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 Post subject: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:57 pm 
Retro Guru

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What are your favourite tyres and why?

I like:

Panaracer Fire XC
Onza Rail


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 Post subject: Re: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:33 pm 
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You didn't say why ... :lol:

WD :D


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 Post subject: Re: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:34 pm 
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Round one's co they roll much much better than square ones, well someone was gonna say it.


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 Post subject: Re: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:52 pm 
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Continental Travelcontact - absolutely EPIC tyres for anything but proper off-roading. Low rolling resistance, practically puncture proof and perfect for road training, country lanes and tow paths - I even road the evil rocky path down from the two radio transmitters on top of the moors east of Rochdale on them last weekend.

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Really cannot praise them enough :D .


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 Post subject: Re: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:32 pm 
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Michelin Green Wildgrippers, plenty of different types to choose from and the just look cool and different.


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 Post subject: Re: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:49 pm 
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Geax Gato 1.9 & Gato mud 1.7 big large knobs giving plenty grip. also i can buy from halfords.


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 Post subject: Re: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:58 pm 
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus for my "shopping" bike, heavy, put virtually puncture proof, I haven't had one in about 1,000 miles so far, which means I don't have to bother carrying a spare tube or puncture repair kit when I pop into town.

I have Schwalbe Sammy Slicks and Schwalbe Hurricanes on my other bikes which are a similar semi slick design to the Continental Travel Contacts, which are good for most of my routes which include a fair amount of tarmac, they both seem quite puncture resistant too.


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 Post subject: Re: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:01 pm 
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Continental Traffic

Good value
Modestly prices
Knobbly looks with very good rolling

8)


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 Post subject: Re: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:27 pm 
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WTB Velocaraptors, good grippy tyres in virtually all situations, been around since BITD and still available, a classic front and rear specific combo :D


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 Post subject: Re: you favourite tyres
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:57 pm 
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widowmaker wrote:
Continental Traffic

Good value
Modestly prices
Knobbly looks with very good rolling

8)


agree. i used them for riding to work on.


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