|Bullet-Proof Cross Tires - ?||bayou06|
Oct 12, 2003 9:53 AM
|Any suggestions for some real tough cross tires? I am riding in the desert primarily; high road temps, rocks and gravel. I really don't want to spend all my time changing flats in the heat. TIA for your input.|
|Campo's: Tuff Enuff?||AJS|
Oct 12, 2003 6:21 PM
|I don't live in the desert, but we have some fairly brutal rock n' root situations in central/northern NY state and nearby in Vermont/Mass. I'm doing great on my Vredestein Campo's. I use both the 28c & 32c sizes, depending. |
I don't know if they're "bullet-proof", or how well they'd do in the cauldron of hot desert blacktop, but in 9 tires I've had exactly 2 flats with the Campo's that were not due to simply a worn-out tire. One was because I unavoidably went through a nasty debris patch on the road, and one was a pinch flat from experimenting with a too low PSI, which was my fault anyway.
Sure, some of that's been luck and some because of good riding habits, but I tend to think it's the tires as much as anything. At $40. per, you can't say they're cheap. But for my riding style and conditions they're my fave CX clincher.
(BTW, what kind of flats are you getting - pinchers, tread punctures, sidewall tears, etc?)
|Campo's: Tuff Enuff?||bayou06|
Oct 12, 2003 10:42 PM
|Thanks for the info on Campos. Most punctures are through the tread on the MTB tires I am riding on. It's hard to avoid all the rocks here (Kuwait), so it going to be something I have to adapt to. Thanks again.|
|Here's a good place to get 'em...||AJS|
Oct 13, 2003 3:50 AM
|...and about the cheapest you'll find, (but I don't know if they ship internationally): |
You may be able to get them at a good price closer to you and save on shipping costs.(?)