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What tyres are you ladies using?

Postby Stacka » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:23 pm

Hi All

Just looking for some advice on road bike tyres, standard 23's.

I brought my bike 6 months or so ago and it came with the standard Bontrager Race Lite's (Trek Madone bike).

I have heard good reports on Michelin Pro 4's and also Schwalbe Utreno ZX's. I am not racing as yet, just training, approx 100kms or more a week. The oads that I use are quite okay as I stick to the highways and nicer suburbs (they have better roads! lol).

Please tell me what tyres you are running and if you are happy with them.

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Re: What tyres are you ladies using?

Postby jillybean » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:29 pm

I am currently using michelin krylions, and have a pair of pro 4 endurance (michelin's replacement for the krylions) waiting for when they wear out. The roads I ride on are fairly rough, and I no longer race, so I have found these ideal. I was previously using vittoria rubino pros, but the krylions are wearing better and feel more secure in the wet.
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Re: What tyres are you ladies using?

Postby moosterbounce » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:08 pm

I've been happy with gp4000s for a while now. Can't see me changing.
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Re: What tyres are you ladies using?

Postby RonK » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:10 pm

I dunno what the ladies are using, but Vittoria Rubino Pro are a popular training tyre with many forum members. Both my wife and I've been using them for a couple of years and I'm very happy with their performance and durability.
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Re: What tyres are you ladies using?

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:17 pm

RonK wrote:I dunno what the ladies are using, but Vittoria Rubino Pro are a popular training tyre with many forum members. Both my wife and I've been using them for a couple of years and I'm very happy with their performance and durability.

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Re: What tyres are you ladies using?

Postby cjlperth » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:25 pm

I'm riding gatorskins, traveled over 1,000km to date and had one flat when I rode over a large piece of glass which sliced straight through, otherwise am happy with the performance.
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Re: What tyres are you ladies using?

Postby marinmomma » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:11 pm

moosterbounce wrote:I've been happy with gp4000s for a while now. Can't see me changing.



+1 for me too...
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Re: What tyres are you ladies using?

Postby isabella24 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:17 pm

moosterbounce wrote:I've been happy with gp4000s for a while now. Can't see me changing.

And another +1 for the GP4000s, they are a great tyre
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Re: What tyres are you ladies using?

Postby Apple » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:30 pm

moosterbounce wrote:I've been happy with gp4000s for a while now. Can't see me changing.

same
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Re: What tyres are you ladies using?

Postby biker jk » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:46 pm

Schwalbe Ultremo ZX is a great race tyre but will get cut up and punctures on our crappy roads. Vittoria Rubino Pro is a great training tyre (durable, good puncture protection, reasonably light but doesn't have the grip of the Ultremo ZX).
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Re: What tyres are you ladies using?

Postby Stacka » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:59 am

Thanks so much for all your replies. I have ordered some GP 4000's, they should be here next week. Looking forward to them!
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Re: What tyres are you ladies using?

Postby r2160 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:37 am

Bike barn in north Sydney is currently selling conti 4000s for 39.95 at present

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Re: What tyres are you ladies using?

Postby hosko » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:10 pm

moosterbounce wrote:I've been happy with gp4000s for a while now. Can't see me changing.


Just changed to these but 25's not 23's.....road the Bupa Challenge this year on them and they were unreal.
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Re: What tyres are you ladies using?

Postby shann » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:45 pm

Back on the Vittoria Rubino's after my Gatorskins survived two rides. It wasn't broken glass, but a thorn that got them.
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