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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:01 pm 
retrobike rider
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I have a set of the above tyres fitted to my Orange R8, which have done only a handfull of rides, after a loop of the old railway around Rosedale Abbey on the NY moors last week I noticed I have lost around 10 of the edge knobles from the rear tyre which seems a pretty poor performance from a tyre costing upwards of £40, I've never experienced this before in 20 odd years of mountain biking with lots of different tyre brands, I did the same loop on the N.Yorks national on a proflex fitted with some re-issue tan wall smoke/dart with no issues, what do you think??? Faulty tyre or to be expected as they are a pretty lightweight tyre!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:41 pm 
BoTM Winner
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They are a very very light tire, made for racing. Have you locked the brakes at all? It doesn't take much to rip these apart.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:46 pm 
retrobike rider
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I think I'm a fairly steady away/gentle rider but I did have a few tyre/rock interface moments so maybe that's what did it, anyway slung a new pair of 1.8 charge splashbacks on for now, cheap as chips, fairly light and don't look to bad either, can't do any worse than the 3 rides the continentals lasted, can they????


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