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    Getting new tires......advice please

    Don't ride any rough roads, and if I have to I am very careful. Going to put on some new wheels and want to get rid of my green tires. I know it won't make a difference but I don't want to go any heavier than the tires I have on now which are supposed to be 230 a piece. I currently have Vittoria Rubino Pro's. I haven't been riding for long and don't have any complaints about the tires. Here are the tires I have narrowed it down to (feel free to throw any others in here):

    Hutchinson Fusion 3:
    Hutchinson Tire : FUSION 3 - Kevlar ProTech

    Hutchinson Atom:
    Hutchinson Tire : ATOM - Kevlar ProTech

    Continental Ultra Race:
    Continental Bicycle -Ultra Race

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    Whats wrong with the Vittorias?

    They are a good tire and in my opinion better than any you listed above. Especially the Contis. Continental makes a good tire and those are not them.

    I like the Gatorskins and 4 seasons for training tires when the roads are crap. Vittoria open Corsas for when the roads are good. The Vittorais are a good riding tire even if they dont last nearly as long as Continentals.

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    Although i have no experience with the three you mentioned,

    Ive been running Gator skins for training and gp4000's for racing for a few years and have to recommend them.

    The gators will keep you riding and will last a VERY long time.

    The 4000s have excellent grip, are quiet as heck and the high tpi casing will save ur butt without you noticing

    Highly recommended

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    I just changed to tubulars, but will save that debate for another thread. When I clinched I used Continental gators, 4 seasons and GP 4000s. Great handling and tough as nails.

    Currently trying out some other tubulars but will probably go back to Conti sew-ups.

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    There's a whole bunch o' tires that fit that description, not sure why you've narrowed it to those three. Whatever you decide, consider a 25mm. I recently switched from 23's to 25's. I don't think I'm any slower - maybe faster on some descents. They are definitely more comfortable.

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    Just put on my second set of Hutchinson Fusion 3's after 3,100 miles on the first. Durable, only had 2 flats. Easy to get on and off. Corner great and only about 55-60 bucks for the set shipped from Nashbar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NolesOrNothing View Post
    Just put on my second set of Hutchinson Fusion 3's after 3,100 miles on the first. Durable, only had 2 flats. Easy to get on and off. Corner great and only about 55-60 bucks for the set shipped from Nashbar.

    This is exactly what I am thinking.

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    Conti 4000s is $56 right now at Excel Sports. I just got 2 for $49 each, but that was a daily special at bike tires direct. There are plenty who feel the 4000s is the tire to beat.

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