- Best road tyre?
I was on continental GPS 4000s previously but LBS only had michellen pro4s…bloody tight on the rim and lost 3 tubes pinching them against the side wall.
I have swapped the rear but still have the front to do but thinking of buying another cont 4000 rather than pro4s
Also all these tyres are not exactly cheap! £40!
I have raptor skis on my other bikePosted 4 years agolungeSubscriber
I always think I am the lone GP4000s hater on STW. Horrible tyres IMO, I had no confidence in tem and thought they cut up easily as well. Right now I have Schwalbe Blizzards on my winter wheels (cheap, ok grip but very hard wearing) and Challenge Forte’s on my summer wheels (fast, grippy but a little delicate). I’d recommend either, both very good tyres in their own way.Posted 4 years agolungeSubscriber
Brakes, horrible in that I felt they lacked grip both under braking and when accelerating in both wet and dry. They also felt a bit dead and didn’t give much feedback from the road. I tried them from 90 – 130 PSI and just couldn’t get them right. They’re now on my dads bike, he loves them unsuprisingly.Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Ultremo’s in summer, blizzards in winter.
Blizzards are 25mm, ultremos 23mm, but shimano/stans rims respectively mean they come up about the same size (i.e. about what a 25mm tyere should be).
I’ve had GP4000’s twice, they’re average. They don’t feel as nice as the ultremos, and cut up worse than the blizzards and cost about as much as a pair of both together (ultremos cost me £40, blizzards £15, GP400 £55)!Posted 4 years ago
horrible in that I felt they lacked grip both under braking and when accelerating in both wet and dry. They also felt a bit dead and didn’t give much feedback from the road.
fair enough. you really need faith in tyres to ride well on them, (regardless of opinion) and if you don’t have that, use something else.Posted 4 years ago
The Pro4s I have are the folding endurance type…I bought them from a LBS so may expalin the hefty price tag of £40 each or £80 per pair!
I have them now so will use them and I must admitt rifing to work today they felt Ok in the wet. I had one puncture thus far but this maybe because I used an old tube as I ran out of tubes when fitting them originalyl and had to steal a tube from my single speed!
Previously I had no complaints regarding GPS 4000s but just could not source them from the 3 LBS I rang the afternoon befoe the sportive once i discovered the rear tyre was pretty much shreaded…Posted 4 years agobigGMember
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The Pro4s I have are the folding endurance type…I bought them from a LBS so may explain the hefty price tag of £40 each or £80 per pair!
Paid about 50% of that for a pair of 25c folding pro4 endurance from an online retailer. If you’re paying £80 you’ve been had.Posted 4 years ago
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