Ponture proof tires

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  1. musher

    musher New Member

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    I'm looking for a ponture proof set of training tires.I tried different sets but still getting lots of flats,i ride an average of 350 miles a week, i weigh 140 lb. . Here in the Pacific northwest ( cascades ) the roads are not always very good and we find a lot of junk on the road side. Are you getting a lots of flats? do you know any poncture proof tires :rolleyes:
     
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  2. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    What is you wheel and rim size?

    Are you inflating the tyres with a floor pump with a gauge?
     
  3. Retro Grouch

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    There is no puncture proof but some tires are definitely much more puncture resistant than others.

    Specialized Armadillos are generally touted as the most puncture resistant tires but they are on the heavy side and have a reputation for riding like you're on a bare rim.

    I think that Continental Gatorbacks, while less puncture resistant, are a better compromise between puncture resistance and performance. Lots of riders have other favorite brands.
     
  4. lks

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    I weigh 140lbs and ride very bad roads, about 7.5k miles/yr. I use Michelin Pro2 Race 700x23 clincher tires( 220 grams) with 50 gram Continental Race Supersonic 28 tubes mounted on Mavic ES & TDF Kysrium wheels. 95psi rear & 90psi front. I rarely get a flat. I understand the new Continental GP 4000 clinchers are even more puncture proof but they require tire levers to mount on my Kysriums and I won't ride a tire I can't mount with only my hands. Some people believe thin tubes flat more. I believe that, if an object gets thru your tire casing, no tube is going to stop it.
     
  5. rek

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    On my commuter bike I ride rather puncture-resistant tyres, and then lay a Mr Tuffy strip between the tube and tyre.

    As far as good reliable road (700c) tyres go, I like the Continental GP 4-Seasons. They are sort of like the Gatorskins Retro Grouch mentioned, but a bit racier (softer rubber compound, and lighter.)
     
  6. gclark8

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    Did not answer, :rolleyes: assume 700c like the rest, he must have a pump with a gauge...

    OK, my 2c:
    Training wheels, Tri bike, Conti Ulta Gator Skins,
    Race wheels, both bikes, Conti GP4000. :D
     
  7. IcemanYQQ

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    I am 6'2", and weight ranges 190-230lbs. I have NOT had a flat in EIGHT years (approx 50,000km). While there is some luck involved, and a strange ritual sacrifice before every ride (just kidding), I ride Vittoria Corsa CX tyres. Before that, I used Vittoria Open All-Weather Pro. Here is a link to their website.

    http://www.vittoria.com/index3.asp?lingua=en

    I check the tyre pressure every second day, or every day if it's a long ride. 120psi. Not 119, not 121. I use the same Silca pump every time, I will not use another pump unless it's an emergency (twice). I use Vittoria tubes (buytl), and check the tyres once a week for slices or debris.
     
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