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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.
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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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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And another +1 for the GP4000s, they are a great tyre
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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).
Bike barn in north Sydney is currently selling conti 4000s for 39.95 at present
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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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