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  • jimc101
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    Conti Grand Prix 4 Seasons are nice, but expensive and not everlasting, wore a rear to the threads in just under a year. no punctures till the threads went though, used Gatorskins a few years ago, found then to be OK, but nothing special, and plenty of punctures.

    Currently using Michelin Lithion 2’s mainly because they were free when I got a pair of Pro4’s, although haven’t put nearly enough distance on them to know what they are really like.

    Used Stelvios in the past with no issues, the name seems to have been changed / replaced by Durano now.

    umop3pisdn
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    Maxxis refuse

    boblo
    Member

    Ultremo’s for summer
    Ultremo’s for winter
    Aaaah Ultremo’s….. 🙂

    fasthaggis
    Member

    Are Gatorskins the obvious choice here?

    Some people love them,but I would never use them again.

    I use the these now .

    damitamit
    Member

    GP 4Seasons from bikediscount.de

    FuzzyWuzzy
    Member

    I vary between Ultremos and GP4Seasons for winter tyres, Ultremos slightly grippier but not much in it, the Ultremos cut up a bit more though.

    Premier Icon SimonR
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    Another vote for GP 4-season.

    Definitely buy these again although might be tempted to for for 25c rather than the 23c next time.

    Think I got mine on a multi-buy from pro-bike kit. They seemed expensive but only an extra £10 per tyre relative to a ‘cheap’ tyre …. not much spread out over a year’s use.

    will
    Member

    Ive used Vittoria Zaffiro tyes last year and they were good, not “that” heavy and rather cheap: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=31769

    Or for £6 these look ok?
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=86975

    Premier Icon Mr Agreeable
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    Used Stelvios in the past with no issues, the name seems to have been changed / replaced by Durano now.

    Duranos are aptly named, I’ve worn a set out in around 6 months this year. Had much better life out of Gatorskins, although as other people have said, there are more puncture-proof tyres out there.

    2tyred
    Member

    Well, I can’t be bothered doing any actual work today.

    Finally wore through a Schwalbe Stelvio last weekend that I’d had for ages and ages. Looking for something to use on my good training wheels over the winter (for training, not commuting) that falls somewhere between the lightness of a Pro Race 3 and the puncture resistance of a Marathon plus.

    For really nasty days I use the bombproof wheels with Marathon plus, as I can’t be doing with punctures in bad weather, but want something lighter on the lighter wheels that are a bit tougher than a regular tyre.

    Are Gatorskins the obvious choice here? What else is to be recommended, 23mm width? I’ve always got on well with the Stelvios but wonder what else is out there and not too pricey?

    cheers!

    CraigW
    Member

    Or Durano Plus if you want something a bit more puncture proof?

    Lord Jingles
    Member

    I’ve used the 4 seasons and the Gator Hardshells and find both not grippy at all. punctured the 4 seasons 4 times in a 1000km. Have been using GP 4000S tyres now and have had 1 puncture in 7500km. very grippy too.

    Lord Jingles
    Member

    BTW, Ultremo DD ‘s are rubbish IMO .

    GP4000s all year round.

    Premier Icon Nobby
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    I’ve been very impressed with Vittoria Rubino Pro III’s in all weathers. Some good deals on ’em at the moment too.

    bob_summers
    Member

    Currently using Michelin Lithion 2’s mainly because they were free when I got a pair of Pro4’s, although haven’t put nearly enough distance on them to know what they are really like.

    Tried these last winter (Lithions*), in the wet they were like riding on a skid pan. Horrific.

    I tend to use up the half worn Veloflex and Open Corsas left over from summer first, then a pair of Rubino pros will see me until the season starts.

    * next model up (Krylion?) supposed to be good though.

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