Recomended Tubes and Tires

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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Chris Thornham » December 28th, 2012, 9:48 am

You are very welcome! Glad you have enjoyed riding the wheels.
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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby adrian » February 25th, 2013, 2:20 am

Just to continue this thread, (in anticipation of a 60/90 set), how does the michelin pro4 compare with gp4000s in terms of mounting/dismounting the tire?

I did try some Kenda tires (on a separate rim) and it was so hard to get in. Switched to Schwalbes and theyre much better, could even mount them without tools.
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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Chris Thornham » February 25th, 2013, 9:41 am

I'm about 99% sure that the gp4000s are really tough to get on. I've never owned a set but I'm certain I've heard they are not easy to get on.

I hope that helps.
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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby adrian » February 25th, 2013, 6:35 pm

Thanks for the feedback. It appears I'll stay with Schwalbe (Ultremo ZX) then. I cant imagine trying to wrestle some tough tires in the middle of a race with tired legs and arms. It negates the convenience of having the clincher in the first place. :-)

Though if I can find the pro4, I will certainly try them. It seems Amazon's price is also very good.
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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Chris Thornham » February 25th, 2013, 10:04 pm

I need tools with my Pro 4's so if you are looking for "tool-less" installation, I'd stick with the Schwables.

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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Timtek » March 3rd, 2013, 6:49 pm

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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Chris Thornham » March 3rd, 2013, 7:08 pm

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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Steve777 » March 3rd, 2013, 10:20 pm

I await delivery of a front Flo 60 & rear Flo 90 :-) and since this is my first set of aero wheels, been reading this post on recommended tubes / extenders, I typically carry two spare tubes, would it be okay to have both of them set up for the rear Flo 90 ?, and if a flat occurred on the front Flo 60 assume it would be okay to use on that wheel with the extra valve length ? or would this unbalance the wheel too much ?
Appreciate any advice, looking forward to receiving my new wheels...
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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Chris Thornham » March 4th, 2013, 9:21 pm

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Re: Recomended Tubes and Tires

Postby Ironmanpan » March 7th, 2013, 10:57 pm

I've got a 60/90 combo using 80mm valve stems and a Sram external extender for the rear. Is there a better way to get a reading for air pressure on the rear? If I used removable valve cores with an internal extender would I be able to get pressure readings?
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