SCHWALBE Blizzard Sport Tyres - £6.50 + £3.00 p&p @ Spa Cycles
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SCHWALBE Blizzard Sport Tyres - £6.50 + £3.00 p&p @ Spa Cycles

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Found 9th Dec 2010
These are great tyres with kevlar puncture belt, and they last ages.
Usually over £30 a pair but they are on clearance here for £6.50.

Cheapest i can find them otherwise is on sale for £8.99.


A high quality puncture protected training tyre featuring diamond tread and Silica Compound for good adhesion on dry or wet roads.
700x20 Blue, 700x23 Blue, 700x23 Red, 700x23 Yellow, 700x23 Black

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not a snow/ice tyre then
700c only

Original Poster

Sorry no, but a good wet/frost tire, ive ridden mine through the snow still.

i dont know about road stuff but ill vote hot on basis that it seems cheap and you do. p&p £3 though.

Best to put the actual price inc delivery in the post title rather than how much they usually are and leave that in the desc.

Training tyre?

how does this compare to conti gatorskins?

Banned

Not a bad set of tyres and a great price for them.

I am running two sets at the moment:
Schwalbe Marathon Plus which have done a good 5000 miles without a puncture
Continental Hardshells which are a faster and lighter tyre but also more costly.

At this price I am tempted

Sorry not even this price will tempt me away from my GP4000s - they glue the bike to the road!

jazid

Sorry not even this price will tempt me away from my GP4000s - they glue … Sorry not even this price will tempt me away from my GP4000s - they glue the bike to the road!



.. but they are about £31-50 each.

Surely these are OK for the non serious road biker.

Last year I bought red / black Vittoria Rubino Road Tyre 2010 which have been OK and look good on an old red / white Raleigh Equippe. How would those tyres compare with the tyres on offer here ?

thanks !
Edited by: "wbmkk" 10th Dec 2010

softpurple

Best to put the actual price inc delivery in the post title rather than … Best to put the actual price inc delivery in the post title rather than how much they usually are and leave that in the desc.



not best but required also needs to state its a 700 x 23 tyre

wbmkk

.. but they are about £31-50 each.Surely these are OK for the non serious … .. but they are about £31-50 each.Surely these are OK for the non serious road biker.


If you want both amazing grip and low rolling resistance then seriously give the GP4000s a try just once. I use them for training etc and used to buy budget tyres until I experienced an incident related to the poor tyres I used before on poor roads. The GP4000s are also hard wearing IMO.

Quick Q. I've got a Trek 1.2 (2010) Compact - are the standard tyres on them good for snow/icy conditions? I bought it brand new from a store. I have resisted in going out for a run since the past week due to snow and icy conditions. Dieing to go out but scared at the same time! ha!

jazid

If you want both amazing grip and low rolling resistance then seriously … If you want both amazing grip and low rolling resistance then seriously give the GP4000s a try just once. I use them for training etc and used to buy budget tyres until I experienced an incident related to the poor tyres I used before on poor roads. The GP4000s are also hard wearing IMO.



I've had GP4000s on my bike all summer and into the winter. Not a single puncture so far and I've done a fair few miles - they do feel grippy too but I wont go out on a roadie in these dodgy conditions. These look cheap but as someone pointed out to me, the tyre is the only thing that touches the road on a road bike and from a safety perspective, I wont skimp any more.

S c 0 TT y

Quick Q. I've got a Trek 1.2 (2010) Compact - are the standard tyres on … Quick Q. I've got a Trek 1.2 (2010) Compact - are the standard tyres on them good for snow/icy conditions? I bought it brand new from a store. I have resisted in going out for a run since the past week due to snow and icy conditions. Dieing to go out but scared at the same time! ha!


Good choice of bike. Im a big Trek fan myself.
FWIW I've seen many an experienced Sunday cycle group tumble like a house of cards becuase they hit black ice. IMO road cycling in winter is really not worth the risk of injury (that will likely put you out for weeks whilst you recover, never mind the damage to your pride and joy).
But mountain biking in the snow is fab and totally recommended!

bisoner

These look cheap but as someone pointed out to me, the tyre is the only … These look cheap but as someone pointed out to me, the tyre is the only thing that touches the road on a road bike and from a safety perspective, I wont skimp any more.



I agree with your excellent comment, but I don't actually whizz around, especially on corners (my 52 year legs don't allow this) so I have decided to buy two of these tyres.

I have had no punctures with my current Vittoria tyres, but as they are over a year old, they will eventually need replaced. These tyres will be OK.

Thanks to the original poster too

Happy cycling !

jazid

Good choice of bike. Im a big Trek fan myself.FWIW I've seen many an … Good choice of bike. Im a big Trek fan myself.FWIW I've seen many an experienced Sunday cycle group tumble like a house of cards becuase they hit black ice. IMO road cycling in winter is really not worth the risk of injury (that will likely put you out for weeks whilst you recover, never mind the damage to your pride and joy).But mountain biking in the snow is fab and totally recommended!



Cheers mate, love my Trek 1.2. Its my baby. Absolute beauty. Guess winter riding ain't the way forward then, -5 today and more snow forecasted for this week oO

S c 0 TT y

Cheers mate, love my Trek 1.2. Its my baby. Absolute beauty. Guess winter … Cheers mate, love my Trek 1.2. Its my baby. Absolute beauty. Guess winter riding ain't the way forward then, -5 today and more snow forecasted for this week oO



Mine was a 1200, the forerunner to the 1.2.

If you want a very decent 3 season tyre, then I used to run these and they are a huge bargain at the moment - not quite as good as the GP4000s but 2/3 of the price and a very capable tyre. ( hotukdeals.com/dea…46/ )

Edited by: "jazid" 13th Dec 2010
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