Cheap road tyres?
I’ve got a Triban 3 and I’m doing a bit of bimbling around. I understand there are pretty good speed gains to be had from upgrading the wheels and tyres. Has anyone got any suggestions for cheap, quick tyres?
I’ll leave the wheel upgrade for when I’ve got some spare moolah / break the ones I’ve got!Posted 3 years agomboySubscriber
Schwalbe Durano’s are my go to tyre. Puncture protection on a par with Gatorskins, but they actually grip rather than the super slippy gators!
Hard to argue with the silly price deals on Michelin Pro4’s everywhere now though, especially if you can pick up a pair of the 25c Endurance models cheap. Some places selling for up to 60% discount!Posted 3 years agoSuperficialMember
I bought some of the discounted pro4s for my ride – they seem nice. Significantly lighter/ gripper than the stock tyre on my Giant Defy and no punctures yet. Gator skins are fine on a commuter but personally I wouldn’t use them on a leisure bike. They’re heavy, dull-feeling and don’t have lots of grip. But they do seen to stop punctures.Posted 3 years agoglobaltiMember
Not sure about Triban 3 but with Triban 2 a deeper profile tyre made it very awkward to get the back wheel out as the tyre came up against the chainstay bridge and prevented you from getting the QR past the derailleur hanger. This would be especially awkward with a “comfort” tyre like a Specialized Roubaix. Worth bearing in mind?
Whatever, I would recommend Michelin Pro 3 or Pro 4 as good all-round tyres, you can find them for £22 each if you search around.Posted 3 years ago
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