mikesbytes wrote: I spun the rear again in the wet
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gretaboy wrote:I am thinking of going to Schwalbe Durano Plus...has anyone got good reviews of this tyre?
gretaboy wrote:Drubie....what are you using now?
I am riding the new england highway and the roads plus crap from trucks are causing me issues with my gatorskins
I am thinking of going to Schwalbe Durano Plus...has anyone got good reviews of this tyre?
drubie wrote:I'm riding Vittoria tyres ( Rubino Pro and the Diamante Pro) - they have some wear issues on chip sealed roads but puncture wise they've been excellent. I prefer the Diamante slightly but I can see already that they won't last as long as the Rubino Pro.
Nobody wrote:It's just experience. To put it simply it is a matter of listening and feel. As stange as it may sound/read, you can hear a tyre under stress. It "hisses" more (on a dry road). You also get a feel for the little movements that happen near the limit. If you learn to recognize these, you are far less likely to have a big lose. This applies to both MTB and road. Best learnt on a MTB though.master6 wrote:mikesbytes wrote:I disagree that they grip fine. They grip OK in the dry, but in the wet the give way suddenly and don't stop sliding
Those who claim to be able to judge the sideway grip difference between two tyres, while astride a bike, amaze me.
mikesbytes wrote: Couldn't find the cause of the flat
Wal42 wrote:I'm running kevlar bead Gatorskins at present, they're not that old (800kms), I run 105psi F & 120psi R, they feel like they're squirming all over the joint yet rode a reasonable distance this afternoon in the rain & they were fine.
What is so terrible about them? I want to know what I'm supposed to be looking for? Do they deteriorate in a big hurry, if so after roughly how many kms?
master6 wrote: I notice several people racing on them at the local vets club.
drubie wrote:master6 wrote: I notice several people racing on them at the local vets club.
Me too - usually spotted standing on the side of the road with a mobile phone in their hand
Xplora wrote:I've had some troubles with my Ultra Gatorskins (the 2x2 deal from wggle). Had a pinch flat after going through an enormous pothole, had a random flat about a month ago in the front, but this could have been the tubes as well. I haven't been "feeling it" with the Continental tubes at all. Plus it seems that the valve centre is almost guaranteed to bend?!?! I can't help but feel like I've copped new old stock. Good deal, but how good a deal do you want? I want my tyres to stay up, much more than stay cheap. Heck, I'd rather spend 100 bucks on a tube that didn't flat
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