Are non-Black Chili Continental really that bad ?
I'm looking to buy new tires on my loaner and commuter bikes and was thinking about fitting them all with Continental tires. I want to buy some of each :
-Baron 2,3 (20$ non-chili / 46$ APEX chili)
-Trail King 2,2 (14$ non chili / 70$ UST chill)
-Trail King 2,4 (20$ non-chili / 60$ UST chili)
These tires will be used hard on my FR/AM bike so I want wire bead or UST/APEX sidewalls, no folding only option because I've heard that the casings were too thin.
I thought about using an APEX+chili Baron 2,3 front and regular Baron 2,3 rear on my own bike, but everywhere I read, people say that the regular compound isn't worth anything in wet climates.
These will be used in wet areas with lots of rocks. I like low pressure and do pinch flat often.
I'm thinking that at 14$/TK2,2 and 20$/TK 2,4, it could be a good price to test the tread and get a feeel fr them. I can'T find any of these locally and have seen neither in real life.
Thanks for any info!
Ps: I've done a LOT of research and I'm set on this brand + models.