What 700c road tyre?
Gatorskins, horrible. I’ve never worked out why roadies choose to fit less grippy tyres when the roads are wet. I’d recommend Conti’s Black Chilli compound road tyres simply because the level of grip is ace, wet and dry and the stuff lasts well too. I use GP4000S all year round, but where I am – Peak District – there tends not to be sharp flinty things on the road. If you live somewhere infested by thorns or sharp rocky shards then you may want something with some added protection in the carcass.Posted 4 years agotonydMember
I’ve been riding on Gatorskins for some time now and don’t understand the lack of grip comments. Maybe I’m doing something wrong, but I ride all weathers on 23mm Gators at about 100psi and have never had any grip issues other than the usual (wet manhole covers etc).
I might try GP4000S next just to see what the fuss is about.Posted 4 years agojohnnersMember
Never had a problem with grip on Gatorskins either, but don’t find them any more puncture-resistant than anything else either. I use Conti Ultra Sports, bit heavy but cheap and work fine for me. You’ll find some pretty mixed reviews on them though.
If you want a grip-free tyre, try Michelin Speediums (if you can still get them. Terrifying. Mind you, I should have known there’d be a catch with a £7.99 folder.Posted 4 years agoheavymanMember
I have Schwalbe Ultremo’s on my bike thought they were great until I was flying down a hill and hit a square-ish stone giving me snakebites on each wheel, so much for the extra protection they claim, one of the tyres had a hole and had to be replaced. Lbs replaced with Lugano and it seems ok for now.Posted 4 years ago
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