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so i have neuvation wheels coming in and i wanted some opinions on tire choices..
i currently have one vredestein fortezza SE road tire
and i plan on using that as the front tire
but for the back tire im debating between
conti grand prix 4000 or
conti ultra gator skin or
michelin pro 3
opinions?
or shud i put fortezza in the back and a 4000 in the front?
 

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Price and color

daivs_T said:
so i have neuvation wheels coming in and i wanted some opinions on tire choices..
i currently have one vredestein fortezza SE road tire
and i plan on using that as the front tire
but for the back tire im debating between
conti grand prix 4000 or
conti ultra gator skin or
michelin pro 3
opinions?
or shud i put fortezza in the back and a 4000 in the front?
Until you start looking at something like Armadillos, there is not that much difference in comparable tires from the different manufacture. Assuming you get one that mounts well (not too tight) choose your tires based on either price or color, depending on which is more important to you. The Conti and Michelin (or Vittoria, Schwalbe, etc.) will all work just fine. People make WAY too much of an issue over perceived differences in tires.
 

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so i read the neuvation wheel thread...
and i got some mixxed information...
some say conti's are hard and michelins are ok
then some said michelin is impossible and contis are ok...?
fill me in anyone? i am getting a pair of M28 Aero 3s
 

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daivs_T said:
so i read the neuvation wheel thread...
and i got some mixxed information...
some say conti's are hard and michelins are ok
then some said michelin is impossible and contis are ok...?
fill me in anyone? i am getting a pair of M28 Aero 3s
Do the stretchy stretchy technique and you will be set with Michelins. I have used Pro2's and Pro3's on my M28 aero3's.

I have also used Maxxis Xenith Hors Categorie 23, Vittoria Open Corsa ?CX? 23, Cheng Shin 25's with wire bead.

I only had problems with the michelins for maybe the first two installation/removals then they were gravy. I can remove the maxxis by hand, Vittoria I fought tooth and nail to get on because I was too lazy to use a tire iron, but I guess it would have been average... and the crappy and reliable Cheng Shin tire was cut off after I got it on....Let's not talk about that again...
 

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I did some more homework

Here's my scientic results of threads here and at Bikeforums.
Some tires go on better than others, thats it.
Oh Yeah, make sure you have some VERY STRONG tire levers, just in case.

Rob
 

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daivs_T said:
what is this stretchy stretchy technique?
1.) take tire and put it under your foot
2.) twist tire into a figure 8
3.) grab top and pull like all hell.
4.) loosen grip
5.) rotate 90*
6.) Repeat again while twisting the tire the other way

not really a tried and true formula, but this is how I remember it.
 
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