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Old 03-24-23, 10:42 AM
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Itís Sad

Itís sad when you see BTD has GP 5000 for 50.00 ea. and you think ď Wow thatís a good priceĒ.
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Old 03-24-23, 10:56 AM
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You must be getting the more expensive version of the GP 5000.

Bike Closet has several models of GP 5000 for just $45 USD.

https://bikecloset.com/product-categ...ssories/tires/

But I guess if you round up, they aren't that much less.
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Old 03-24-23, 11:44 AM
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It’s been a while since I purchased GP’s @ $75 or better.Maybe it’s old stock/shelf life or even better yet the GP6000 is about to drop which is why everyone is getting rid of them.Who Knows for sure.Thank for the heads up.
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Old 03-24-23, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by 7up
Itís been a while since I purchased GPís @ $75 or better.Maybe itís old stock/shelf life or even better yet the GP6000 is about to drop which is why everyone is getting rid of them.Who Knows for sure.Thank for the heads up.

The cheap ones I see here in the UK are in narrow sizes and older spec. 28-30C GP5000S TR are still reassuringly expensive.
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Old 03-24-23, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Bruizer
Itís sad when you see BTD has GP 5000 for 50.00 ea. and you think ď Wow thatís a good priceĒ.
You think $ 50.00 is a lot ?...I just purchased a pair of WTB Raddler tires in a 700 x 44 size for $ 93.00 per tire. Yeah tires are freaking expensive here in Canada.
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Old 03-24-23, 12:18 PM
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Now the big money is in the GP5000S TR tubeless tires. The 700x28 size goes for $80. Fewer people are buying tubed clinchers and more are buying tubeless nowadays. Similarly I think people are gradually moving up to 28mm and leaving behind the once universal 25mm tires.
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IKR? I got a pair of Rene Herse tires for Christmas, but I'm afraid I'll wear them out if I put them on.

I do wonder how much of the change from $20-25 perfectly good tires to the current situation is inflation-based, and how much is corporate greed.
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Old 03-24-23, 02:56 PM
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Not just bike tires. Last trip for groceries made me sad. Used to be when you bought $50 worth of groceries, someone would bag it for you. Now they ask if you want it bagged or are eating it there!!
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Old 03-24-23, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by freeranger
Not just bike tires. Last trip for groceries made me sad. Used to be when you bought $50 worth of groceries, someone would bag it for you. Now they ask if you want it bagged or are eating it there!!
I use self-check out counters and bag them myself in reusable bags.
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Old 03-24-23, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
The cheap ones I see here in the UK are in narrow sizes and older spec. 28-30C GP5000S TR are still reassuringly expensive.
the 28 in transparent is also almost impossible to find in the US. iíve switched back and forth a bunch of times between 28 and 30 because of that. currently have a 28 up front and 30 on the back :twitch:
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it's tiring to try & find good deals on reliable, supple, long use rubbers.
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Originally Posted by Troul
it's tiring to try & find good deals on reliable, supple, long use rubbers.
unfortunately with my riding style, they donít seem to last very long in the rear.
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Old 03-24-23, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by pdlamb
IKR? I got a pair of Rene Herse tires for Christmas, but I'm afraid I'll wear them out if I put them on.

I do wonder how much of the change from $20-25 perfectly good tires to the current situation is inflation-based, and how much is corporate greed.
When were top flight Contis $20?
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Old 03-25-23, 06:41 AM
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Perhaps a bargain for TL users:
https://www.excelsports.com/hutchins...tire-oe-2-pack
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Originally Posted by pdlamb
IKR? I got a pair of Rene Herse tires for Christmas, but I'm afraid I'll wear them out if I put them on.

I do wonder how much of the change from $20-25 perfectly good tires to the current situation is inflation-based, and how much is corporate greed.
It's all a conspiracy by Big Tire.
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Originally Posted by Troul
it's tiring to try & find good deals on reliable, supple, long use rubbers.
Originally Posted by mschwett
unfortunately with my riding style, they donít seem to last very long in the rear.
I'm not going to touch this one.
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Originally Posted by Troul
it's tiring to try & find good deals on reliable, supple, long use rubbers.
Originally Posted by mschwett
unfortunately with my riding style, they donít seem to last very long in the rear.
Oh, the temptation to be permanently banned is sooooo hard to resist!
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it's tiring to try & find good deals on reliable, supple, long use rubbers.
Especially ones you can use more than once.
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I bought 2 28mm gp5k tires a month ago for $88 shipped to my door.
That seems quite reasonable, considering prices in the bike industry and in general over the last 3 years.
I think if I had bought them a few years ago for $88, I would have viewed that cost as acceptable.
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Originally Posted by pdlamb
I do wonder how much of the change from $20-25 perfectly good tires to the current situation is inflation-based, and how much is corporate greed.
When were top flight Contis $20?
You lost me at the apparent non sequitur. Are you saying only Continental ever made "perfectly good tires," and that GP5000 is their top flight? ISTM there's an awful lot of Continental models, and an awful lot of criteria for "best" for which the GP5k would not be best.
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Originally Posted by pdlamb
You lost me at the apparent non sequitur. Are you saying only Continental ever made "perfectly good tires," and that GP5000 is their top flight? ISTM there's an awful lot of Continental models, and an awful lot of criteria for "best" for which the GP5k would not be best.
GP5000 represents their top tier range of road clinchers. 5000S TR variant being the latest and most expensive spec. At $50 I'm presuming these are the regular GP5000 and I was just asking when these were ever $20? If you go down range you might still be able to get reasonable tyres for $20-25, but not GP5000 or similar.
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Try Pirelli then
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Not the latest version, but under $80 tires and tubes. Conti 5000 is not my fave tire, but others squeal about them.
Continental GP5000 Folding Tyres With 2 Free Inner Tubes - Pair | Merlin Cycles

In the same price range this would be my choice.
Vittoria Corsa G2.0 Folding Tyres With 2 Free Inner Tubes - Pair | Merlin Cycles

Rubino prices, anyone? $29.
Vittoria Rubino Pro IV G2.0 Road Tire | ProBikeKit.com

There seem to be fair prices if a person wants tubed tires.
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Originally Posted by wolfchild
I use self-check out counters and bag them myself in reusable bags.

I bag them in GP5000s.
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