Recomend me a tire

Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by DirtyMike, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    As most know, I am mostly a Mtn/dh rider. But I do love to ride, so I have the roadie. I am looking for a tire to use with the trainer, call me cheap but I dont feel like wearing out My diamonte's and putting wear on my good wheels so I am going to put something on my spare wheel, the one with the crazy ass radial/3x lacing, for using on the trainer. At the same time, I want something that will last and dont feel like spending a fortune.

    Feel free to laugh at me, but I just dont know road tires enough.

    Edit...Where can I get those Airless things??? Is that the whole tire? or is it like the walmart neverflats?
     

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  2. LordOpie

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    :rofl:
     
  3. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Airless things ??? are you talking about tufo's or tubulars ?
     
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    I'd just get the cheapest wire bead slick tire you can find. I'd go for a larger tire than normal for a little extra resistance.
     
  5. LordOpie

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    Westy the teste

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    Trainers can be really wear out tires quickly. It doesn't make sense to use a $60 tire like that especially when there is 0% chance of flats.
     
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    Except that those tires don't wear out as fast a pneumatics.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    You can find cheap wire beat road tires for $10. Airless could be the greatest trainer tire ever but for 6-7 times the price the difference wouldn't be worth it.
     
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    They regularly have sales for 2 tires for $50. Right now the 20c are the ones on sale *shrugs*
     
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    Nice custom title.
     
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    Yeah, I already sent Brian a PM thanking him for changing it. The old one was stale.
     
  12. Westy

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    You can tell it was Brian, not really funny. Good angle, poor execution.

    So as not to totally derail this thread I'd get this tire. Ride the crap out of it and toss it when it is worn out.

    linky
     
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    splat Nam I am

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    I got a set of those tires , They are not bad tires , a Bargin for the price.
     
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    Serfas Seca. Good, cheap and will last a while.
     
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    continental trainer tire, prhaps? It's yellow.
     
  16. DirtyMike

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    Thats what I was talking about, thanks.


    Good info, thanks guys. I will check this weekend with my supliers to see if I can get the airfree at wholesale somewhere. If not then I guess is just cheapie wire bead. Thanks again
     
  17. OGRipper

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    I would say just go to the shop and ask for a relatively cheap tire with a hard durometer. Lots of expensive tires come with multiple layers and different hardnesses for the best of traction v. durability, you don't need any of that. Spare the grief of an extensive search and just go pick up whatever.
     
  18. JRogers

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    Agreed. For the trainer, I just keep old road tires that are past their safe/usable life and keep it going. I don't ride on the road quite enough to wear tires to the threads before they get old and cracked, so it works out. For a trainer, pretty much anything will work.
     
  19. MtnbikeMike

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    Another thing to consider is Continental's trainer-specific tire. QBP has them in their catalog.