Puncture Proof Tyres?

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TeamLeanMean
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Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby TeamLeanMean » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:51 pm

While i understand there is no such thing as a Puncture Proof Tyre, i am currently looking at getting a pair of new tyres after recently encountering a few punctures in quick succession, :( Something is telling me "New Tyres" 8) haha

As it is my 1st time that i have had to change my Tyres, can somebody please help me?

What are the best Tyres to get for my Road Bike? I have heard quite a bit about the Continental Ultra Gatorskin Tyres. Has anyone got these? What are they like? Are there any other tyres as effective as these when it comes to preventing as many punctures as poss? I do not mind spending a few quid more if it means that i can prevent Punctures, Fact :wink:

I am entering a Few Races and Sportives Very Very Soon and i would Love to come through them all with NO Punctures but at very least keep them down to a Minimum with some Quality Tyres, :D

Any Recomendations for Inner Tubes too please? :?

Cheers! 8)

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Re: Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby danowat » Wed Sep 12, 2012 13:00 pm

I'll regret saying this..............

I've not had a single puncture this year on my training bike, Conti GP4000 rear and Conti Ultra sport front.....

I swear by conti tyres (although I do race on Vittorias.....)

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Re: Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby ugo.santalucia » Wed Sep 12, 2012 13:02 pm

The best protection is offered by those tyres which are the dullest to ride... Armadillo and the likes. Gatorskin are a very decent compromise, but don't expect miracles.

I found the best solution is becoming very good and very confident at fixing a flat on the road and repairing the tube at home... this way you don't have to compromise on the ride quality using heavy crappy slow tyres.

Continental grand prix series are good quality

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Re: Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby danowat » Wed Sep 12, 2012 13:12 pm

The thing about punctures is (like broken spokes IME), they come in "packs", you'll get a succession of them, and then nothing, I broke 3 spokes, on 3 different wheels, over the space of two weeks at the tail end of last year......

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Re: Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Wed Sep 12, 2012 13:12 pm

Just out of curiosity, Where are you riding to get so many punctures? ie: In which part of the road do you ride normally?

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Re: Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby arnie1000 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 13:15 pm

I have schwalbe durano plus on my road bike and travel on some poor country lanes on my commute to work. They have been on there for about 3000 miles now and not one single puncture. There are looking worse for wear and I will shortly be replacing them like for like.

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Re: Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby drlodge » Wed Sep 12, 2012 13:15 pm

The best tyres are those that come with a pair of eyes that can see obstacles in the road.
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Re: Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby exlaser » Wed Sep 12, 2012 13:33 pm

arnie1000 wrote:I have schwalbe durano plus on my road bike and travel on some poor country lanes on my commute to work. They have been on there for about 3000 miles now and not one single puncture. There are looking worse for wear and I will shortly be replacing them like for like.


+1 for schalbe durano plus. i use them on my best bike.

but if you really want to be punture free, use schwalbe marathon plus. i use them on my bike i use for commuting and have never had a puncture in six years. ( but they are heavy!!!!!)
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Re: Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby oxoman » Wed Sep 12, 2012 13:44 pm

Currently running Specialised Armadillo's on my Hybrid and Gatorskins on my road bike, to date several thousand miles and no visits from the Puncture Fairy. Yes the Armadillo's are not the best for speed and corning etc but they do stop the thorns and glass getting to the innertube. Currently using the same innertubes that came with the bikes, although always carry a spare just in case. It might pay to check you existing tyres for bits of glass or metal stuck in tyres, usually it just looks like a nick in the tyre but closer inspection will quite often find metal or glass in it. Fail to get it out and it will eventually work its way through the puncture proof band and get the innertube.
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Re: Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby iampaulb » Wed Sep 12, 2012 14:28 pm

Can I hijack this for a sec?

I am looking to replace my Giant standard tyres...been looking at these

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/schwalbe-ultrem ... road-tyre/

and

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/schwalbe-ultrem ... road-tyre/

are there any other suggestions, or should i get a set of tyres for training and a set for sportives and races?

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Re: Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby Rolf F » Wed Sep 12, 2012 15:06 pm

Durano S here. I don't think you need to resort to Durano Plus to avoid punctures. Durano S and std Duranos seem fine to me and the S is pretty light.
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Re: Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby TeamLeanMean » Thu Sep 13, 2012 08:58 am

Cheers Guys, much appreciated, :wink:

I do ride Carefully to be honest aka trying to avoid Pot Holes and Glass etc as much as poss but am just trying to do everything poss to prevent as many punctures as poss to be honest, Cheers :wink:

As i like to Train on long and short mixed rides, compete in a few sportives and have a few races between mates in our little Team i have narrowed it down to 2 Sets of Tyres?

The Continental Ultra Gator Skin or the Schwalbe Durano Plus? These 2 seem best suited for my needs and offer a High Level of Puncture resistance? HOPEFULLY!

Where does your Vote go or am i making a mistake by buying either of these? :?

Cheers Once again! :D

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Re: Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby TeamLeanMean » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:18 am

D'Oh, :shock:

Sorry to be a pain Boys & Girls, 8)

I narrowed it down to the Continental Gatorskin and the Schwalbe Durano Plus but have just come across the Specialized All Condition Armadillo Tyre? :D

They did not have 2 in my local shop so i have not yet purchased them BUT after witnessing all 3 tyres 1st hand these seem to feel the strongest and Fingers Crossed Hopefully the longest lasting and most Puncture Proof? :? They do feel a little heavier but that does not bother me if they are that much more Puncture Resistant?

Your thoughts please? Cheers Once Again, 8)

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Re: Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby TeamLeanMean » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:17 pm

Sorry to nag Guys BUT .......... :D

I am hearing so many diff reports on diff tyres i really am stumped, :?

I have also now read that Maxxis Re-Fuse Tyres are Excellent Tyres for Puncture Protection and Roll Nicely too? These have come out Top of Tyres Reviews in RoadBikeReview.com, The Clincher Report?

Can somebody help Pleeeeeease, :D

All i want is Top Reliable Tyres with Very Good Puncture Protection which roll nicely? I understand i am never going to be competing in the Olympics but i do not want Tyres that are really going to slow me down too?

Sorry to be a pain, 8)

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Re: Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby drlodge » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:30 pm

TeamLeanMean wrote:Cheers Guys, much appreciated, :wink:

I do ride Carefully to be honest aka trying to avoid Pot Holes and Glass etc as much as poss but am just trying to do everything poss to prevent as many punctures as poss to be honest, Cheers :wink:



Getting punctures due to riding over potholes won't be improved by changing tyres - chances are these are giving you "pinch flats" so increasing your tyre pressure might help (if its low). What width are your tyres and what pressure are you putting in them?
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Re: Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby Flasher » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:42 pm

TeamLeanMean wrote:
All i want is Top Reliable Tyres with Very Good Puncture Protection which roll nicely? !


GP4000s, 3 years 1 puncture!

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Re: Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby TeamLeanMean » Tue Sep 18, 2012 13:00 pm

GP4000's, :D

Just Googled to have a look quickly about these and they got storming Reviews from EvansCycles too, :D

They in Sale also, :D

Cheers m8, :D

Should i b pumping up to 110 - 120 psi also? Tyre pending? I have always been weary to not pump to max incase of blowout etc?

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Re: Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby Flasher » Tue Sep 18, 2012 13:04 pm

Tweeks always have them at a good price.

http://www.tweekscycles.com/components/ ... -23mm-tyre

I run mine at 95 front 105 rear, YMMV.

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Re: Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby hulla the hulla » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:27 am

drlodge wrote:The best tyres are those that come with a pair of eyes that can see obstacles in the road.

Couldn't agree more - I have been riding on Mich Pro3 race for getting on for 3 years and have never punctured ! Using your eyes to read the road will go a long way to saving you from punctures, wheels going out of true and other damage to your bike and you. And I weigh (ehem) more than 100kgs.....
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Re: Puncture Proof Tyres?

Postby hulla the hulla » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:32 am

T.M.H.N.E.T wrote:Just out of curiosity, Where are you riding to get so many punctures? ie: In which part of the road do you ride normally?

Another very relevant point - don't ride in the gutter with all the crap that can inflict damage. Comes back to the point above about reading the road.
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