SpinSkins or Mr. Tuffy

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by KennethG, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. KennethG

    KennethG New Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with either SpinSkins or Mr. Tuffy tire protection?

    Recommendations? Things to consider?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. meehs

    meehs New Member

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    Toss a coin! They both do the job.

    There are a lot of tires on the market now that have "built-in" flat protection too (Specialized Armidillos for example). And they work very well! They're not as light as a standard tire but they're lighter than a standard tire PLUS the protection strip that you're thinking about. Just something to consider. The wheels are the last place you want unnecessary weight.
     
  3. KennethG

    KennethG New Member

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    Thanks ... I want the armadillo tires but I have 650c wheels and they only make 700c.

    My tires seem to attract sharp objects.
     
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    quantum New Member

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    I use to be "flat-happy" as well, but I've been running Mr. Tuffy for a little over a year with zero punctures.

    Also, if you have a frame with tight clearance between the rear tire and the seat tube (like sloped top tube Giants, for example), the 'dillos may rub.
     
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