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Tires I want to replace the tyres on my bike. I saw a documentary on TV for bicycles, a service man on Belgium said that for bicycles it is better if the tyres are left in the basement for couple of years, I wonder does this apply to all the tyres or not? currently I have Bridgestone, what do you recon, which ones should I buy?

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Never heard of that. I use Schwable Marathon Plus' on my touring bicycles and have never had anyone (including the Schwable factory rep) mention putting tires in a basement. Besides, I don't have a basement. I'm pretty happy with the Bridgestones on my Shadow Aero. 12,500+ on them and they still have a lot of life left. I will need to replace the tires on my Rebel next year and I'll probably go with Metzlers. When the time comes to replace the Shadows tires, I'll get Metzlers for them as well. Two of my Guzzi have Metzlers and they feel superior to the Bridgestones. Better traction on the road when its raining out. And the few times I've ridden when its snowing, the Metzlers gripped MUCH better than the Bridgestones.

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