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a "tiresome" question - NO flats Wanted- BAD roads ahead(3 posts)

a "tiresome" question - NO flats Wanted- BAD roads aheadDan B
Jun 15, 2001 2:42 AM
I am going to Alaska this summer where last year there was snow, ice, BAD roads and reports of lots of flats. Can someone please give me advice on what tires to use based on these adverse conditions, but still has good performance characteristics.
I have heard good things about the V. Forte but these do not contain a kevlar belt like the Hutchenson and Michlein.
has anyone ridden CONTINENTAL ULTRA GATORSKIN? and if so what do you think
re: a "tiresome" question - NO flats Wanted- BAD roads aheadHansolo
Jun 16, 2001 2:50 PM
I've used Hutchinsons and Continental Gran Prixs with good success. Vredestein Fortezzas are ok too, especially for racing. I've gone about 4000 miles puncture free and counting with all those tires cause I use Mr. Tuffy strips. Trust me, the weight difference is negligible. If anything, placing those strips stiffens-up the tire casing which decrease compliance a little but also decreases rolling resistance if you want to get really picky. Oh btw, I ride 650Cs.

Best of luck,
HS
Go as fat as you cancory
Jun 16, 2001 4:28 PM
If I were doing that ride, I'd hunt up some 700x35s, or the closest thing to it that would fit in my frame. I use Panaracer Pasela TGs, and love 'em. Barely slow you down on smooth pavement, and the ride, durability and stability are far better than any skinny tire.