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Bomb-Proof Tires(7 posts)

Bomb-Proof Tiresdrop-in
May 2, 2003 11:56 AM
What are my choices for commuting tires to travel over some really ugly ,but paved, roads? I want to get some extra miles in weekly and commuting may be the ticket, but the roads are loaded with gravel, broken glass, potholes, etc.

Any tires work on this stuff?

I use Vittoria Randonneur Prosalansutton
May 2, 2003 12:15 PM
I use them everyday for my commute. Zero glass flats on with over 3000kms on them. What I like most about them is traction in the rain.
Continental Touringrussw19
May 2, 2003 9:17 PM
Continental makes a nice touring tire the Top Touring 2000.

Pretty flat proof from what I have heard from cutomers at the shop I work at. Never tried them myself.

Continental Touring 2000...cycleaddict
May 5, 2003 10:58 AM
Rode these tires this winter and had several flats. Perhaps the cause was dirtier than normal shoulder conditions-- next winter I will be testing out the Armadillos. Hoping for better luck considering the Armadillos are a bear to get on/off the rim!
Specialized ArmadilloSpoke Wrench
May 3, 2003 4:55 AM
Heavy and definitely not high performance, but damm near bullet-proof.
re: Bomb-Proof TiresSpoiler
May 3, 2003 9:13 AM

I have the thinner Roll-y Pol-y on my commuter. I use them with thorn resistant tubes and have never had a flat. The thicker Ruff-y Tuff-y with regular tubes would probably be just as effective. I've used Specialized Armidillo's in the past. They were totally flat resistant, but they rode harsh, like riding on just the wheel rim. The Panaracer's larger size allowed you to use less pressure, get a more comfortable ride, and still not get flats.
I run double tires on each wheelspeedisgood
May 5, 2003 7:00 AM
ala the "System" wheels made infamous by And a buddy told me that he knows Gord Fraser and that's what Gordy runs. If it's good enuff for Gord . . .

I have these old 20's that I cut off the bead and stuffed them into a 23 mm tire (Michelin Axial Sports). I prolly have around 2000 miles or more on 'em without f----.

Makes the ride a little harsher but I'm used to it. Plus it makes my race wheels seem so much better!