Post by Kathryn Elizabeth Innes on May 31, 2021 6:34:07 GMT
I've always used Continental 4 seasons as a road tyre, their list price is about £50, but ive always managed to get them for just over £30. Now thanks to Brexit my usual suppliers are now much more expensive and with a minimum order of £150. Does anyone know where I can now get hold of these tyres at a reasonable price? Or, I'm not totally wedded to this model, does anyone else have any recommendations for a decent all season tyre, with the most important feature being good puncture protection. I'd be keen to hear or other options if anyone has been pleased with another brand & model.
I use GP 5000 but they seem to wear out quickly! MERLIN cycles sell a pair with free inners for £75. To save money I put conti Grand Prix on my commute which I use a lot and don't recall a lot of punctures, they are a bit heavier and possibly slower but (post brexit)'only' £30 from Merlin. Tweeks have the four seasons for £47. Somewhere called Mantel-based in Arnhem- are offering no added duties on orders under £135? and have a good range of continental tyres.
Post by Kathryn Elizabeth Innes on May 31, 2021 8:30:48 GMT
Thanks Jane, yeh i worry that those coming without duty added then will have an additional UK vat added by the courier company (plus another admin fee for collecting that fee) so i wouldn't know the true cost until it's too late. Are the Conti GP just the next level down in their range from the four seasons? I'd quite like an equivalent level to the 4s, perhaps a different brand? Am just too tight to pay £47 each when ive got them before for just over £30, but maybe this is just the new situation for the UK.
I’m also wondering if Conti are a bit hit and miss lately having punctured /side wall gone on first/second ride out with 4 seasons AND 4000s recently (& touch wood, I don’t puncture that much).
At the risk of tempting fate, my Vittoria Rubino Pro (with graphene?) seem to be good— and were at least more of a bargain (off Planet X website) - I think Matt Palmer recommended - he does a lot of mileage (with plenty of “matt-chanicals “!)
Post by Roberto Hernandez on Jun 2, 2021 14:57:54 GMT
I agree re the gp 4000 and problems with the walls, but I disagree about the Vittoria's: great look, very good rolling resistance with very decent grip in all conditions, but I am tired of so many punctures. I am not buying again. At the moment I have three bikes on Conti 4 season and one on Vittoria graphene whatever.