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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:21 pm 
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What would you choose?

There doesn't seem to be much choice, I've seen Panaracer and Michelin but I'm not sure they look right.

Any suggestions welcome if you've found something that looks good and is still available. A photo would be even better.

These listings of photoshop cut out tyres, not on wheels don't help very much.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:00 pm 
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Hi, with Michelin Hi Lite (my favourite rubber) getting very scarce for everyday riding I bought a pair of Michelin Dynamic Classic (700x23) for my Raleigh 531. Despite the rather prominent branding I think they look pretty good, they ride well and so far are puncture free...I'll post up two pics of my 531 with the all black and the tan wall Michelins for comparison.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:29 pm 
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Michelin Dynamics are OK, but less-than-stellar in the wet in my experience.
I'm using Challenge Fortes at the moment, which are good quality "open tubulars" (just a posh name for clincher really) which look & feel great, but aren't the hardest-wearing so maybe not for everyday use. Planet X often have them (or the slightly superior Criterium) on offer for around £20 a pop, but looks like they only have white-walls in stock at the moment.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:34 pm 
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Veloflex masters.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:52 pm 
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Good evening,

I have recently bought a few of these Michelins from Decathelon - around £9 each if memory serves me right -

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I have no info on wear etc as they have had minimal use but i got a set for another RBer who has used his more and he says they are good.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:05 pm 
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I went through the same dilemma for the ALAN and decided that modern amber wall tyres didn't look right so just stuck with black


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:19 pm 
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Robbie,

For balance - here is the same bike with a black tyre on it -

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:07 am 
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Schwalbe Lugano is another skinwall option, but they are quite heavy (320g), not really a lightweight racing tyre under 230g, more of a winter or training tyre.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:16 pm 
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Is there an amber wall clincher tyre on the market weighing 230g for a 700 x 20 or 700 x 23 then?

I use michelin pro race ivory and yellow walls, they dont look too modern but i'd prefer amber walls.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:37 pm 
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I wondered about the Michelin Lithion but couldn't work out if it was way too yellow on the sidewall.....

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