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  • Michelin Pro Race 4?

    clubber
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    I’ve always found Michelins Pro Race tyres good but this is almost like asking what the best beer is. No one ever agrees 🙂

    amplebrew
    Member

    No personal experience, but my work partner swears by Ultremo ZX tyres.

    BenjiM
    Member

    Ultremo ZX are very quick IME

    asterix
    Member

    there’s just so much choice and no-one can try them all.

    I’m trying to lose a few grams (current 4 Seasons are 225g) so looking at:

    Michelin Pro Race 4s
    Vittoria Diamante Pro Light
    Swalbe Ultremo ZLX

    any views would be v welcome, cheers

    phil.w
    Member

    Ultremo’s are amazing but I won’t use my ZX’s except for racing. I switched to Ultremo DD’s as they are more puncture resistant for only a little performance drop.

    If you’re not doing high mileage in them or really want the few grams weight saving then the ZX’s are great.

    Shibboleth
    Member

    I’m riding Ultremo ZX and think they’re lovely. Only done about 1000 miles on them including a week in Majorca but they grip beautifully, and aren’t showing any signs of nicks or splits.

    Premier Icon lunge
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    If you value speed over puncture resistance the open tubular tyres are bloody great. I have some Challenge Forte’s and some Veloflex Masters that are awesome, very fast, supple and light. Not overly hardwaring though. Ultremo’s are good as well but my last 2 pairs have split and had to be sent back for a warranty claim.

    asterix
    Member

    looking for a light, fast summer tyre

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    I can only second lunge – check the Veloflex range out – simply to most gorgeous (if a little fragile) tyre I have ever ridden.

    Records more robust than masters and Pave (or Black same tyre) more robust again but slightly heavier

    Really very very lovely…

    Cheers

    Danny B

    The Beard
    Member

    Conti GP4000s black chilli, awesome tyres. Wear well too.

    crikey
    Member

    Conti 4000s for general mucking about, but Vredestein Fortezza Tricomps for serious stuff; they don’t last as long but grip in the wet too.

    plop_pants
    Member

    I’ve used Pro race 4s and 3s. The 4s’ sidewalls are thin and are not as
    robust as the 3s. For that reason and the fact they are cheaper I still use 3s. No noticeable difference (to me) in performance.

    Premier Icon ransos
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    I have Pro Race 3s. Good tyres but seem a bit vulnerable to cuts from flints, glass etc.

    asterix
    Member

    thanks everyone. I am a cheapskate too so in the end I went for a pair of ProRace 3 Lights reduced to £16.28 each

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