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What tyres would you well informed guys should one use for a road bike.

 

Here is my problem.  I am currently using Vredenstein tyres sold to me by my LBS.  It is however a mission to remove this tyre.  I am not interrested in a tyre, if I will be using a box of tyre levers to change it or to fix a puncture.

 

My criteria is as follow:

 

Ease of use

Grip

Cost (Good value for money)

Durability

 

What suggestions be from you guys.
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Is it only these tyres that are a mission to remove or all tyres? If it is all tires then it's your rims that are a tad bigger then normal. I have the same problem with mine and destroyed 2 Gatorskins becasue I had to use tyre lever to put the tyre on. Look for foldable tyres next time. They stretch easier over the rim.

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Mampara, I think it is the tyres.  I have new rims as well, but had the same problem when they were on my old set of rims.  I used to use another brand (cant get to the name now) but I think it is off the market, which was 80 bucks a tyre, could put it back on without using tyre levers on the same rim and gave me a good 3 - 4 thousand kilos.

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Is it only these tyres that are a mission to remove or all tyres? If it is all tires then it's your rims that are a tad bigger then normal.

 

Had this problem recently and worked out that using both tyre levers simultaneously to get the thing on and off is a lot easier than fixing one fully and then trying to manouvere the other.

 

Maybe everyone's being doing it this way for years!
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Make sure they are folded tyres (no steel beading). I cant recommend the GP4000 as I have used 2 sets of them on 2 different bikes in the last 14 months...... and not had a puncture yet! Smile

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Another vote for the GP4000.

 

You may be able to find GP3000's, which are - unsprisingly - the predecessor to the GP4K.  The GP3K has been discontinued, so you may be able to get really good deals on them. 

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...I cant recommend the GP4000 as I have used 2 sets of them on 2 different bikes in the last 14 months...... and not had a puncture yet! Smile

 

So, Gumpole, how many punctures does it take before you can recommend a tyre?

 

(Yeah, I know, it was prolly a typo, but I couldn't resist.)
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Make sure they are folded tyres (no steel beading). I cant recommend the GP4000 as I have used 2 sets of them on 2 different bikes in the last 14 months...... and not had a puncture yet! Smile

 

Same here, got the foldable ones and have yet to puncture on them. Hit a little pothole the other day and I thought for sure that's going to be a snake bite but the GP4000 did not miss a beat, very impressed!

 

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I can second that, I use gatorskins on my training bike (got more than 2xkm's on my previous gatorskins, than on the Schwalbe's I used before that). For racing I use GP4000's, no problem sofar.

 

I also used Hutchinson's for racing, very nice, soft and good grip in the rain, but I got even less from them than the Schwalbe's.

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Big%20smile

 

Train on Conto Gator's: dislike their steel radial...otherwise heavy tyre..good roadholding & puncture resistance...

 

Race: GP4000---foldable/raced on them & will be on sunday..

 

So far no flats on both in over a year....Clap

 

"DTThumbs%20Up"
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