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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:37 pm
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Was considering some ultra gatorskins for my build, but they seem to have a bad rep for not being as puncture resistant as they make out. On top of that, I have ultra sports on my current bike, and would like more cornering grip. As far as I can tell the cheapo ultra sports and the gatorskins have very similar tread.

Was considering Schwalbe Durano - can anyone vouch for these, or suggest something else?

Cheers

Alex


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:02 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:11 pm
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Location: wellingborough
just fitted a pr of duranos but bike not finished yet so cant comment any further


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:02 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
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Location: New Forest, UK
I can't fault my Gatorskins or Conti GP 4 Seasons. There appears to have been a quality wobble a few years ago with some bad batches though.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:42 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:23 pm
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Conti 4 Seasons have been serving me quite well in the 28mm labelled version, never a flat. Used Duranos before, can't fault them either, only a single flat ever I think, next to Lake Como, so at least I got to fix it with a view. Would recommend 25mm versions or bigger of either, so you can lower the pressure a bit, and get a nicer ride.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:12 pm 
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Location: Sheppey, Kent
Customers like Schwable Durano so much so I was going to fit them to my own bike.
Vittoria Rubino/ Zaffiro Pro Tech also went down very well


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:30 pm 
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Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:59 pm
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Location: Chez Vegas, Derbyshire
Ran Rubino Pro tech's last winter to save a little weight (was running Gator Skins). I've not had a puncture on them yet.

I've got Open Corsa Pave's on my summer bike which are meant to have a good level of puncture resistance - which is lucky because they are a pig to get on my rims !


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:54 pm 
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Michelin pro 4 endurance are a nice training tyre


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:23 am 
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Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:28 am
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Location: Fife
I was sold a pair of Continental Super Sport last year, which claimed to have a puncture resisting belt. They were such a nightmare to fit that I got a puncture putting them on. That was galling, but not as galling as when the puncture resisting belt failed to resist a thorn after not very many miles. That was when I discovered the fight to get these tyres on the rim was not great for freshly applied patches. I was similarly delighted* to find that the sidewall had started to perish already.

It's the last time I'll be fitting any kind of Continental tyre to bike or car.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:36 pm 
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Veloflex Masters


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:33 pm 
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Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:19 am
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Location: Sheffield, top city
had my 28mm gatorskins on my winterbike for 3 yrs no probs (except for fitting the first time -theyre bloody tight buggers)

now use them on all my bikes and just come back from the Alps with them (23mm) on my carbon bling and had no problems cornering full on.


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