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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:10 pm 
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I looked at Challenge Criteriums and they ticked all the boxes except for one - the price !: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/challenge-crite ... ular-tyre/ ;-)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:30 am 
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My bike with Michelin Dynamic Classic 25-622. Conclusion: best value for money :!:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:05 am 
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Challenge Forte's are like £60 each! i can get 18" car tyres for less than that!

i thought i was daft for paying over £20 each for michelin pro race lol


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:12 am 
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Mitchelin Dymanic -

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/700x23-dynam ... 76246.html

£8.99 - not sure about postage costs though.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:19 am 
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Another vote for veloflex here, price in wiggle at the mo is OK(ish) > http://www.wiggle.co.uk/road-race-tyres/?ea=4294789473

Not cheap but they look spot on imho

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:03 am 
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Those look very "Tub-ish" John :)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:08 am 
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Thanks Shaun, they look spot on imho. Think mine are pave, not sure how they compare to masters. Good tyres, used to ride them on my main bike but they aren't super durable....


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:22 am 
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John wrote:
Thanks Shaun, they look spot on imho. Think mine are pave, not sure how they compare to masters. Good tyres, used to ride them on my main bike but they aren't super durable....



Pave got renamed master, you can't buy pave anymore unless they are old stock.

Corsa is the same as master but with black rather than amber sidewalls.

Must admit I'm going off amber sidewalls as they just get grubby.

I rode lejog on masters without a single puncture whilst those on gator skins were flat ting all the time.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:38 pm 
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Which tubes would go best for the above? Something light with a short presta valve.......my rims are Mavic MA40

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:18 pm 
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Veloflex Masters & Record open tubulars are a fantastic ride combined with latex tubes biggest draw back and bug bare is that they are a real swine to fit to the rim, not to be used daily as they are racing tyres. £30 each.

Challenge Forte 23mm open tubulars, ride lovely, feel a bit soft even at 120psi, ride like tubs with latex inner tubes fitted, fitted to rim easily, very hard wearing, side-walls stayed sticky for several weeks. £23 each.

Vredestein Ricorso 23mm handmade cotton tyres rare to find but can still be found!! good hard wearing training tyre that looks bob on to a Tub' £10 each.

Always like different tyres on my bikes so they all ride different and breaks the mould.

Veloflex Record open tubular.
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Challange Forte open tubulars.
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