds like a plan .
just get conti 4000s in 28mm and that's you sorted -
£64 for 2 and innertubes (get the conti ones) too, just select the correct options on the page.
Yeah, ridden all my sportives since replacing the stock Giant 23mm jobbies on Continental GP4000s II in 25mm. Recommended.
Hi all, thanks for the info,
My inner rims are 21mm,would the 28's fit ok.If so i think i have decided on 4 seasons for winter training and Gp 4000's for the sportive's next year.
28mm 4000s will fit on the rim no problem, they’ll be 32mm+ so whether they will fit in your frame depends on how big your clearances are, the 25mm will be 28mm+ if the 28mms (32mm+) don’t fit in your frame.
ok thanks,my frame can fit up to 38mm,so the 28's sound good to me.Thanks