cont. ultra sport

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cont. ultra sport

Postby slowflow » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:46 pm

commuting on these tyres, they seem to be prone to punctures. Averaging a flat every second week.
Is there anything tougher around that is not a huge increase in rolling resistance.
700*23 currently but can use 25mm.
Thanks in advance.
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by BNA » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:03 pm


Re: cont. ultra sport

Postby rearviewmirror » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:03 pm

Conti Gator Skinz... best commuting tire going.
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Re: cont. ultra sport

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:31 pm

Ultras on spesh at T7 ATM. I was gonna ask about them as new boots for the 'Dale....WAS!

+1 for the Gators, luvvem.

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Re: cont. ultra sport

Postby gavinr » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:55 am

slowflow wrote:Is there anything tougher around that is not a huge increase in rolling resistance.

There's an extensive discussion on commuting tyres here.
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Re: cont. ultra sport

Postby atnan » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:05 pm

I had the same experience with Ultra flats every few weeks. Switched to Gatorskins & haven't had a problem since.
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Re: cont. ultra sport

Postby Aushiker » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:57 pm


I quite happy commute on Continental GP4000 tyres in various guises. My experience with tyres are summarised here. I have also had a pretty reasonable run out of Vittoria Zaffiros.

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