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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    It really is amazing what a bike tire costs in relation to an automotive tire.
    Auto tires are still more, but I think the difference is that the better bike tires are hand made in lower volumes while auto tires are truly mass-market items that are totally machine made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmanthree View Post
    Auto tires are still more, but I think the difference is that the better bike tires are hand made in lower volumes while auto tires are truly mass-market items that are totally machine made.

    AFAIK only tubulars still get the handmade treatment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bremerradkurier View Post
    OTOH, bike tires slaughter car tires on the dollars to smiles per mile metric.
    This is the way I look at it, too.

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    Price aside, I think I'm going to hold off on the 5KS until they've been proven on the market for a bit. I recall the 4KS having issues with sidewall blowouts when they came out and they were getting rave reviews at that time. The 4KS2 was an improvement over those. I like the 4KS2, but my teenage son swears by the them. He doesn't want anything else. These will likely be better, but I will wait until the reviews from actual users dishing out serious miles start coming in before I make the leap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terbennett View Post
    Price aside, I think I'm going to hold off on the 5KS until they've been proven on the market for a bit. I recall the 4KS having issues with sidewall blowouts when they came out and they were getting rave reviews at that time. The 4KS2 was an improvement over those. I like the 4KS2, but my teenage son swears by the them. He doesn't want anything else. These will likely be better, but I will wait until the reviews from actual users dishing out serious miles start coming in before I make the leap.
    Why not just think of the 5k's as '4k SIII' instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terbennett View Post
    Price aside, I think I'm going to hold off on the 5KS until they've been proven on the market for a bit. I recall the 4KS having issues with sidewall blowouts when they came out and they were getting rave reviews at that time. The 4KS2 was an improvement over those. I like the 4KS2, but my teenage son swears by the them. He doesn't want anything else. These will likely be better, but I will wait until the reviews from actual users dishing out serious miles start coming in before I make the leap.
    The differences between the GP4KS and the II were only cosmetic.

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    I got my 4KIIs for $37 each. I won't be riding the 5ks anytime soon since the 4KIIs are good enough for me.

    https://www.backcountry.com/continen...rix-4000s-tire

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    Quote Originally Posted by aclinjury View Post
    ..I'm baffled why people go googoo gaga over the Contis when cheaper tire combo are available, with better handling performance, on sale pretty much through out the year.
    It's personal preference, just as you like the tires you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Methodical View Post
    I got my 4KIIs for $37 each. I won't be riding the 5ks anytime soon since the 4KIIs are good enough for me.

    https://www.backcountry.com/continen...rix-4000s-tire
    I just picked up a pair a week ago on black friday for $29.xx each and free shipping. Those plus what i have already in inventory will last me until the price comes down on the 5Ks.
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    Maybe this should be in "hot deals", but since two posts about the prices have been made already:
    Planetcyclery has some GP 4000S II for USD 28, but only 23mm
    (they had the 20mm for USD 25).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Srode View Post
    I just picked up a pair a week ago on black friday for $29.xx each and free shipping. Those plus what i have already in inventory will last me until the price comes down on the 5Ks.
    That's a good price. Did they have 28s at that price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got Time View Post
    Maybe this should be in "hot deals", but since two posts about the prices have been made already:
    Planetcyclery has some GP 4000S II for USD 28, but only 23mm
    (they had the 20mm for USD 25).
    When I check, it seems they never have the size I want when on sale, always 23s. I want either 25 or 28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    I used to think the 4k's were great tires until I tried Vittoria Corsa G+. Now they're just OK.
    The Corsa G+ are indeed awesome but also fragile as hell. I had more G+ flats in 3-4 months than I had with 4ks in 3-4 years.
    Well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion man. - The Dude

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