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punture protection and best tires to stop them(5 posts)

punture protection and best tires to stop themnzkiwiguy
Dec 11, 2003 4:42 PM
all tips appreciated. Looking at the continential all seasons (has a hi TPI and bead to bead protection layer) Is this better than the gatorskin

Also can you use stan's no tubes (MTB product) in a high PSI tube in a road tire.

Thanks
re: punture protection and best tires to stop themrogue_CT1
Dec 11, 2003 7:58 PM
I just use the Slime tire liners. I haven't had a flat in over a year. That includes my "slop" bike which I ride on a gravel trail with 25mm 700c tires.
re: punture protection and best tires to stop themrogue_CT1
Dec 11, 2003 8:01 PM
I forgot to add: I know of a local pro rider that cuts the sidewall out of old tires and then slides the tread portion inside the good tire. Evidentely this works great too although it is a little heavy. But, like the guy says "who really cares when you're training"?
How about specialized armadillospookyload
Dec 11, 2003 8:10 PM
They look pretty impressive to me. The four seasons are great tires too. If you still get flats with either of those tires, look at tire liners or slime tubes.
Nothing is as durable as Armadillo'sSpoiler
Dec 15, 2003 2:21 PM
Everyone would be riding Armadillos if they didn't have the ride quality of a solid rubber tire. Even the sidewalls are more durable and thicker than the tread on any other new tire. I used them on my fixed gear for a year. Put about 1500 miles on them and I could have cleaned them up and returned them as new. No tread wear at all.
But they're so stiff, they hardly need any air in them. It's hard to tell the difference between 40 psi and 100 psi.