Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:40 PM
rmarinov, on 15 May 2012 - 11:26 AM, said:
Thanks for the feedback. My original plan was to order a tire from Amazon or Nashbar, but I thought I'd check if someone has a tire they don't need, perhaps a take-off.
I'm not really sure what I want in a tire; I only got a road bike recently, so I definitely don't need anything too exotic or racing-oriented. What are your thoughts on TPI and 23 vs. 25? I have 23 both front and rear at this time.
I'm considering these:
Vittoria Zaffiro Slick II Wire
Michelin Dynamic Sport
I used a Vittoria Zaffiro 23cm treaded tire on my fixed gear, raced it one season at Penrose and used it for commuting off and on the past couple years. It's a heavy, durable tire, the rubber hardened up quite a bit over the years so I never really corner hard in slick conditions. Not many flats. Good commuter tire but I would not race crits on it.
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