Monday, December 8, 2008

Great deal on a commuter tire

I bought a Performance Bike house brand "Gotham" city tire today, in 26 x 1.85, for my son's bike, looks like it will be a tough city tire, and I think I paid $14 for it. That's in stark contrast to what they want for premium city bike tires these days, like the Armadillos, which are more than double that price.

3 comments:

mupedalpusher said...

That looks like a good tire. We've used the Forte slicks and had good luck. This is a much better price than the Scwhalbes that I would consider buying.

Bob said...

I use the Armadillos on my commuter bike and yes they are expensive, but I love the reliability. Over 3000 miles and no flats. Other tires whcih claim to be "puncture resistant" but have never lived up to the claim... until I bought the Armadillos.

Best money I ever spent on tires.

Noah said...

On Hybridzilla, I'd also been using the ($7!!!) Forte Slick City ST. I don't know how many thousand miles I got out of the first set. The second set got stolen with the bike shortly after I installed them. For an inexpensive hybrid tread tire though, that's a pretty good deal, even if they don't last too long.

The Bontrager Hard Case tires I run on The Twelve have only been punctured once, and that beast of a nail would have hurt ANY tire. I didn't have to put a boot in it, either. Just slapped a Park Tool Glueless patch on and took off. That's a $40 retail tire, though. It's also a 25c road tire, good for summer commuting, but squirrely in the slushy bad weather season.