Author Topic: Amberwall tyres  (Read 993 times)

Amberwall tyres
« on: November 10, 2018, 04:45:42 pm »
There's not much choice if you want amberwall tyres, off the top of my head there are these:

Open Tubular (expensive, fast, fragile, comfortable):
Vittoria Corsa G+
Vittoria Corsa Speed G+
Veloflex (various models)
Challenge (various models)
Specialised Turbo Cotton

Med weight with good suppleness:
Panaracer Pasela (700x25 seems to be out of of stock from online retailers most of the time)


Touring, low end, cheap:
Michelin World Tour
Michelin Dynamic Classic
Schwable Lugano

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Amberwall tyres
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 05:31:13 pm »

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Re: Amberwall tyres
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 05:36:22 pm »
At a guess amberwall and tan wall are the same thing?

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Amberwall tyres
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2018, 05:39:32 pm »
Usually skinwall tyres (without any black dye) or gumwall tyres (with yellow rubber).
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Re: Amberwall tyres
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2018, 05:44:21 pm »
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Re: Amberwall tyres
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2018, 05:51:25 pm »
Usually skinwall tyres (without any black dye) or gumwall tyres (with yellow rubber).

Quite different things!
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Amberwall tyres
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2018, 05:58:13 pm »
Yup, so know what you are getting. Usually the first option is expensive and light while the second is cheap and heavy.
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DaT

Re: Amberwall tyres
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2018, 06:00:54 pm »
Compass make some beautiful and very comfortable tyres. Rode the 650bx38c for a while.

https://www.compasscycle.com/product-category/components/tires/

Re: Amberwall tyres
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2018, 06:29:05 pm »
BTW the very nice Veloflex Master tyres now come in 28mm, as well as 25mm and 23mm: http://www.veloflex.it/en/open-tubular-master28

Size-wise, they're usually pretty much to spec, or under, depending on the rim, unlike most, which tend to go over.
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Re: Amberwall tyres
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2018, 06:31:48 pm »
Schwalbe City Jet are available in 26" x 1.5 or 1.95".
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Re: Amberwall tyres
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2018, 09:12:14 am »
What used to be Michelin Axial Sport is now Michelin Dynamic Classic, a cheap low grade tyre at £7.

Planet X seems to have several amberwalls with lesser known brand names, eg:
https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYPAJBG/jack-brown-green-folding-tyre
https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYPANS/nifty-swifty-wire-tyre
https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYPARP/rolly-poly-folding-tyre
https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYNIFTFT/fairweather-tyre-for-traveler

Re: Amberwall tyres
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2018, 11:13:57 am »
I think those planet X tyres above are panaracer models that Rivendell Bike Works (used to?) sell in the US; I don't know if they're end of line, overstock, or whatever, but assuming they're the same as the RivBike ones they're likely to be decent..

Re: Amberwall tyres
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2018, 12:18:19 pm »
Plus one for compass. Preferably ultra lights.
Expensive and a little tricky to set up, but despite the frail appearance, incredibly hard wearing.
One set of 650b 42mm with a few 1000 km on, and one set 700cc 44mm that were used on TCR (lots of dodgy surfaces). Still tonnes of tread left on both.
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Re: Amberwall tyres
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2018, 05:31:16 pm »
The Panaracer Pasela 700x25 is actually 23mm wide on my Mavic 20mm MA2 rim.