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2nd puncuture in a week........

Postby jbellj » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:06 am

2 punctures in a week, on my Decathlon Triban 3 - any recomendations for bomb proof road bike tyres (at a reasonable cost :D )?

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Re: 2nd puncuture in a week........

Postby The Rookie » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:16 am


It's possible you picked up a shard at the same time as the first puncture and it's just worked it's way through.....

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Re: 2nd puncuture in a week........

Postby Initialised » Wed Oct 24, 2012 22:28 pm

I've only had pinch flats on my front Gatorskin (lost the rear to a large chunk of glass) and my Kevlar wrapped Snow Studs have never punctured.

When I was fairly new to daily commuting I had a run of three punctures at around the same place on the tube. Turned out to be a small bit of wire I hadn't removed.
I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.

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Re: 2nd puncuture in a week........

Postby corshamjim » Thu Oct 25, 2012 06:56 am

For a road bike I'd recommend Schwalbe Durano Plus. They're not cheap but can you put a price on peace-of-mind?

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Re: 2nd puncuture in a week........

Postby davis » Thu Oct 25, 2012 16:20 pm

Schwalbe Marathon Plus
Schwalbe Durano Plus
Continental Gatorskin
Vittoria Rubino Pro

Take yer pick between the bottom 3 pretty much. Schwalbe Marathon Pluses are generally recognised as the bomb-proof tyre. Experiences between the rest of them will no doubt vary (you'll find someone that hates one tyre; the next bloke along will love them).
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Re: 2nd puncuture in a week........

Postby leeefm » Wed Oct 31, 2012 23:50 pm

I'll second the durano plus. Been using them for 3 years and they're great. A bugger to get on the rims though, but I've only had a few punctures in them, and they roll pretty quickly for such a tyre. A friend of mine just wore out his last set of marathon pluses over several years of riding, and guess what? Zero punctures...

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Re: 2nd puncuture in a week........

Postby thecycleclinic » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:19 am

Conti gator hardshell as well.
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Re: 2nd puncuture in a week........

Postby gbsahne » Tue Nov 06, 2012 22:44 pm

thecycleclinic wrote:Conti gator hardshell as well.

Not sure about that, 3rd puncture tonight in as many months since fitting it, thankfully only a 5min walk from home but it means I've got to look at it in the morning.

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