Recommend me a road training tyre please.

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  • oldgit
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    Rubino Pro 3, cheap chearfull light’ish and tough

    nammynake
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    Continental GP4000s.

    michaelmcc
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    I thought the GP4000 was a race tyre?

    nammynake
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    Plenty of people may use them for racing but they are very robust, pretty light, grippy and roll well. Check out the many reviews online…

    umop3pisdn
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    Conti 4 seasons on the rear, gp4000s on the front, both 25c. Best of both worlds.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    I agree with your original comments; I’ve found armadillos and refuse to be very flint-proof. Currently got an ultremo DD on that’s not as shit as I expected

    Armadillos, utterly indestructible IME though people say they have no grip in the wet

    michaelmcc
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    In the past I’ve been happy with the Specialized Armadillo and the Maxxis Refuse, I was very disappointed with the Michelin 4 Endurance. Not sure what to go for next, might get the Maxxis again but suggestions welcome!

    oldgit
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    Rubino Pro 3, cheap chearfull light’ish and tough

    £17.60 any colour you like

    TiRed
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    Schwalbe Durano S. Commuted on mine all winter and ridden club runs; light, fast, good in the wet and not too expensive. Available in colours other than black, if that’s your thing (mine are silver).

    hounslow
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    Maxxis Refuse, used them for commuting all last year.

    eyerideit
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    Lithion 2’s for me cheap and light, £15 each. I commute on them as well and they’re good in all weathers.

    michaelmcc
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    What do people think of the conti gator skin?

    mrmo
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    currently using a conti ultrasport? horrible, no grip roll badly, but they were cheap and have done 3000miles and only just starting to show some wear on the back.

    plus one
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    Another GP 4000s vote… super grippy/robust cracking all rounders.. I’ve had too many close calls and offs on cheap or coloured cheap tyres 🙁

    oldgit
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    What do people think of the conti gator skin?

    I have those on my winter hack. Tough as old boots, but have very poor grip, but as heavy winter rides are shorter and slower I don’t mind.
    I have the Rubinos on my training bike, they seem better than just a compromise and I have no issues on club runs with full on race bikes.
    I also keep a pair of them in 25c which are going on in a weeks time for the French cobbles, then again when I race the Omloop Van Der Drie Dorpen road race.
    However any tire with a good reputation will be a good tyre.

    Edit Rubinos do come up wide.

    Lithion 2 all day every day.

    Apart from today where I’ve been using pro 4 endurance. :mrgreen:

    michaelmcc
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    “Apart from today where I’ve been using pro 4 endurance.”

    Wouldn’t be fan of those at all myself, the pair I have have punctured more than any other “training” tyre Ive had.

    jonk
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    vredestein tricomp for me £22 at my LBS nothing better for the money and grippy as hell!

    mickolas
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    +1 for rubino pro 3. used them in 23 and 25. I prefer the 25 for comfort with very little speed sacrifice on smooth. in fact they are faster on broken tarmac (which is about all I seem to find). not the fastest or grippiest but reasonable and with excellent puncture resistance.

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