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t0mm0r

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i'm lookin for some nice training tires that are not flat prone and will last me a good 5k miles. lookin around the 50 to 60 dollar range for a pair... anyone have any suggestions
 

Alistair Doe

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Hi,

I've just bought a set of "puncture proof" tyres in the UK. They are great, slightly more rollling resistance than my normal 700Cx23 but great for winter training. Prior to using these, I was puncturing 1-2 times per training run. The company which sells them say they are about 1-2mph slower that normal tyres.

They are made by a company called GreenTyre. If you want more details then please let me know.

PS they come in different colours for the image concious.
 

t0mm0r

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Originally posted by Alistair Doe
Hi,

I've just bought a set of "puncture proof" tyres in the UK. They are great, slightly more rollling resistance than my normal 700Cx23 but great for winter training. Prior to using these, I was puncturing 1-2 times per training run. The company which sells them say they are about 1-2mph slower that normal tyres.

They are made by a company called GreenTyre. If you want more details then please let me know.

PS they come in different colours for the image concious.

is there somewhere where i can find them online to order. I live in the US so i would prefer a US based vendor
 

t0mm0r

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Originally posted by Alistair Doe
I used http://www.racingcyclist.com/

They are very helpful and may know of a US vendor.

well i found that i can order them right from the GreenTyre website. though i'm a bit weary of the whole airless thing. how does the feel of the ride compare to regular rubber tyres. also i will be riding about 200 mile weeks this summer and i don't want something that will fatigue me quickly by trying to avg at least 17 mph. i probably won't be racing so its not much of a factor. I just cycle to keep in shape and for the mere enjoyment of being on a bike that i so dearly love. Stupid winter is keepin me off from it right now. being cold just takes away all the fun :(
 

Corsaire

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All Condition Armadillos 700x23C
www.specialized.com

Tough, hard to get flats and good for training since they're a bit on the heavy side, it can only make you stronger boy!
Corsaire
 

Alistair Doe

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I've only done about 200 miles on the GreenTyres and find them fine. Not as comfortable as air but not as hard as you might think. They claim about 100psi and I have no reason to doubt this but I do have carbon forks which helps. Just the lack of punctures makes them great for training and winter runs.
 

tmctguer

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i also use the specialized armadillos. they have a kevlar lining, and i also put a tire liner in them. i rarely have a flat, and when i get one, i know it was something big that i ran over.

they also wear very well, too. probably not the fastest tire, but one of the most durable i've seen. they are about $35 each in the US.
 

tmctguer

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i also use the specialized armadillos. they have a kevlar lining, and i also put a tire liner in them. i rarely have a flat, and when i get one, i know it was something big that i ran over.

they also wear very well, too. probably not the fastest tire, but one of the most durable i've seen. they are about $35 each in the US.
 

tmctguer

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i also use the specialized armadillos. they have a kevlar lining, and i also put a tire liner in them. i rarely have a flat, and when i get one, i know it was something big that i ran over.

they also wear very well, too. probably not the fastest tire, but one of the most durable i've seen. they are about $35 each in the US.
 

tmctguer

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i also use the specialized armadillos. they have a kevlar lining, and i also put a tire liner in them. i rarely have a flat, and when i get one, i know it was something big that i ran over.

they also wear very well, too. probably not the fastest tire, but one of the most durable i've seen. they are about $35 each in the US.
 

tmctguer

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i also use the specialized armadillos. they have a kevlar lining, and i also put a tire liner in them. i rarely have a flat, and when i get one, i know it was something big that i ran over.

they also wear very well, too. probably not the fastest tire, but one of the most durable i've seen. they are about $35 each in the US.
 

tmctguer

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Sep 9, 2003
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i also use the specialized armadillos. they have a kevlar lining, and i also put a tire liner in them. i rarely have a flat, and when i get one, i know it was something big that i ran over.

they also wear very well, too. probably not the fastest tire, but one of the most durable i've seen. they are about $35 each in the US.