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Race Tyres

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G'day everyone.

I need a new set of clinchers race tyres (I have bad luck with punctures), but I don't know which tyres are the best ones to get. I currently have Vittoria Corsa Evo-CX's and I think they're the fastest clinchers Ive ridden on, but I find that all Vittoria tyres wear down real quickly. What does everyone reckon I should get [instead]?
 

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I like schwalbe's-cheap ones for training...Blizzards seem to go good, slightly plasticy tread but wear well.... Stelvios are better, slightly more do$h...nice round profile and stickier

race on conti tubulars so can't say

on the puncture front- do you use a floor pump with a pressure guage- and check/inflate at least once weekly?
 
Feb 25, 2010
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Wel I use Vittoria Tri-Comp for racing, but for training I'd use Hutchinson Fusion tires. They're not the cheapest but they're great for avoiding punctures. Mine got only punctured once in the last year! :D
 
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for short crits with a free lap if you flat i use either
vittora open corsa(open tubular)
or specialized s-works roubaix(open tubular)
these two and a few other open tubulars ride the fastest and corner best with good comfort there useless against flats or wear though. for road races where a flat can end your race i use lately continental 4000s tires very good balance of wear performance and puncture protection. im also fond of the new michelin pro3 though i hated all the old versions there are a few other good ones out there of course but those are my current favorites.
 
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Heya - they're not the cheapest, but i've been really happy with my Black Chili Conti GP4000S tires - even use them as winter tires...rarely puncture, and quite long-lasting. Also, a very comfortable and grippy tire, and great for racing with a reasonably low rolling resistance rating.

Best all-around, imo.
 
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Conti for me too, have used GP4000 and Attack/Force

Better than Michelin Pro2 for grip/wear/puncture/price equation (IMO), but I haven't used Pro3
Can't comment on any others
 
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Vegan Dave said:
Heya - they're not the cheapest, but i've been really happy with my Black Chili Conti GP4000S tires - even use them as winter tires...rarely puncture, and quite long-lasting. Also, a very comfortable and grippy tire, and great for racing with a reasonably low rolling resistance rating.

Best all-around, imo.

+1 for summer/competitive riding - although, for me, best all round is a 25/28 conti gp 4 season combo
 

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