- Road newbie tyre advice please.
I know the ins and outs of knobbly tyres but having got bored of the mud wearing away the components on my real bike I’ve decided to use my BiL’s road bike for some extra fitness but it could do with two new tyres.
Can you recommend a pair of decent all rounder tyres, preferably ones that don’t break the bank, as It’s hopefully not going to be used that often.
Thanks.Posted 5 years agosputnikMember
Mate , get over to the Merlin website. Two Conti Black Chilli GP tyres for £36 delivered.
Wont find better value for money.
When you buy 2 there is a further reduction on the listed price as well as 5% discount at checkout.Posted 5 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
I quite like Schwalbe Blizzards, they’re about £11-£13 each from somewhere like on-one. They’re not puncture proof, but there does seem to be enough material to stop all but really stubbourn thorns/glass.
This time of year I’d be getting soemthing heavier and as higher volume as will fit for comfort and puncture resistance as the road surfaces are horrible. Even really racey bikes will take 25mm tyres (which doesn’t sound like much, but it’s almost 20% more volume than the standard 23mm).
And get some mudguards, SKS raceblades fit most bikes, or chromoplastics if they’ll fit and it has eyelets. You’ll be supprised how often you want to ride, but it’s just rained so if you go out the roads are wet and therefore so are your shoes and arse, mudguards mean you can go out in anything except actual rain and be dry.Posted 5 years agofubarMember
Two Conti Black Chilli GP tyres for £36 delivered.
Could be coincidence but I just put one on at the weekend and suffered my first road puncture in 4 or 5 years. Could be coincidence but it’s coming straight off (I’ve now bought a conti GP 4 season variant for extra protection).Posted 5 years ago
Vittoria Rubino Pro (25c) I had on previously never failed – a few small cuts but never caused an issue or got any worse. Usually pretty good value too.buck53Subscriber
AndyF1 – Member
They’re absolutely bulletproof and wear really well (I’m heavy too) had mine on for getting on for 18 months now and have done c.12 miles commute 5 times a week, each week, c2c and training/leisure rides.
Effing hard to get on, mind.Posted 5 years agorocketMember
I like vittoria rubinos as a cheap tyre – you can pick them up for about £11 an end. Used them for a while and currently have the 25mm on my winter bike – not great when things are greasy, but perfectly fine all other times. The pros are lighter and a bit pricier.
THe conti GPs loo good value for a ‘good’ tyre. Guessing the puncture above was bad luck and time of year rather than bad tyres.Posted 5 years agonapesneedleMember
Gatorskins every time for the road commute!Posted 5 years ago
However no longer stuck on the road, just got me a Paul Milnes Columbus Cross Bike Ultegra group set, carbon stays, carbon forks, rides cross country better than a hard tail, 2010 model but like brand spanking new and all for £550 thank you Ebay. Why the change? got sick of arrogant, drivers trying to kill me, its back to linking tracks and canal paths for me to get to work much more sporting!The Sanity AssassinSubscriber
If you can find the Durano Plus in the ‘London Promotion’ limited edition, then get a pair. They’re wire bead for the first time (usually folders), are bulletproof, and way cheaper than usual due to the bead. I’m sure Charlie the Mong will do you a pair (700 x 23c) if you ring him cos he knows we’ve got them in stock at his favourite Huddersfield-based distributor.Posted 5 years agobuck53Subscriber
Well the folding ones have been fine on any wheel I’ve owned.
Mine are beaded, which probably explains the difference. Thought I was being a n00b until I watched a shop mechanic struggle with one of those foot long tyre levers, felt better about doing it with plastic Decathlon levers then!Posted 5 years ago
The topic ‘Road newbie tyre advice please.’ is closed to new replies.