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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:24 pm 
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Looks like the tyre on the bike I use for riding to town / shops / pub and ferrying the kids about needs some new boots. Mostly the bike is used on road, it will however have the odd trip along the towpath and offroad. And no chance of changing tyres.

Thinking something like the Michelin Country Rock > http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=8547 but am open to ideas / suggestions.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:25 pm 
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Although the Conto Double Fighter looks ok too > http://www.wiggle.co.uk/continental-dou ... bike-tyre/


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:14 pm 
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Conti Travel Contacts are good. I use them for commuting and they are faster, much longer lasting and have better puncture protection than Double Fighters. They come with free tubes too.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:17 pm 
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JamesM wrote:
Conti Travel Contacts are good. I use them for commuting and they are faster, much longer lasting and have better puncture protection than Double Fighters. They come with free tubes too.


The 1.75s > http://www.wiggle.co.uk/continental-tra ... -mtb-tyre/ ?

Bit more than I'd wanted to spend tbh. Did you run the double fighter's beforehand?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:29 pm 
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1.75 yes. Doube Fighters yes, and they lasted a year. The travel contacts lasted more than twice that and when I replaced them (with new travel contacts) I found that they weren't that worn and so later put them on my winter hack, infact I'll be riding home on that first set today. They are years old now with god know how many miles on them, they have cuts from glass etc. but they are still going. I've only ever had one puncture on a travel contact and that was from a nail that would have made short work of a tractor tyre. I sent that tyre back as it was less than a year old and they gave me a new one (some guarantee thing they do or did). Don't forget to factor in the free tubes when pricing them up. They will be presta valve tubes.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:40 pm 
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My errands/child seat/trailer-towing bike has 1.5in Geax Roadsters, which are dirt cheap and tough. No tread to speak of, but fine on towpath/packed gravel tracks and the like.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:43 pm 
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Hi John, Big fan of Continental tyres here ,nothing but good experiences...
Just found these,a good saving over Wiggle.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Continental-T ... 33790f59de
Mark.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:57 pm 
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Contis seem to be my starting benchmark for wide road tyres at least.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:02 pm 
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Decisions, decisions. Can get a pair of double fighters for £24 posted from here > http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JMJ-Bargain-o ... 416ca2d569


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:50 pm 
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Location: Riding my Woodsie.
I have the Country Rocks on my ss Stumpy.
Great tyres I reckon. Roll nicely but have surprising grip off the tarmac. the price is obviously a bonus too. :lol:

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