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Old 01-10-2013, 05:51 AM   #1
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New tires... And other questions

Ok, getting geared up for spring time and am needing new tires, wanting to start competing this year in circuit and endurances type races, need a good tire. Pretty new to road biking (2nd year) so I'm not really sure which brand of tire is a good, better, best brand for what I need to do.... Currently I am running Vittoria zaffiro 700x23, is going narrower better? Or the size I have good? Below is pic of bike



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Old 01-10-2013, 09:12 AM   #2
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My suggestion is Vittoria Rubino Pro Slicks 23mm. When I used to race, I used 20mm Rubino ... on the front and 23mm Vittoria Open Corsa on the back. This was overkill really, hence my Rubino 23mm suggestion front and back. Don't worry about 20mm.



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I like Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX.

Do not ride 20mm tires.

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I have come to really like Continental Grand Prix 4000s. Here is a something to read and think about before you invest in a new set of tires

http://www.twospoke.com/forum/f82/wheel-energy-6277/#post48594

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I raced crit on Zaffiro Pros, 23c. I also commuted, trained etc on them. This year will be Michelin Pro 4 or an equivalent since the LBS carries them.

A 23c tire is fine, some prefer 25c. I think (and just IMHO) if it'll be your first year, I'd focus more on learning the ropes rather than equipment. Crit racing (again IMHO) teaches you bike handling skills and confidence, something that a $1800 set of wheels will not compensate for.

Others may disagree, but with your bike on a Rock 'n' Roll trainer, you obviously have the desire to do this, but (Merlin may disagree here) I think that being in the pack is a heck of a lot different than just spinning pedals, even in a group ride.

My first time out, I made a LOT of tactical errors, once I overcame those, I learned how to "read" what was going on, when to expect attacks, etc.

I know he has more experience than I, just my 2 cents.

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How do you like your Rock and Roll?

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How do you like your Rock and Roll?
Love the trainer, I have a full carbon bike and didn't want to take a chance and damage the frame, it takes some getting used to but it's worth the money
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Thanks a lot everyone for the reply's and help anserring my questions

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I have come to really like Continental Grand Prix 4000s. Here is a something to read and think about before you invest in a new set of tires

http://www.twospoke.com/forum/f82/wheel-energy-6277/#post48594
Very interesting
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Others may disagree, but with your bike on a Rock 'n' Roll trainer, you obviously have the desire to do this, but (Merlin may disagree here) I think that being in the pack is a heck of a lot different than just spinning pedals, even in a group ride.

My first time out, I made a LOT of tactical errors, once I overcame those, I learned how to "read" what was going on, when to expect attacks, etc.

I know he has more experience than I, just my 2 cents.
I don't disagree, and my experience fits in a thimble.


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