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    Basic Question - stupid??

    The prize for the stupid question of the day,

    I go into my LBS today to pick-up a Michelin Carbon - $78 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I left without it and checked out Bikeroom.com when I got home - Michelin Carbon - $43

    Go figure.

    Anyway, I get looking at the other stuff and am looking at the Spin Skinz - when I buy Spin Skinz - am I buying a package for two tires or just one?

    Bikeroom doesn't really make it clear and I can't tell from the Spin Skinz web-site.

    While I'm at it - I'm looking at the Kenda Koncept tires on BikeRoom - they're cheap - don't know how durable or anything else about them - anyone??

    Anyway - any help on the Spin Skinz anyone??

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    The Spin Skinz I bought for my MTB came as a pair. The pair of them acted in collusion in wearing a pair of holes in two MTB tubes and giving me a pair of flats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toomanybikes
    I go into my LBS today to pick-up a Michelin Carbon - $78 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I left without it and checked out Bikeroom.com when I got home - Michelin Carbon - $43
    biketiresdirect.com, RBR advertiser has them for $29 a piece.

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    ....lucky you didn't look in Europe....Carbons are like 23 bucks here and Pro Race ($60 on that site) are sometimes the same or even less......something strange is up with tire pricing around the world...

    Even in the US prices can be much lower:
    http://www.bicycletires.com

    Carbon $29.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by asterisk
    biketiresdirect.com, RBR advertiser has them for $29 a piece.
    Yup, I was ready to order from their until I got to the shipping page where they said they ship only to the lower 48 and certainly do not ship to Canada ...................

    Third World Country status - again .......................

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    Damn, that sucks... sorry man. They're close enough to me that I just pick them up at their warehouse.

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    Kenda Koncepts work for me.

    [QUOTE=toomanybikes] ...While I'm at it - I'm looking at the Kenda Koncept tires on BikeRoom - they're cheap - don't know how durable or anything else about them - anyone??QUOTE]

    I use them for commuting/training. The road feel is OK and I've had no problems with them sticking to the pavement. Where they've been exceptional is in flat resistance. When I first started commuting to work, I got a flat every two weeks on my Conti 2000 Ultras.

    I picked up the Koncepts from Supergo for $10 apiece (they're regularly on sale at this price), figuring that they're worth a shot. Anyway, after about 4 months of commuting, I never had a flat on my commute on these tires...and I've road debris and patches of glass that I couldn't avoid.

    I read some of the reviews and these tires may have sidewall durability problems. But they've done fine by me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toomanybikes
    ...While I'm at it - I'm looking at the Kenda Koncept tires on BikeRoom - they're cheap - don't know how durable or anything else about them - anyone??QUOTE]

    I use them for commuting/training. The road feel is OK and I've had no problems with them sticking to the pavement. Where they've been exceptional is in flat resistance. When I first started commuting to work, I got a flat every two weeks on my Conti 2000 Ultras.

    I picked up the Koncepts from Supergo for $10 apiece (they're regularly on sale at this price), figuring that they're worth a shot. Anyway, after about 4 months of commuting, I never had a flat on my commute on these tires...and I've road debris and patches of glass that I couldn't avoid.

    I read some of the reviews and these tires may have sidewall durability problems. But they've done fine by me.
    Perfect - that's what I want - cheap for the commuter and not getting aflat every block.

    Amazing what's on the road now that the snow is melting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toomanybikes
    Yup, I was ready to order from their until I got to the shipping page where they said they ship only to the lower 48 and certainly do not ship to Canada ...................

    Third World Country status - again .......................
    LaBicicletta is Canadian and has good prices on tires (and other stuff, too). They have shops on both sides of the border and so serve USA/Canada equally well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toomanybikes
    Yup, I was ready to order from their until I got to the shipping page where they said they ship only to the lower 48 and certainly do not ship to Canada ...................

    Third World Country status - again .......................
    try [email protected]. DAnny might ship to Canada, especially if you ask nicely and bribe him with candy. he has the Carbons for $24 a piece.
    when you said $70+, that was in Canadian pesos, yes? ;)

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