Choosing the right tyres

kunalraiker
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Choosing the right tyres

Postby kunalraiker » Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:50 am

All, I recently got a used Giro 2 2011.

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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.

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Re: Choosing the right tyres

Postby Ozkaban » Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:31 am

Vittoria Rubino Pros
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Edit: Nice bike BTW

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Re: Choosing the right tyres

Postby kunalraiker » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:23 am

Ozkaban wrote:Vittoria Rubino Pros
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Edit: Nice bike BTW


Thanks, I will check the tyres you listed.

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Re: Choosing the right tyres

Postby dougalh » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:12 pm

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/

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Re: Choosing the right tyres

Postby kunalraiker » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:47 pm

That is 2 points for Vittoria Rubenos, definitely a buy then!

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Re: Choosing the right tyres

Postby kunalraiker » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:55 pm

dougalh wrote:
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/



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

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Re: Choosing the right tyres

Postby Ozkaban » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:30 pm

kunalraiker wrote:
dougalh wrote:
kunalraiker wrote:[quote="Ozkaban"]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/



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.

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Re: Choosing the right tyres

Postby Rider123 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:39 am

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.
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Re: Choosing the right tyres

Postby kunalraiker » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:36 pm

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 ?

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Re: Choosing the right tyres

Postby kunalraiker » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:03 am

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


No one?

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Re: Choosing the right tyres

Postby kunalraiker » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:54 pm

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.

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Re: Choosing the right tyres

Postby kunalraiker » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:03 pm

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

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Re: Choosing the right tyres

Postby warthog1 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:13 pm

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.

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Re: Choosing the right tyres

Postby kunalraiker » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:53 pm

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.

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Re: Choosing the right tyres

Postby alan_k » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:05 pm

You can consider Vredestein Tricomp Tyres too. It's still my favourite in the last 2-3 years.

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Re: Choosing the right tyres

Postby __PG__ » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:23 am

Michelin Kyrlion and Pro Race 4 Endurance come in red.

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