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Offline BAILEY

Tires
« on: February 17, 2005, 03:19:40 pm »
What are the best tires for a self contained transAm ?
Where can I get them ?
I use 700 wheels , weigh 170 # and carry too much stuf .
I have taken several 3 week rides and tires were my biggest mechanical problem .

Thank you
Bailey


Offline Peaks

Tires
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2005, 08:54:11 pm »
Best tires?  Do you mean tires that last?  

I put new armadillo tires on at the start of the Northern Tier.  Towing a BoB, I wore out the rear 1/2 way, but the front tire went the distance.  

I think my daughter had kevlar tires.  Her rear lasted until almost Niagra Falls.  

So, there are two types of tires to look for that will last and last.


Offline daveM

Tires
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2005, 11:53:35 pm »
What model Armadillo would you be recommending?


Offline biker_james

Tires
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2005, 10:11:15 am »
I'll cast a vote for Continental Top Touring-they last a long time, flat resistant, and handle great. Tried a set of Schwalbe Marathons-I really disliked the way the bike handled, and ended up giving them away with only a few hundred km on them. Back to Conti's forever for me.


Offline 1cycleguy

Tires
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2005, 11:30:46 pm »
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biker_james
I'll cast a vote for Continental Top Touring-they last a long time, flat resistant, and handle great.


I agree completely.

1cycleguy
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To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached. The key is action.