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  • Proper looking forward to those. I Really want the Strada biancas in TLR 30mm. Still one of the best riding tyres I've ever used.

  • I've had 3 Michelin latex tubes fail where the valve is bonded to the tube in recent months. Each one on a different wheel. It happens pumping them up for the first time. I'm not doing anything differently with them, this is the first time this has happened in the best part of a decade of using latex tubes. Very annoying.

  • are there no tubeless tan walls at 700x28?

  • Vittoria
    Challenge tlr 27
    Pirelli

  • Got a ride coming up at the end of this month, Congleton (Cheshire) to Bala (Welsh Wales), about 150 mile round trip, I don't really want to go on my Gravelking SK 32mm tyres, want summat less knobbly in 32mm, and tubeless, thoughts on gp 5000s and Pirelli cinturato please, similar prices, Pirelli is probably a "tougher" tyre. Anybody got any experience of both?
    Ta.

  • It is a recurring fault with michelin latex tubes. Vittoria are better.

  • Did not know. Cheers

  • Few people at work have said the 5000s are fast and light but have had several punctures in the first few weeks since new

  • Thanks for the info. Went to lbs, they stock the contis, felt like race tyres, very light/thin, maybe too much so for everyday riding, so got home and ordered the Pirellis. Willing to sacrifice a little rolling resistance for what appears to be a reportedly tough/durable tyre. Whatever that rolling resistance website is called rates them very highly, so fingers crossed.
    Will report back once fitted and tested, hopefully next weekend.

  • thanks - will wait for the challenge PR 27s to release...

  • I did see the challenge tlr at the cycleshow they look exactly the same but with a latex inside coating . Plus the strada bianci in 30 mm again they look the same . The already out 36 mm tan wall looked nice but a bit soft for long mileage.

  • Quick Pirellis update.
    Cinturato 32mm go onto Mavic Open Pro UST rims very easily. Half hour to strip old tyres off and fit Pirellis, with gunk, and holding pressure (they actually held their pressure before gunk was applied). Very happy thumbs.
    Will report again once ridden.

  • Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 23 are nice on the road, but three flats on gravel tracks in 36 miles sapped my patience today. And inner tube stocks

  • Will report again once ridden

    Be interested to hear what you think of these

  • I can’t say anything about puncture protection, but riding the DTH since 2 weeks now my feelings are kind of meh. Maybe I am just only liking more slick type tyres, but I expected that those DTH roll better, missing softness, don’t know what it is. Are there ~ 2.1-2.3 26” slicks beside Kojaks and expensive René / Compass tyres? Rat Trap Pass sound awesome, but again expensive. Also in black only available in super light edition.

    Am I just missing a smooth tubeless slick setup?

  • Initial thoughts, bearing in mind only done about 1 hour commuting, not bad at all. They felt heavy out of the box, I think 350g for 32mm, but they ride smoothly, and considering the low tpi, feel rather supple. They grip well, and cornering at speed felt safe, also took em for a quick lap of the local mere, on gravel paths, no problems.
    Going to Bala on the 28th of this month, 150ish mile round trip, will give another update on my return from that trip.

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