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  • nichol4s

    Member
    22 May 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Sorry for bombarding this section with questions but here goes another as I’m new to road riding looking to upgrade for something that’s has a little resistance to punctures

    I currently have conti ultra sports 23’s and read mixed reviews looking around £20 each

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    22 May 2014 at 7:52 pm

    TBH, Contis are good tyres and for £20 each, you’d be very lucky to find better than Ultra Sport.

    FWIW, I use GP4000S at about £30 each on summer bike and Gatorskin folders on the winter bike at a bit more.

    Shop around a bit, read a few reviews and go with your preference – there are dozens of good tyres out there, each with their own characteristics.

  • nichol4s

    Member
    22 May 2014 at 7:57 pm

    TBH, Contis are good tyres and for £20 each, you’d be very lucky to find better than Ultra Sport.

    FWIW, I use GP4000S at about £30 each on summer bike and Gatorskin folders on the winter bike at a bit more.

    Shop around a bit, read a few reviews and go with your preference – there are dozens of good tyres out there, each with their own characteristics.

    Thanks Steve, I’ll keep looking and how I get on with the US

  • simonrobinson415

    Member
    22 May 2014 at 8:03 pm

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/continental-gatorskin-road-wire-bead-tyre/

    Or gps4000 if you can afford the extra great tyre

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    22 May 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Good spot by Simon! I rate Gatorskins as pretty high on the puncture-resistance scale and even though they’re wire bead, that’s a very good price.

    Nic, all Contis have great grip in wet and dry and this is from having a relatively soft compound. The down side is that although the puncture protection band is good, the softness of the rubber means that you should periodically flick out and flints or shards with a pin to prevent them slowly working their way through.

  • nichol4s

    Member
    22 May 2014 at 8:19 pm
  • simonrobinson415

    Member
    23 May 2014 at 5:54 am

    That’s the ones

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