/ Tyre Recommendations...
Aside from 10 mile TT's and the odd sportive, the majority of my riding is pleasure and commuting so I don't want a super duper grippy tyre that will be knackered after 300 miles.
Chainreaction cycles are doing Michelin pro 3 for £19.99, ive just stuck a pair on, to early to give my review, but mates that ride with them swear they are faster, softer, grippy and last quite well.
Continental GP 4000s are very good very grippy and roll very well, done well over 1000miles on them with little signs of wear... they are quite pricy though
A bit cheaper are their gator skins which are also very nice tyres with plenty of grip, and a little more tread
Conti GP 4000s are excellent, the "Force" and "Attack" are meant to be a smidge better, but I got the GP4000s because they were a bit cheaper. I was replacing some Vredestein Fortezza tricomps, and find the 4000s to be slightly faster, slightly lighter, but give a lot more confidence cornering. They are supposed to last a good while too.
See if you can find an offer on them somewhere, they are great tyres.
After reading reviews it looks like the continentals are a good bet. Used to run conti's on the mountainbike before switching to maxxis and never had a complaint. Cheers folks
> Chainreaction cycles are doing Michelin pro 3 for £19.99, ive just stuck a pair on, to early to give my review, but mates that ride with them swear they are faster, softer, grippy and last quite well.
Thanks for the heads up. I've been racing on these for 5 years and at 20 quid I'm not that bothered how long they last ;-)
I've been using Panaracer Extreme Dura as winter tyres for some time and they seem pretty bomb proof, but not, perhaps, the fastest.
> Thanks for the heads up. I've been racing on these for 5 years and at 20 quid I'm not that bothered how long they last ;-)
Merlin have them for £39 a pair too (only in black/grey).
That's cool because the ones at CRC are all silly colours - not near my bike please ;-)
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