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Survey: How do you choose & buy your bike tyres ?

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Survey: How do you choose & buy your bike tyres ?

01 Apr 2015 13:48

Hi everyone !

As part of my studies, I'm carrying out a survey to know how do you choose and purchase your bike tyres. So I've made a REALLY short survey (only 12 questions) less than 2 min.

I'm open to all your constructive remarks and opinions ;)
Thanks a lot for your contribution and the short time spent to help me !

Here's the link : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OSNesGtrzONKRak8ogsQ_kts4JtmbsQVSDpbECvE3UE/viewform?usp=send_form
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01 Apr 2015 14:22

When I road tubulars i eventually settled on continentals. they were consistent in manufacturing. I often was able to ride the tire until it was worn out but they were harder to repair than some Italian brands.
my first clinchers were turbos and conti 3000s, I remember a green tire maybe Michelin? eventually I tried Vreidestine and came to love them as really good traction and feel. they had a tendency to collect little tiny particles as they aged which often resulted in a series of leaky flats. Schwalbe did the same thing as I used them as winter tires mostly because they were cheap and pretty flat resistant.
My current favourite is Vitoria open pro in 25. Light racing tire with great traction and super feel. the tread compound lasts 2 seasons without the rotting rubber issue of the Vreidestine tires in their second season.
I still use Conti tires on the tandem and Schwalbe on the MTB.
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23 Apr 2015 13:09

The holy grail - puncture proof, cheap and light.
Unfortunately with technology as it is we can currently only choose two of those ;-) One day...
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03 May 2015 13:36

A few points on the survey:

At no point do you properly ask about specific models of tyres, just brands. This is a very large problem as someone may favour a brand like Continental or Michelin but only ride certain model tyres from them and the problem is highlighted below.

Your wording in questions 1 and 2 seem to imply specific tyres(?) but you switch to brands in question 3 and this again seems to imply you might not understand the vast range of tyres some brands offer. This makes the survey seem disconnected. For instance if I answer that I replace the tyres immediately on a bike that has Continentals, I can't answer question 3 because I don't wear out the original tyres. I would have to say no and then answer Continental to try and get you the best information possible, but it would still be wrong. It makes the survey impossible to answer in this situation.

Questions 8 and 9 should allow ranking of equal importance. Allowing only one answer for each number is probably not representative of how many people make decisions and forces particular answers that may not be relevant.

Honestly, I'd redo your survey.
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