Re: RIP: IRC Triathlon Kevlar (was Re: [CR]tires for tandems...)

Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2007

Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2005 17:16:52 -0600
From: John Thompson <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: RIP: IRC Triathlon Kevlar (was Re: [CR]tires for tandems...)
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Louis Schulman wrote:
> In my opinion, the best value in a narrow clincher was the IRC Triathlon
> Kevlar. Indestructable, long-wearing, good ride, good fit, reasonably
> light weight, tan sidewall. And, under $20. That was a great tire.
> Of course, like every non-gimmicky non-hyped product,it now appears that
> IRC has stopped making this tire. A comparable tire, such as the
> Veloflex Pave, costs three times as much, and I'll bet it isn't as durable.
> I wish I had stocked up on these. If anyone knows of a cache in 700x20,
> let me know.

In a similar vein, does anyone have recommendations for decent, wallet-friendly 700C clincher tires in sub-20mm width? My last Michelin 18mm HD Comps are showing wear, and as far as I can tell, nobody seems to make 18mm tires anymore.

John (
Appleton WI USA