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Old 12-09-2010, 10:56 PM   #1
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Road tire question........

It's time to replace my stock tires on my Trek 2.3. Any suggestions on which ones to purchase or consider? I'm on 700 x 23's now and will replace with same size.

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Old 12-10-2010, 12:47 AM   #2
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Frankie, at the moment, I'm running tubless. But when I go tubed, I still stick with the GP4000s (see this thread for my opinion on them and some others' suggestions: http://www.twospoke.com/forum/f30/looking-new-road-tires-937/). I've never had a single problem with those tires.



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Old 12-10-2010, 06:40 PM   #3
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Not a bad recommendation from Xela, but I think you should try out the Vittoria Open Corsa EVO CX in 25mm. I'll be you the first ride you'll be blown away.

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Old 12-10-2010, 06:51 PM   #4
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Weav, you're absolutely right about the ride quality. My only complaint when I ran those was I would only get about 1200 to 1500 miles out of a set. What kind of mileage did you see?

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Old 12-10-2010, 06:57 PM   #5
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I tend to not be too hard on tires so I get a little more than that but you are correct that they have a reputation of not lasting as long as some do. But the ride quality is the trade-off. I've since switched to tubeless like you. If money isn't that big an issue I say get the Vittoria's, but if money is tight then go with the Conti 4000S, don't know if they have a 25mm version or not, but the 23mm version is a nice tire and since that is what the OP said he wants that may be the way to go. Unless I can talk him into a 25mm.

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Old 12-10-2010, 07:02 PM   #6
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Continental Grand Prix 4000s....
Are these a tube tire? I saw them on a website and they called them clinchers, wasn't sure if that was a tube or tubeless.
Saw them for $63, but still looking for a better deal.

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Old 12-10-2010, 07:47 PM   #7
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Yes they are a tube tire. Anytime you see the words "clincher" they are speaking of tubes. The two other types of tires/wheels are called "tubular" and "tubeless". Tubular tires need to be glued onto the rim of a tubular wheel. Tubeless is the same type of tire as your car tires. They seat themselves onto the rim when inflated without the need for a tube. They allow you to run lower tire pressures for more comfort and less rolling resistance, because you don't have to worry about pinch flats like you do with clinchers.

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Old 12-11-2010, 12:48 PM   #8
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They allow you to run lower tire pressures for more comfort and less rolling resistance,
I can see lower tire pressure giving you a more comfortable ride , but I would think more pressure would give you less rolling resistance. as the tire does not flaten out as much with more pressure. less contact aera less resistance ???
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:40 PM   #9
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Pretty good article that should give you a decent visual on what's going on with pressure/rolling resistance/coefficients/give & takes..... etc etc etc.

Tire Rolling Resistance | Roues Artisanales

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Thanks for the suggestions, I now have a direction to look toward. I knew could get the help I needed here, thanks again.



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