So what happens when you put side by side the one of best selling puncture proof road tyres in Ireland/UK and Tannus Tyre?
First Question Everyone asks is weight. How heavy they are?
But first lets see what you need to take into consideration as 'weight':
Gatorskins 700 x23 come in two formats of bead: folding and wire, 220g resp. 290g each, let's go with the wire ones (pain in the ass to put on and off)
- Then you need a Rim Tape, 22g each
- Also a tube like Conti Race, 105g each
- Pump Lezyne P Drive mini, 90g
- Spare tubes of course, 105g each
- Tools, can't forget them! Weldite Cure-C-Cure kit for example, 41g
- And at least a saddle bag like a Topeak Aero Wedge, 100g
Lets round that up, 2 Tyres, 4 Tubes, 2 Rim Tapes, Pump, Tools, Bag = 1275g
Tannus Tyres 700 x23 come only in one variant, and many many colors. Weighs at 380g each.
- no Rim Tape, nope don't need it
- Tubes? Nope. We go solid.
- Pump? Nah. No air guys.
- Spares? What?
- Tools? Ehm. Sell them.
- Bag? Well put the snacks there, 100g
Lets round that up, 2 Tyres and a bag = 860g
Weight? Nearly half a kilo savings. Yes lightweight. Very light.
Tannus ONE vs Conti ZERO
What about Rolling Resistance, Bounce and Pressure?
Imagine riding your Contis at 100psi at all times! The performance on top of the scales all the time! Perfect balance of rolling resistance and bounce. How long does it last? Till you get a puncture? No. The moment you take the pump off the valve you loose up to 5psi. Next day you lost another 5psi through the walls of your tubes after riding for few hours. This continues constantly and next Saturday Morning on your training day If you don't blow em up again you are riding on some 75-85psi at best. You might feel its fine, it's comfortable, it's fast. No. You are just letting your Contis do just half the job they were made for.
Tannus Tyres stay solid 100psi equivalent all of their guaranteed lifetime! 100% of the time you are riding at peak performance. No compromise. They roll exactly like your Contis, Bounce the same at same air pressure as 100psi.
Its a draw. Same performance and road feel.
Tannus TWO vs Conti ONE
Grip, what about grip in wet? Am I safe?
Gatorskin Tyres are great on contact with wet road, in rain and in dry. But what If you get a blow out at high speed? Where will that take you?
In comparison Tannus Tyres are the only Tyres in WORLD safety certified by TÜV Rheinland (Germany). That not only means they are completely safe regarding to punctures but also to grip capabilities in wet and dry as any other proper Tyres.
Amazing Grip and Certified Safety. Tannus Wins.
Tannus THREE vs Conti ONE
Are they expensive? What about the price?
Continental Gatorskin 700 x23 with wire bead and all of the needed components for surviving the puncture and daily life with pneumatic tyres. Will cost you:
- Conti Gatorskin 700 x23, Wire Bead, 290g, €35.49 x2
- Schwalbe Rim Tape, 22g, €2.99 x2
- Conti Race Tubes, 105g, €5.49 x2
- Pump Lezyne P Drive mini, 90g, €35.49
- Spare tubes of course, 105g, €5.49 x2
- Tools, Weldite Cure-C-Cure kit, 41g, €7.49
- Topeak Aero Wedge, 100g, €15.49
Total of €157.39 at best on-line prices like of Chainreactioncycles.com or best concrete retail prices around €224.91. Large sums indeed.
Not accounting for mounting at a shop and ALL the hassle changing flats will bring over their lifetime, which for average rider is about a year worth of riding.
Tannus Tyres 700 x23 in any of the many colors cost €139.00 for a set. Always. Everywhere. Not accounting for mounting at a shop. They also are guaranteed for 10000 km on thread wear and FLAT FREE forever!
Tannus FOUR vs Conti ONE
4 reasons why go for Tannus Tyres. If your shop doesn't stock them yet give us a shout, we sort them out, and get you a pair fitted ASAP.