- Which road tyre for club runs and sportives?
Schealbe Durano S. Commuted, sportived, raced and ridden track at Herne Hill on mine. Not cut up too badly and much better than continental in the rain.
Also have the Giant P-SLR tyres, which are very good too. No cuts in about 1000 miles. Last set is the Mavic tyres. Narrow for a 23 but seem hard wearing, and again good in the wet.
For do it all, I’d go with the Duranos. Pick a nice colour.Posted 4 years agoflap_jackSubscriber
Did a charity ride to Rome couple of years ago. 12 of us.
About half used Gator Skins, none of whom had punctures. Everyone else did. Lots.
However, my rear tyre was completely worn out after the 1250 miles and I’m not impressed by the grip. So it depends on what you value.Posted 4 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
Another vote for the Schwalbe Durano. Very good, quite light.
The Ultremo XZ are full on racing tyres – even out on the smooth roads of Spain mine came back with a few nicks in them, by the end of a year on British road they were totally shagged!
I’m also getting very good mileage from my Specialized Roubaix Pro tyres. Did LEJOG on them last year and they’re still going strong now, not a single puncture.Posted 4 years agomrmoMember
got a set of Pro4 SC’s and they are very nice tyres, BUT, i am averaging around 180miles a week at the moment and after a month the back is showing wear, not a huge amount, but a definite flattening in the centre. Would i buy more, yes, would i run them in the winter? not a chance. Nice ride in the summer tyres.Posted 4 years agomoomanMember
Not tried the GP400s. But seen and heard of plenty side walls blowing on them to avoid them.Posted 4 years ago
My tyre of choice is the Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp.
Good grip, great puncture resistance. On the one occasion I did puncture – the tyre held its shape long enough to brake safely. Have had other tyres that when punctured go straight onto the rim.mboySubscriber
Put 1000 or so miles in on a set of 25c folding Durano’s now, and they’re superb tyres. Not a single puncture, reasonably light, grippy in all conditions and quick enough. Everybody I know that runs Gatorskins loves how puncture proof they are, but not the ride or the lack of grip…
If you like the Ultremo ZX’s, but want something a touch more durable, there’s also the Durano S. Essentially the Durano casing with a slick tread like the Ultremo, only about 30g heavier and noticably longer lasting and more puncture proof.Posted 4 years ago
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