Puncture resistant tyres

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Julian, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. Julian

    Julian Guest

    Hi

    I have googled the group for opinions on puncture proof
    tyres but I thought I'd ask anyway, sorry if this is old
    ground. Does anyone have any favorite puncture proof tyre?
    Is the Conti Ultragator Duraskin (sounds like a
    contraceptive to me, still if anything ought to be puncture
    proof...) any good. Someone else has mentioned Vredestein
    tyres marked "PRS". I'm using 700 23 Ricorsos and they're
    giving me grief. TIA.
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    Julian
     
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  2. Msa

    Msa Guest

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > I have googled the group for opinions on puncture proof
    > tyres but I thought I'd ask anyway, sorry if this is
    > old ground
    >

    I don't think there is such a thing as a puncture proof
    tire except for those horrid rigid things that were
    around one time.

    There are tyres that are more 'puncture resistant' than
    others though. I'm sure the group will advise, but as you
    say it has been covered many times (and has been talked
    about this week actually).

    Now, if anyone could tell me a tyre that retails for under
    £15, comes in 700c x 23mm and will fit on my wheels easier
    than what I've got at the moment (cheap Vittoria's) I'd be
    interested (maybe even excited!). My current rubbers WILL
    NOT go on without the aid of a tyre lever, and I think I
    know most tricks in the book. Same on both sets of wheels,
    Mavic CXP33's and Open Pro's. Maybe Mavic's are known for
    being 'large'?

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  3. Richard M

    Richard M Guest

    On Wed, 10 Mar 2004 20:21:36 +0000, Julian
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Hi
    >
    >I have googled the group for opinions on puncture proof
    >tyres but I thought I'd ask anyway, sorry if this is old
    >ground. Does anyone have any favorite puncture proof tyre?
    >Is the Conti Ultragator Duraskin (sounds like a
    >contraceptive to me, still if anything ought to be puncture
    >proof...) any good. Someone else has mentioned Vredestein
    >tyres marked "PRS". I'm using 700 23 Ricorsos and they're
    >giving me grief.

    Specialised Armadilloios are about as punture proof as you
    are going to get with a tyre, they do a 700/23 version as
    well. Puncture proof they may be (got them on the rear of my
    commuter) but they are NOT the best feeling tyre. You pays
    your money....... Cheers Richard

    Please remove THIS if replying
     
  4. Succorso

    Succorso Guest

    Julian wrote:
    > Hi
    >
    > I have googled the group for opinions on puncture proof
    > tyres but I thought I'd ask anyway, sorry if this is old
    > ground. Does anyone have any favorite puncture proof tyre?
    > Is the Conti Ultragator Duraskin (sounds like a
    > contraceptive to me, still if anything ought to be
    > puncture proof...) any good. Someone else has mentioned
    > Vredestein tyres marked "PRS". I'm using 700 23 Ricorsos
    > and they're giving me grief. TIA.

    I have Schwalbe Hurricanes on my Dawes. I've had several
    punctures - despite the "Puncture Resistant" claims.

    I have now added Slime kevlar inserts - so far, no
    punctures since.

    --
    Chris
    --
     
  5. Dave Kahn

    Dave Kahn Guest

    On Wed, 10 Mar 2004 21:38:16 GMT, [email protected] (Richard M)
    wrote:

    >Specialised Armadilloios are about as punture proof as you
    >are going to get with a tyre, they do a 700/23 version as
    >well. Puncture proof they may be (got them on the rear of
    >my commuter) but they are NOT the best feeling tyre.

    Not quite puncture proof. I've had one puncture so far in a
    Nimbus Armadillo fitted new just before the New Year. It was
    a flint that had worked its way in. I don't think the
    rolling quality is as bad as many people say.

    --
    Dave...

    Get a bicycle. You will not regret it. If you live. -
    Mark Twain
     
  6. David Martin

    David Martin Guest

    On 10/3/04 9:51 pm, in article [email protected],
    "Succorso" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Julian wrote:
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> I have googled the group for opinions on puncture proof
    >> tyres but I thought I'd ask anyway, sorry if this is old
    >> ground. Does anyone have any favorite puncture proof
    >> tyre? Is the Conti Ultragator Duraskin (sounds like a
    >> contraceptive to me, still if anything ought to be
    >> puncture proof...) any good. Someone else has mentioned
    >> Vredestein tyres marked "PRS". I'm using 700 23 Ricorsos
    >> and they're giving me grief. TIA.
    >
    > I have Schwalbe Hurricanes on my Dawes. I've had several
    > punctures - despite the "Puncture Resistant" claims.
    >
    > I have now added Slime kevlar inserts - so far, no
    > punctures since.

    Is this another reason for riding further out from the edge
    of the road? I shouldn't tempt the puncture fairy but in my
    normal cycling I see lots of grit/gravel etc out of the
    normal area swept by the cars and do my best to avoid it.
    This leads to a marked absence in nasty hissy noises. The PF
    has to wait for tyre destruction to occur.

    ..d
     
  7. John Miller

    John Miller Guest

    "Julian" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Hi
    >
    > I have googled the group for opinions on puncture proof
    > tyres but
    I
    > thought I'd ask anyway, sorry if this is old ground.
    > Does anyone
    have
    > any favorite puncture proof tyre? Is the Conti Ultragator
    > Duraskin (sounds like a contraceptive to me, still if
    > anything ought to be puncture proof...) any good. Someone
    > else has mentioned Vredestein
    tyres
    > marked "PRS". I'm using 700 23 Ricorsos and they're
    > giving me
    grief.
    > TIA.
    > --
    > Julian

    Julian

    I've got a pair of Conti Ultragators (700x23) on my winter
    bike. First time out, got a big thorn through the rear one
    but since then (18 months) not another puncture. I like them
    - they're smooth rolling, decent grip and wear very well.
    Just lost the rear one to a split in the casing, but
    replaced it with same tyre.

    John Miller
     
  8. Tufo has an extremely puncture proof tyre Tufo Elite Diamond
    28 LPS. http://www.tufo.com/index.php?lg=en&mn=4&id=5 It is
    actually a cyclo-cross tyre, but it is slick and is rolling
    very well. I have bee riding them on all kind of surfaces
    including gravel roads and terrain with no punctures so far.

    Tufo also has slicker tyres as with the same puncture proof
    ply and high TPI count e.g.
    http://www.tufo.com/index.php?lg=en&mn=1&id=47 Common for
    all the "Elite" models is that they are expensive, though

    By mistake I purchased four Elite Diamond 28 LPS tyres that
    fit a tubular rim, while I have clincher rims. I sell them
    for a good price (40 £, they are usually sold for 65 - 70 $)
    Erik Lindeberg, Trondheim, Norway. (replace "com" by "no" in
    my email address if you want to reply directly)

    "Julian" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Hi
    >
    > I have googled the group for opinions on puncture proof
    > tyres but I thought I'd ask anyway, sorry if this is old
    > ground. Does anyone have any favorite puncture proof tyre?
    > Is the Conti Ultragator Duraskin (sounds like a
    > contraceptive to me, still if anything ought to be
    > puncture proof...) any good. Someone else has mentioned
    > Vredestein tyres marked "PRS". I'm using 700 23 Ricorsos
    > and they're giving me grief. TIA.
    > --
    > Julian
     
  9. I find Specialised Fatboys which I use on a road MTB superb.
    I've used them for years. I think that being slick is an
    advantage. Some treads pick up rubbish.

    There was a terrible tyre with such a pattern some years
    ago, the Michelin
    Idilis.
     
  10. "John Miller" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "Julian" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > message
    >> I've got a pair of Conti Ultragators (700x23) on my
    >> winter bike.
    > First time out, got a big thorn through the rear one but
    > since then (18 months) not another puncture. I like them -
    > they're smooth rolling, decent grip and wear very well.
    > Just lost the rear one to a split in the casing, but
    > replaced it with same tyre.
    >
    >

    I can endorse John's experience. Been using Ultragators (700
    x 23 and 700 x 28) on the 3 household bikes that see daily
    use totalling ~ 15miles round town and occasional 25 - 50
    mile day rides for over 18 months. Great rolling and wear
    and only a couple of punctures.

    Anthony
     
  11. Elyob

    Elyob Guest

    "Dave Kahn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > On Wed, 10 Mar 2004 21:38:16 GMT, [email protected]
    > (Richard M) wrote:
    >
    >
    > >Specialised Armadilloios are about as punture proof as
    > >you are going to get with a tyre, they do a 700/23
    > >version as well. Puncture proof they may be (got them on
    > >the rear of my commuter) but they are NOT the best
    > >feeling tyre.
    >
    > Not quite puncture proof. I've had one puncture so far in
    > a Nimbus Armadillo fitted new just before the New Year. It
    > was a flint that had worked its way in. I don't think the
    > rolling quality is as bad as many people say.

    Armadillo was the way to go for me. I laugh in the face of
    broken bottles, and often touch wood.
     
  12. Mseries

    Mseries Guest

    David Martin wrote:

    >
    > Is this another reason for riding further out from the
    > edge of the road? I shouldn't tempt the puncture fairy but
    > in my normal cycling I see lots of grit/gravel etc out of
    > the normal area swept by the cars and do my best to avoid
    > it. This leads to a marked absence in nasty hissy noises.
    > The PF has to wait for tyre destruction to occur.
    >
    > ..d
    >

    Yes, the motor traffic grinds the grit, glass etc into
    harmless dust, causes other debris such as thorns to be
    pushed away. Another good reason for not using cycle paths,
    lanes and pavements.

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  13. Simon Mason

    Simon Mason Guest

    "Julian" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Hi
    >
    > I have googled the group for opinions on puncture proof
    > tyres but I thought I'd ask anyway, sorry if this is old
    > ground. Does anyone have any favorite puncture proof tyre?
    > Is the Conti Ultragator Duraskin (sounds like a
    > contraceptive to me, still if anything ought to be
    > puncture proof...) any good. Someone else has mentioned
    > Vredestein tyres marked "PRS". I'm using 700 23 Ricorsos
    > and they're giving me grief.

    To big for you but these Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres are
    bombproof if you've got a hybrid.

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/v2_product_detail.asp?ProdID=-
    5360007837

    --
    Simon Mason Anlaby East Yorkshire. 53°44'N 0°26'W
    http://www.simonmason.karoo.net
     
  14. W K

    W K Guest

    "Gearóid Ó Laoi/Garry Lee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > I find Specialised Fatboys which I use on a road MTB
    > superb. I've used
    them
    > for years.

    I know that "Myra" didn't rate hers, but mine have been OK.
    I occaisionally pull out the shards of glass, and have had
    longer ones out of my "specialized ES"s
     
  15. Pete Biggs

    Pete Biggs Guest

    MSA wrote:
    > Now, if anyone could tell me a tyre that retails for under
    > £15, comes in 700c x 23mm and will fit on my wheels easier
    > than what I've got at the moment (cheap Vittoria's) I'd be
    > interested (maybe even excited!).

    Old version of Vittoria Open Corsa CX TT 23 can *sometimes*
    be bought for £15 (eg. from Xpedia). On Open Pros, they are
    the easiest fitting tyres of any sort I've ever used on any
    bike - and I don't mean the loosest (because too loose is
    also awkward), but the easiest to handle (especially once
    used a bit). Can be fitted (and removed!!!*) on/from Open
    Pro rims without any tools whatsoever. Won't last as long as
    your cheap Vittorias though, and cut easily in the wet. A
    great tyre for a summer/dry-weather road bike. For winter,
    why not use 25mm tyres? They tend to fit easier and still
    can be fast. Usual Open Corsa price is about £19 to £21 from
    the best dealers. EVO
    CX/KS is virtually the same thing, AFAIK.

    * I did have one pair that would remove themselves (BANG!-
    style) but I reckon they were from a dodgy batch (and are
    fine on slightly wider MA2 rims anyway). Rest have been
    fine, and that's quite a few.

    ~PB
     
  16. Pete Biggs

    Pete Biggs Guest

    MSA wrote:
    > Now, if anyone could tell me a tyre that retails for under
    > £15, comes in 700c x 23mm and will fit on my wheels easier
    > than what I've got at the moment (cheap Vittoria's) I'd be
    > interested (maybe even excited!).

    Old version of Vittoria Open Corsa CX TT 23 can *sometimes*
    be bought for £15 (eg. from Xpedia). On Open Pros, they are
    the easiest fitting tyres of any sort I've ever used on any
    bike - and I don't mean the loosest (because too loose is
    also awkward), but the easiest to handle (especially once
    used a bit). Can be fitted (and removed!!!*) on/from Open
    Pro rims without any tools whatsoever. Won't last as long as
    your cheap Vittorias though, and cut easily in the wet. A
    great tyre for a summer/dry-weather road bike. For winter,
    why not use 25mm tyres? They tend to fit easier and still
    can be fast. Usual Open Corsa price is about £19 to £21 from
    the best dealers. EVO
    CX/KS is virtually the same thing, AFAIK.

    * I did have one pair that would remove themselves (BANG!-
    style) but I reckon they were from a dodgy batch (and are
    fine on slightly wider MA2 rims anyway). Rest have been
    fine, and that's quite a few.

    ~PB
     
  17. Julian <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Hi
    >
    > I have googled the group for opinions on puncture proof
    > tyres but I thought I'd ask anyway, sorry if this is old
    > ground. Does anyone have any favorite puncture proof tyre?
    > Is the Conti Ultragator Duraskin (sounds like a
    > contraceptive to me, still if anything ought to be
    > puncture proof...) any good. Someone else has mentioned
    > Vredestein tyres marked "PRS". I'm using 700 23 Ricorsos
    > and they're giving me grief. TIA.

    Specialized Armadillos.
     
  18. Msa

    Msa Guest

    In article <[email protected]>,
    ptangerine {remove_fruit}@biggs.tc says...
    > > Now, if anyone could tell me a tyre that retails for
    > > under £15, comes in 700c x 23mm and will fit on my
    > > wheels easier than what I've got at the moment (cheap
    > > Vittoria's) I'd be interested (maybe even excited!).
    >
    > Old version of Vittoria Open Corsa CX TT 23 can
    > *sometimes* be bought for £15 (eg. from Xpedia). On Open
    > Pros, they are the easiest fitting tyres of any sort I've
    > ever used on any bike
    >

    Thanks Pete, I'm always open to suggestions. I'll give a
    pair a try.

    --
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    volume. Some settling of contents may have occurred during
    transmission
     
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