[Yak] re: Thoughts on pedals and tires
jim.carson at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 18:26:31 CDT 2005
> Also, I'm about to refresh my tires. I've been using the Schwable
> Stelvios, and I've been happy. Life's too short to ride on crap
> tires, and I was considering ordering some of the folding models. Before I
> do, does anyone what to suggest that I should try any of the other
> brands/model? I'm not racing (or even riding that fast), but I appreciate
> good road feel and reduced rotating weight. And
> durability, too.
I've had mixed luck with the Stelvios. They were great until about 600
miles, when the tire started breaking down, causing more flats.
The Schwalbe Marathon Slick I put on the front for Ride Around Washington a
couple of weeks ago was a flat magnet. My only consolation prize is I won a
gift certificate for "most flats."
The Comet Primo Kevlars have fared better. They're not as smooth as the
Stelvios, but flat-resistance has been good and they've worn well. For
comparison, I got about 1,500 on the rear, 2,500 on the front.
I've also tried a Continental Top Touring on the back. It seems even more
impervious to debris at the expense of poorer traction, especially in wet
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