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"Puncture proof " tires?(8 posts)

"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 tiresAndy
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 forgotAndy
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 linerJS5280
Aug 21, 2001 3:23 PM