On 8/29/21 6:23 AM, Roger Merriman wrote:
> Joerg <ne...@analogconsultants.com
>> On 8/28/21 8:14 AM, Tom Kunich wrote:
>>> On Friday, August 27, 2021 at 4:33:12 PM UTC-7, jbeattie wrote:
>>>> On Friday, August 27, 2021 at 1:27:20 PM UTC-7, Axel Reichert wrote:
>>>>> sms <scharf...@geemail.com
>>>>>> I've moved to all Schwalbe, good to see how well the Pro One did.
>>>>> Runner-up after the Conti 5000, IIRC.
>>>> BTW, this is the test:
>>>> Actually the Specialized Turbo cotton had lower RR than the Conti
>>>> GP5000 on rough pavement and apparently a watt or so less on smooth
>>>> pavement, but the winner over-all is the Schwalbe Pro One -- if you
>>>> want a tire with good grip (which I do). But which Pro One? There are
>>>> three of them -- tube, tubeless and TT.
>>>> wickedly expensive in the US.
>> Bicycle tires in general are outlandishly pricey when compared to motor
>> vehicle tires on a dollar per mile basis.
> Your not comparing like for like. Car etc tires are generally equivalent to
> commute types, road/MTB etc are performance focused, you can buy
> performance focused car tires but these will empty ones wallet, and wear at
> a terrifying rate!
That may be but why then is hardly any cycling publication more geared
towards the utility rider? Many of us simply want to get from A to B. On
time, not late and with dirty hands from fixing another flat.
Anyhow, I found that lower cost tires can be quite reliable. In my case
the ones made in Thailand. Yeah, I might lose 20-30 Microseconds through
a curve versus the guy runing $100 tire, but so what.
BTW, the tires on a friend's Porsche 911 were quite high-end but cheaper
per mile than bicycle tires.