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What are the best tires you guys n girls have found for fixed riding? It seems no matter what, I always burn through mine. Help a brother out Please!!!
     
February 5, 2014 07:06 PM
skid less! I like my gatorskins.
     
February 5, 2014 07:09 PM
GromCake
From: Chicago, IL, United States
210 posts
11 bikes
Any model in particular?
     
February 5, 2014 07:17 PM
Vittoria Randonneur, Continental Gatorskin, Specialized Armadillo, Panaracer Pasela.. the list goes on
     
February 5, 2014 07:20 PM
joserheo
From: Los Angeles, CA
222 posts
9 bikes
Hey thanks fellas. I appreciate it.
     
February 5, 2014 07:39 PM
Stop skidding so much and get stronger legs
     
February 5, 2014 10:18 PM
Probably run a gear that will give you more skid patches.
Soma everwear are cool, but go from rounded to square after some time.

Currently running Vittoria Diamante Pro.
Rando was heavy and dragged a lot.
     
February 5, 2014 10:27 PM
Rushing
From: Las Vegas, NV
372 posts
3 bikes
the only way to not wear through your tires is to be more conservative with your skidding, tbh

I've heard randos are the best tires for skidding the hell out of, so if you want to practice or something I'd do that. Gatorskins are really good in terms of quality and durability, but idk if they're any more resistant to wearing out from skids. Probably not.
     
February 6, 2014 01:12 AM
cap
From: Portland, OR
67 posts
1 bike
continental gp4000s , i do a lot of skid and it survived a year
     
February 6, 2014 10:45 AM
Bontrager T1 or t2's. My pair has lasted a year+ so far. No skid patches showing but it's box af
     
February 6, 2014 11:43 AM
unbiasedmark
From: Las Vegas, NV
34 posts
4 bikes
Topic runs dry after a while.

Stick with gatorskins. Last long and very good puncture protection. They also live by their side wall protection guarantee. Had a 500km gatorskin replaced on warranty.... Didn't think it would happen. But they did it.

Preserve your tires. Clean and inspect for glass after rides. Avoid glass in general....

Don't skid so often. I only skid when I have no choice.

Pump up and maintain good psi.

I have two seasons on my gatorskins. Heavy riding. Rears due for replacement this year without a doubt. But honestly.... I'm sure I could put in another couple hundred kms on them.... Not worth the potential tube though.
     
February 6, 2014 02:49 PM
mktng
From: Ottawa, ON Canada
816 posts
22 bikes
Oh. Two seasons. Heavy riding. Plus I'm 180lbs on good days. So definitely putting more strain on the Rears than most of you 140lbs guys haha
     
February 6, 2014 02:50 PM
mktng
From: Ottawa, ON Canada
816 posts
22 bikes
Thanks a ton for all your suggestions... I appreciate the help should have pics up of the leader soon.....
     
February 10, 2014 01:51 AM
After years of being tight-fisted and buying supermarket tyres ....... and puncture repair kits, I finally bought some Gatorskins. Brilliant. No punctures in two years.
     
February 15, 2014 08:07 PM
Pat
2 posts
0 bikes
+1 Vittoria Randonneur
     
February 25, 2014 05:10 PM
san_marko
From: San Diego
2 posts
2 bikes
I use contintenal supersport plus/Pararacer RiBMo on the rear.They're cheap and durable.Find a ratio with lots of skid patches and learn to skid with both legs(if you havent already)!
     
February 26, 2014 12:27 AM
Themis
From: Athens,Greece
4 posts
11 bikes
RIBMO - Only tire I'll use, gator skins are too thin.

Vittoria is always a good choice as well.
     
February 26, 2014 07:45 PM
Tomcat85
From: PITTSBURGH
14 posts
13 bikes
Stop skidding so much and get some really nice tires. You'll love it - more comfortable, more grip, and more round.

Grand Bois, Challenge, or my personal favorite, Veloflex. Combine these with latex tubes and you'll have the best ride ever. If you don't want to pump up your tires every day, skip the latex for traditional butyl tubes.
     
March 12, 2014 03:00 PM
CrashTest
From: MKE WI
36 posts
15 bikes
Conti GP4000S and a brake.
     
March 13, 2014 09:09 PM
riceboy
From: SF Bay Area, CA
342 posts
12 bikes
Has anyone had any experience with the Kenda K35 gumwall tire? They are like $12.00 and seem good enough for the road, but I don't want to waste the time and money.
     
March 15, 2014 12:21 AM
Rushing
From: Las Vegas, NV
372 posts
3 bikes
kenda tires are fine. if you aren't looking for race performance they'll work great. they're no gatorskins but they'll get you where you need to go and they'll last long enough to be well worth the price.
     
March 15, 2014 06:09 AM
GromCake
From: Chicago, IL, United States
210 posts
11 bikes
paselas!
     
March 15, 2014 10:21 PM
johnmarin_
From: Cavite , Philippines
4 posts
10 bikes
I tried them. They didn't fit a 700c wheel. Took them back. No gum walls for me for a while.
     
March 17, 2014 07:46 PM
Rushing
From: Las Vegas, NV
372 posts
3 bikes
Ahhh they're 27 x 1-1/4 you've got to watch out for that it's still a somewhat relevant rim diameter. haha
     
March 18, 2014 12:22 AM
GromCake
From: Chicago, IL, United States
210 posts
11 bikes
My lbs is selling pairs of conti gp4000s for 70$, and I'm looking for a new pair of tires so I can justify skidding the hell out of what I'm working with now. Should I get in on this?
     
March 18, 2014 04:44 AM
cap
From: Portland, OR
67 posts
1 bike

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