I'm thinking about getting a set of these for my tri bike. They seem like a good mix between durability and weight. I'll hold off on getting lightweight pure racing tires until maybe next year, if I have a 2nd set of wheels.
Most reviews seem to be positive for the GP 4000s, better than the Michelin Pro 3 tires. Any thoughts on this?
By the way, I'll be getting the 650 clinchers, and I'll probably order them online. Most of the local stores don't seem to carry many 650 tires these days.
Both the 4000S and Pro3 are pretty nice. The Pro4's are apparently out (or coming soon) and a "significant" improvement, but haven't read any reviews nor seen pricing. I feel like if you can get a good deal on any of those sets, you'd be happier than the whatever you're currently on. My $.02.
I picked up the GP 4000 650 clincher at "Freshbikes" in Bethesda the other week. They had plenty in stock. Might want to try them?
I'll think about it, but I don't head out to Bethesda very often.
I'm currently using the Vittoria Rubino Pro tires that came with my Felt S32. No complaints, but after a couple years, I think the tires are close to the end of their useful life.
I also ride on 650 wheels. I now have Pro3 on my training bike, but going back GP4000s. The Pro3 wear out too fast compared to the GP4000s.