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Please choose a budget amber wall from these 3
Poll ended at Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:20 pm
Vittoria Rally Road 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Continental Giro Road 20%  20%  [ 1 ]
Schwalbe Lugano T-active K-gaurd 40%  40%  [ 2 ]
Challenge Elite Road 40%  40%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 5
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:20 pm 
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Advise please, is there much difference between these three amber wall tyres?
They are all in the £20-£30 price bracket with the Vittoria being the cheapest and the Schwalbe the dearest.
I want a tyre for a very occasional sunny day potter about on a classic 50’s Claud Butler sprint bike, so I don’t need to worry about extremes of use.
Any opinions anyone?


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Vittoria Rally can be found in 25mm with which is an advantages if the road is rough, but best overall quality is the Swalbe. There is to much inconsistency in the production of the Rally, I had several bad tyres. The Continental measures only 21mm actual width, and that's pretty narrow for best confort.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:33 pm 
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Get some with latex tubes (that rules contis out then :()

WD :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:01 pm 
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I dont see any advantage in Latex tubes its a hazzel to pump them every day, but neither of the above have latex tubes.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:23 pm 
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PerB wrote:
I dont see any advantage in Latex tubes its a hazzel to pump them every day, but neither of the above have latex tubes.

By the way, what is the benifit of latex? if it looses presure so quickly?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:24 pm 
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Rolls better.

BITD when the advantages of tubular was speed and feel, why compromise that with butyl ... ?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:43 pm 
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I see, so an important choice when competing, but perhaps not so much when I’m promenading my shiny?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:54 pm 
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Vittoria Rally tubs i had no luck with. The rear would either blow or develop a slow puncture after not many miles. Maybe i'm too heavy for them. Went through 3 in quick concession.
Now run the Conitinentals and much happier with them so far.

Another one to consider is Challenge Elite (formerly Vulcano). Nice amber wall and it is noticably smoother and more comfortable for me anyway. Cant seem to buy them in the UK so i order from r2-bike.com. Cheap as well.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:16 pm 
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My challenge tubs have latex - might help explain the nicer ride ?

WD :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:43 pm 
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OnTheUp wrote:
Vittoria Rally tubs i had no luck with. The rear would either blow or develop a slow puncture after not many miles. Maybe i'm too heavy for them. Went through 3 in quick concession.
Now run the Conitinentals and much happier with them so far.

Another one to consider is Challenge Elite (formerly Vulcano). Nice amber wall and it is noticably smoother and more comfortable for me anyway. Cant seem to buy them in the UK so i order from r2-bike.com. Cheap as well.


Ok so I've added the Challenge Elite to the mix, sorry you'll need to vote again (I didnt realise the poll would be re-set) :facepalm:


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