Author Topic: Which bike tyre should I go for please?  (Read 9499 times)

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Offline ezdoesit

Re: Which bike tyre should I go for please?
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2011, 07:57:51 pm »
I haven't used that one. How much does it cost? Continental is a good tire.

from biketiresdirect it's $35.99  ;D
http://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/continental-touring-plus-reflex-700c
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you don't mind it doesn't matter

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Offline Westinghouse

Re: Which bike tyre should I go for please?
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2011, 06:09:39 am »
It's good enough I would say, but the SMP is most likely your best bet from everything I have read about it, and that's
definitely what I am going with the next time I do a transcontinental bike tour across the USA. I would still bring a good puncture / patch kit though.

Offline ezdoesit

Re: Which bike tyre should I go for please?
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2011, 11:26:11 am »
It's good enough I would say, but the SMP is most likely your best bet from everything I have read about it, and that's
definitely what I am going with the next time I do a transcontinental bike tour across the USA. I would still bring a good puncture / patch kit though.

Talking about these tires ?
http://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/schwalbe-marathon-plus-700c
Remember it's mind over matter
you don't mind it doesn't matter

Ride more Drive Less

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Which bike tyre should I go for please?
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2011, 12:01:08 pm »
It's good enough I would say, but the SMP is most likely your best bet from everything I have read about it, and that's
definitely what I am going with the next time I do a transcontinental bike tour across the USA. I would still bring a good puncture / patch kit though.

Talking about these tires ?
http://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/schwalbe-marathon-plus-700c


That's it then.

Offline gordonharris912

Re: Which bike tyre should I go for please?
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2011, 08:20:10 pm »
I've used the Continental Gatorskins for years now with no flats, and thousands of miles.  Put in a good quality tube with no patches.  Here's a review:  http://www.bikenewengland.com/gatorskin.html

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Which bike tyre should I go for please?
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2011, 05:47:52 am »
Yes. Something like that would be excellent for a loaded, transcontinental ride.

Offline Tourista829

Re: Which bike tyre should I go for please?
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2011, 07:10:39 am »
I would write to John Schubert, ACO tech writer/editor. I have got to believe, someone has written a review on the Continental Touring Plus Reflex Tire. (Don't the 700c Surly LHT's use a variant of this tire) There may be a tire comparison done either here or in Europe that might shed some light. I would also look at Peter White Cycles, since he builds wheels.