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SCHWALBE Blizzard Sport Tyres - £6.50 + £3.00 p&p @ Spa Cycles
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Made hot 10th Dec 2010Made hot 10th Dec 2010
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  1. Made hot 10th 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 sal… Read more

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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

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

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 !

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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!

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.

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SCHWALBE Marathon Plus bicycle tyres £19 @ Spa
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Made hot 18th Aug 2010Made hot 18th Aug 2010
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  1. Made hot 18th Aug 2010
RRP is £29 each. They can usually be had for about £25 each with free P&P if you shop around but these are £19 each with P&P for a pair costing just £3. Ride through broke… Read more

slojo

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They went up to £21 or £22 at the back end of last week, but have now gone down in price again

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@ farbuckle - I think that the problem may be that you have had a bad experience with plastic tyre levers. I have come a few that quite frankly are not fit for purpose. They are made out of the wrong kind of plastic and are too bendy. Please believe me that a good pair of plastic tyre levers will only set you back a pound or two and they are well worth it. You don’t need to have expensive rims to justify this small cost and it is better than your tyre being damaged because of a score or nick on the rim.

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@ farbuckle - I hope that you didn’t think that I was having a dig at you … @ farbuckle - I hope that you didn’t think that I was having a dig at you personally because I assure you that that was not my intent. However, if you go into any reputable cycle shop and ask them they will tell you that you should never use metal tyre levers on alloy rims as they could cause damage. I have always found that I can get my Marathons on without the use of tyre levers at all apart from occasionally at the very final stage. The trick is to make sure that the tyre is seated in the lowest part of the rim when you are putting it on. That usually gives you the extra clearance necessary to pop the tyre on with your thumbs. Changing A Bicycle Tyre - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXnTqP7Nd_o



I'm not going to argue the point other than you stated that nobody should use
metal levers but we don't all have expensive fragile wheels and not everybody
is heavy handed with tools. It seems the best compromise for these Marathons
may be plastic levers with a metal core.

I have bought two sets of pluses from spa at the above price.

They are a heavy tyre but they are worth it for the protection.

If you need speed and 'p' protection then go for schwalbe marathon supreme, they really are the business, I paid £25 a tyre.

Done about 1500 commuting miles on the supremes and never had a 'p' yet
Edited by: "marco67" 18th Aug 2010

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