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2013-04-02 5:18 PM

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2013-04-02 5:45 PM
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Subject: RE: what tires should i put on my race wheels?

Something with a high TPI and maybe something you can run higher pressures.  Maybe a little thinner.  Latex tubes as well.  All cut down on rolling resistance.

Mind you, just race with them.  They will wear faster than your training tires.

2013-04-02 7:58 PM
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Subject: RE: what tires should i put on my race wheels?
Let's talk brands. I've tried a bunch. These are just for races. What is the best wheel? Tell me what you have experienced.
2013-04-02 8:39 PM
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Subject: RE: what tires should i put on my race wheels?

What wheels do you have?  The width of the rim can make a difference for what tire to recommend.

2013-04-03 6:47 AM
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I have gray carbon clincher 50 front 95 rear.

http://www.synergysport.com/product_gray.asp?prdID=440

2013-04-03 8:09 AM
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IMO, 700X23 Conti 4000s, latex tubes, pump em up to the max and a 2oz syringe of Stans No-tubes sealant in your bento bag.

Hope this helps



2013-04-03 9:02 AM
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Subject: RE: what tires should i put on my race wheels?
spearit - 2013-04-03 9:09 AM

IMO, 700X23 Conti 4000s, latex tubes, pump em up to the max and a 2oz syringe of Stans No-tubes sealant in your bento bag.

Hope this helps

Very good tire recommendation, but do not "pump em up to the max"... pump them up to the proper psi for your weight.... higher isn't better. 

Lots of folks like the Mich. Pro 4s as well.  I ride Vittoria Corsa (or Open Corsa as appropriate)

2013-04-03 1:15 PM
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Subject: RE: what tires should i put on my race wheels?
After a quick review of the link you posted, I could not find the width of the rims.  Assuming they are among the newer generation of wider rims (22mm/23mm), I would recommend the Bontrager R4 Aero tire. I've been pleased with the performance of this tire and the durability.  It is a 22mm tire that should pair nicely with your aero wheels.
2013-04-06 10:34 AM
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Subject: RE: what tires should i put on my race wheels?
Another vote for gp4000s in 23mm if the rims are "wide", gp4000 in 20mm if they are not.  Latex tubes either way.
2013-04-06 2:20 PM
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Gp 4000s in 23mm
2013-04-06 5:54 PM
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Subject: RE: what tires should i put on my race wheels?
Vittoria Corsa CX 320TPI with Latex tubes. 


2013-04-07 7:22 AM
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Subject: RE: what tires should i put on my race wheels?
I've used 700X23 Continental GP4000S for several years. Very good.
2013-04-09 7:18 PM
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Subject: RE: what tires should i put on my race wheels?

After much research and testing, it has been settled.

the Conti GP4000S is the winner.  it's got close to the best Crr (rolling resistance) and comes out best in the aero department with the new wider wheels.  Looks like the brand new set of great looking bright red ProRace4's are going to make fine training tires.

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