Member20 September 2009 at 6:39 pm
Mikes Scott Speedster (S30) is equipped with Hutchinson Equinox 700X23mm tyres, similiar to the tyres fitted to my CR1 Team, and Vinces, and Graemes CR1.
As you probably know, myself, Graeme and Vince have all had problems with our rear tyres, in a relatively short space of time, and have all replaced both front and back tyres, as we don’t feel confident with the “Equinox”.
Today, Mike punctured, very different problem to “our” punctures, yet I don’t feel that it should really have happened as it did.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, what you recommend Mike changes to if he were to replace his tyres.
My vote goes for the Michelin Pro Race 3’s which I have just fitted to my CR1, and I believe, Vince and Graeme also purchased the same tyre as a replacement.
Member20 September 2009 at 6:53 pm
I’m another fan of Michelin ProRace tyres.
Not sure why but tyres are always much cheaper on the net than at the LBS. I got my last one from Merlin. They are doing 2 for £50 at the moment.
For a slightly cheaper alternative I would recommend the Michelin Kyrlion Carbon. A bit heavier than the ProRace but very hard wearing and great puncture resistance. I have these on my winter bike.
Member20 September 2009 at 7:00 pm
The same one I always suggest when this comes up. Continental GP4000s. About same weight as Pro Race which are great tyres but IMHO the Conti’s have much better grip. They are also pretty bomb proof when it comes to puctures. Apart from one problematic day (long story) I’ve had one pucture in three years riding them. I do one or two miles on them.
Avoid Schwalbe Ultremo
Member20 September 2009 at 7:04 pm
Schwalbe Ultremo…………. 😕 😕
Why the vote of no confidence Harry ❓
Member20 September 2009 at 7:11 pm
They had to recall them because of a problem and then the replacements thyey sent out had a fault. Now they are making some new ones (with a slightly different name) and once they do that they might get round to sending me the second set of replacements.
I bought a pair because they are really light and look very bling. Bad decision. Not cheap either
Member20 September 2009 at 10:28 pm
I can wholehartedly recommend the specialized mondo’s.
Having been tricked (Sort of) into doing the Durham big ride on my road bike I found half the course to be on a gravel track !!!!
I percevered fully expecting to quickly get a puncture however my tyres did me proud. I passed a number of people on both MTB’s and Road bikes repairing punctures which gives an idea of the surface.
The mondos also come in a wide range of colours so us poseur’s out there can get them to match our bikes / clothes.
Member21 September 2009 at 8:40 am
Avoid Schwalbe Ultremo
Cheers Harry – following your praise and strong recommendation of these tyres a few weeks back 😕 , I bought a pair.
I havent fitted them yet, but hopefully this won’t be a pair from a dodgy batch.
What exactly is wrong with yours Harry? I though you said they were Ultra fast, light, etc etc? Or do yours have this mentioned defect?
Member21 September 2009 at 1:42 pm
Greg, I’ll sort out the emal address of the guy you need to speak to at Schwalbe UK. You need to give him the numbers from the inside of the tyres and he’ll check they are OK. If they are not he’ll send you a replacement pair.
When I was extolling the virtues of them I didn’t know about the fault and was pissed of as I’d ridden them in the Northern Rock Cyclone and was about to go to the Alps with them.
Then I got the replacements and rode them in the Alps only torecently discover that some of the replacements were dodgy. I’m now sorted though and hopefullyD yours will be OK.
Do a google and you’ll find loads of info ultremo recall.
They are very good tyres and very light but if they burst at 50mph on an Alps downhill it’s gonna hurt. That’s what annoyed me. Doesn’t bear thinking about what could have happened
Member21 September 2009 at 1:46 pm
ok cheery Harry.
I have emailed the shop where I bought them from, but awaiting a reply.
In the meantime, that email address would be great, thanks.
Member21 September 2009 at 5:41 pm
Thanks Gunner, I’ll be investing in a pair of those this week with a bit of luck.
Member26 September 2009 at 5:39 pm
im gunna get a set of these, this week for the pinarello 😉
Member26 September 2009 at 6:28 pm
Are you going for the red ones John to match your bike.
Member28 September 2009 at 7:33 am
Fitted the tyres on Saturday so they would be ready for the Butterwick bike ride on Sunday. A very steady 22 miles for charity.
Member28 September 2009 at 8:38 am
Cheers Harry 🙂