|"Puncture proof " tires?||PEDDLFOOT|
Aug 21, 2001 11:15 AM
|I'm looking to buy some new tires.I was thinking of getting a pair of the so called "puncture proof" tires but have no experience with them.Are they dependable? Do they really work or is this another marketing scheme. If I don't race is the extra weight worth it? Need some good info.|
|True puncture proof tires ride like bricks.||MB1|
Aug 21, 2001 11:45 AM
|Kevlar belted tires and tire liners like Mr. Tuffys work pretty well. Adding protection reduces performance but since you are not racing maybe reduced flatting equals high performance.|
|Continental Grand Prix - Seattle to Boston- No Punctures!||Bob P|
Aug 21, 2001 11:46 AM
|Think about all that rough road and glass and no flats! It's the only tire for me and it's relatively light!|
|Continental Ultra Gatorskins (nm)||slugman|
Aug 21, 2001 12:22 PM
|Really puncture proof tires||Andy|
Aug 21, 2001 2:45 PM
|I once tried a solid polyurethane foam tire from Greentyre. They do not use air. I mouned them on my old Rolf Vector wheels. These tires had three problems:
1) They had a higher rolling resistance than standard tires.
2) They had a lower profile sidewall so if you ever ran over a small rock, it would put a gouge in the rim.
3) Traction was reducd.
I ended taking them off.
|Oh... I forgot||Andy|
Aug 21, 2001 2:48 PM
|I still have a set in my closet. 700x20
If somebody wants them... free
|Have success w/ Spinskin liners. . .||JS5280|
Aug 21, 2001 3:21 PM
|I've had success using Spinskins (http://www.warwickmills.com/01spinskins.html) which is a liner you put in between the tire and tube. They're a little pricey, $30-40 for the pair, but they are light (30 to 40 grams) compared to Mr. Tuffys (have those on my MTB, less sucess w/ them) and seem to do a good job. 1100 miles and only one flat and that was due to a nasty piece of glass that killed my Axial Pro too. The tube puncture was along the side where the Spinskin wasn't so they did a good job in my opinion.|
|Correction: Make that 14-18g per liner||JS5280|
Aug 21, 2001 3:23 PM