They've been replaced with Continental Grand Prix 4000 tires, which have a reputation for good durability/performance balance, plus have wear indicators to let you know when you need to replace them. I'm hoping to get at least 5000km out of these. Oh, and I run 25c size, if that makes a difference.
That is exactly what I have now. I am wondering if they do 5000 though? I think they are OK at the moment but looking a bit ratty....
To be honest, the 5000 km number is probably more wishful thinking on my part than anything else. I was surprised at how quickly the Specialized tires wore through*, so I'm hoping for better things from the Contis.That is exactly what I have now. I am wondering if they do 5000 though? I think they are OK at the moment but looking a bit ratty....
Re: skidding, yeah, actually, I do feel they are much less grippy than the Specialized tires, and I'm a bit more tentative on them in the corners. The Specialized tires (All Condition Pros) seemed to be made of noticeably softer rubber, so that falls in line with Alan's useful summary--the Conti's are built for durability, so use harder rubber and sacrifice some grip(?).Yeah Phil, I am thinking these contis won't see much past 3000 really... Have you noticed they tend to skid more too? You can inflate them to 140psi or more but they really slide more than my previous ones! Thinking it might be the high psi doing that.
I also noted at the time that I was riding on Michellin Pro 2 tires with about 5,000km on them - and they were well overdue for a change.I have 2,500 km on the Maxxis Hors Categories on my System 6 and a similar distance on the Vittoria Rubino Pros on my R400, with all tyres showing hardly any wear. I would be disappointed with less than 5000 km. Are you running super-high pressure?