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Subject: IM Tires: Schwalbe Durano S vs GP4000s
It's time for new tires on my Cannondale Slice 3. I like the look of the white ont he Schwalbe Durano S tires which are what I have on there now, but if there's a good reason (speed) to switch to the GP4000s I'll definitely do it.
Is one tire faster than the other?


2013-09-17 4:45 PM
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Subject: RE: IM Tires: Schwalbe Durano S vs GP4000s

Yes.  There is good reason to switch to the GP4000S.  While it's not the absolute lowest rolling resistance tire ever produced, anything that's better isn't much better, and they're a fair amount less rugged.  

Also, this is the tire that for some reason, tests best aerodynamically with a number of the new aero rims (FLOs, Zipp Firecrest).

 

How the Schwalbe's stack up, I really don't know, but the GP4000s are really good.  Get them for race day.  Put some latex tubes in there as well.

2013-09-19 4:03 PM
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The Durano S are dogs compared to GP4000s. I bought a new bike last year and they came stock... after about 100 miles I literally threw them away and swapped on the conti 4000S tires.
2013-09-19 7:47 PM
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Subject: RE: IM Tires: Schwalbe Durano S vs GP4000s
I love my GP4000s tires; used them for years. I rode a new set for the Vineman Full Iron Distance Race on some very rough surfaces. No flats for me. Not used the Durano so can't compare the two.
2013-09-20 6:52 AM
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I have a friend that just put the Duranos on his roadie...mainly for their durability and "bang for the buck". He had/has Bontrager R3's also and said the Duranos are noticeably slower but sacrifices the speed for longevity on training rides.
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