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Choosing the right tyres

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:50 am
by kunalraiker
All, I recently got a used Giro 2 2011.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=59581

As you can see from the pictures, the tyres are a little worn.
Are there a smart red looking cheap but good performance tyres that I could replace with.

I usual do training rides for fitness not racing nor commuting to work.

Thank All.

Re: Choosing the right tyres

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:31 am
by Ozkaban
Vittoria Rubino Pros
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Edit: Nice bike BTW

Re: Choosing the right tyres

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:23 am
by kunalraiker
Ozkaban wrote:Vittoria Rubino Pros
Image

Edit: Nice bike BTW


Thanks, I will check the tyres you listed.

Re: Choosing the right tyres

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:12 pm
by dougalh
kunalraiker wrote:
Ozkaban wrote:Vittoria Rubino Pros
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Edit: Nice bike BTW


Thanks, I will check the tyres you listed.


Ha I just replied to your other post in the Bike gallery suggest Vittoria Rubino Pros too! but I've got slicks.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/vittoria-rubino ... cher-tyre/

Re: Choosing the right tyres

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:47 pm
by kunalraiker
That is 2 points for Vittoria Rubenos, definitely a buy then!

Re: Choosing the right tyres

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:55 pm
by kunalraiker
dougalh wrote:
kunalraiker wrote:
Ozkaban wrote:Vittoria Rubino Pros
Image

Edit: Nice bike BTW


Thanks, I will check the tyres you listed.


Ha I just replied to your other post in the Bike gallery suggest Vittoria Rubino Pros too! but I've got slicks.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/vittoria-rubino ... cher-tyre/



Would I need to change the tube or the kenda ones will be fine ?

Re: Choosing the right tyres

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:30 pm
by Ozkaban
kunalraiker wrote:
dougalh wrote:
kunalraiker wrote:[quote="Ozkaban"]Vittoria Rubino Pros
Image

Edit: Nice bike BTW


Thanks, I will check the tyres you listed.


Ha I just replied to your other post in the Bike gallery suggest Vittoria Rubino Pros too! but I've got slicks.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/vittoria-rubino ... cher-tyre/



Would I need to change the tube or the kenda ones will be fine ?[/quote]
Current tubes are fine. If you order the rubinos its worth chucking in a few tubes as they're cheaper online and it's handy having a few spares.

Re: Choosing the right tyres

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:39 am
by Rider123
I've had my Rubino Pros on for about 2 years now.
2 punctures in the first year and a half (~7000Km) and thinking that it was the best tyre in the world.
Another 2 punctures in the last month and thinking it's not as special as I once thought it out to be.

Having said that, my tyres are pretty worn (~10,000Km) so it may be time to replace the tyres.
I will probably go Rubino Pros again so yes +1 Rubinos, although I've heard good things about Gatorskins as well.

Re: Choosing the right tyres

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:36 pm
by kunalraiker
Rider123 wrote:I've had my Rubino Pros on for about 2 years now.
2 punctures in the first year and a half (~7000Km) and thinking that it was the best tyre in the world.
Another 2 punctures in the last month and thinking it's not as special as I once thought it out to be.

Having said that, my tyres are pretty worn (~10,000Km) so it may be time to replace the tyres.
I will probably go Rubino Pros again so yes +1 Rubinos, although I've heard good things about Gatorskins as well.


I currently have the kenda ones, any performance benefits with the rubeno pros ?

Re: Choosing the right tyres

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:03 am
by kunalraiker
kunalraiker wrote: I currently have the kenda ones, any performance benefits with the rubeno pros ?


No one?

Re: Choosing the right tyres

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:54 pm
by kunalraiker
All,

My rubeno pro III arrived today, seems like a task to replace.
I ended up puncturing 2 tubes, now need to buy new ones.
Does the type of tube really make any difference, should I just buy cheap ones from k-mart.

Re: Choosing the right tyres

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:03 pm
by kunalraiker
I replaced my tires today.
Rubeno Pro's III
The tires feel soft even after inflating them.The pump seems to deflate after a certain time, does it mean the tubes are faulty or the tires just to re-silent.

The pressure indicator is weird, the pointer is all over the place, how does one calculate the psi

Re: Choosing the right tyres

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:13 pm
by warthog1
kunalraiker wrote:I replaced my tires today.
Rubeno Pro's III
The tires feel soft even after inflating them.The pump seems to deflate after a certain time, does it mean the tubes are faulty or the tires just to re-silent.

The pressure indicator is weird, the pointer is all over the place, how does one calculate the psi


It sounds like you haven't undone the presta valve or have not pushed the pump onto the valve far enough.

Re: Choosing the right tyres

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:53 pm
by kunalraiker
warthog1 wrote:
kunalraiker wrote:I replaced my tires today.
Rubeno Pro's III
The tires feel soft even after inflating them.The pump seems to deflate after a certain time, does it mean the tubes are faulty or the tires just to re-silent.

The pressure indicator is weird, the pointer is all over the place, how does one calculate the psi


It sounds like you haven't undone the presta valve or have not pushed the pump onto the valve far enough.


Got it sorted, thanks.

Re: Choosing the right tyres

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:05 pm
by alan_k
You can consider Vredestein Tricomp Tyres too. It's still my favourite in the last 2-3 years.

Re: Choosing the right tyres

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:23 am
by __PG__
Michelin Kyrlion and Pro Race 4 Endurance come in red.

They'll wear faster than the Rubinos but will give you a better ride.