- New road tyre time
I’m after a new pair of tyres for my road bike to go on my “summer” wheels. As they are the best wheels I want something fast and light, puncture protection is not top of the list for this pair.
So far I have narrowed my choice down to:
Michelin pro 4 race service course
Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp Folding Tyre
Any particular reason I should go for one over the other? I’m inclined to go for the Veloflex due to the higher thread count and the pimp skin walls.
Oh, and please don’t suggest Conti GP4000s, tried them, didn’t like them at all.Posted 4 years agoglobaltiMember
Ribble Cycles had Pro4s at £22.53 last week. Buy them and then upload a screenshot of the invoice to the Michelin tyres website and you might win a second pair for free.
I tried a pair of Pro3 Light tyres recently and they were superb, even better with Conti’s lightweight butyl inners.Posted 4 years agodannybgoodeSubscriber
Veloflex are perhaps the absolute nicest rolling tyres I have ever had the pleasure to ride.
I have tried the 22 and 23’s and they both cut to shreds though.
Why didn’t you like the 4000s? I have the straight GP’s (still black chilli but no long number after the GP bit) in 24mm and I can’t see me riding anything else. Grippiest thing I’ve ever ridden.
Danny BPosted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
I’ve got Ultremo ZX’s and conti supersonic tubes. Nice and light, survived the first hundred miles with no problems. Like you they were bought for Sunday club runs and nice days so I can’t comment on longjevity yet (and don’t really care).
Got them cheep (~£22?) from germany.Posted 4 years agopebblebeachMember
The Vittoria Open Corsa are very nice – I rode the Maratona with them and they were very fast and trippy. However, I’ve found them ‘interesting’ in wet conditions and sketchy in cold, damp weather.
Far out dude.
But yes I agree they’re not the best in the wet but once you know their limits they’re okay.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks for the advice all, I had a fear that the Veloflex would be very good but fragile. I’ll have a look at the Vittoria’s as well.
I used to like Ultremo’s but 3 pairs splitting on me (all replaced under warranty in fairness) have put me off them completely even though I loved how they rode. The GP4000s just didn’t work for me. They felt vague and I had no confidence in them at all, a shame as everyone else seems to really like them. The pair I had are now on my dads bike, who, like everyone bar me, loves them.Posted 4 years ago
The topic ‘New road tyre time’ is closed to new replies.