• Toni Hoffmann posted an update in the group Group logo of The WorldPedal.com Review TeamThe WorldPedal.com Review Team: 6 years, 2 months ago

    Anyone with road bikes here? I want to replace tires on 2 of my road bikes as they are super worn out. I am using both bikes for the city mainly with occasinonal day trips. There is a lot of broken glass and stuff in my city so a tire usually lasts only 2 seasons max. which is annoying me since they are not cheap. I am looking into cyclocross tires now but I am torn since it doesn’t feel right on a road bike… Do you have any recommendations for me? Any real durable road bike tires for a reasonable price out there, something that can last 4 seasons or more? Thanks 🙂

    • How about Schwalbe Marathons or Continental Contacts Toni? I’m using them on my Kona road bike and Surly LHT with great success. No punctures to date.

      • Thanks Darren what exact dimensions are you using on both bikes? And is the Kona more of a real road bike or more of a bicycle touring type of road bike? The bikes I want to put the new tires on are a 90’s Bianchi and an 80’s Motobecane.

        • Im using 32mm on the Kona, it is a flat bar road bike. The Surly is running stock 35mm Conti’s. I was a little reserved about them when I got the bike but my view has changed for the better. In Australia they are better value then the Schwalbe’s.

          • I think the max I would be comfortable using would be 28mm each after all these are roadies LOL, not sure if I would be even able to fit 28mm, I need to check my exact rim with later. Currently one uses 23mm and the other 25mm.

    • I’m using CST (Cheng Shin Tire) Traveller 26 x 1.50. It has reached about 10000 km and still good.

      • Wow, 10,000km is excellent wear.

      • That is awesome indeed! Especially for Indonesian roads if I can compare them to other south east asian roads… Wishing you another 10,000km!!

      • Not for long-time touring, but only for everyday use. But sometimes once in 2 weeks or once a month I do a daytrip. Started in the morning and get home in the afternoon. More than 100 km in every daytrip I guess.

        • The worst wear-off for me is the city, I’d estimate that 10,000 km in the city mean already 2 new pair of tires, while 10,000 km touring the world should mean only 1 pair…