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Tires(4 posts)

Aug 15, 2002 3:07 PM
I have two questions I wondering if someone could answer for me:

1. What are some of the more durable tires on the market?
2. What's the best stuff to use to patch small holes in
your tire?

two answersKerry
Aug 15, 2002 4:50 PM
Tire durability is largely a function of tread thickness, and therefore heavier tires last longer. At any given price point, the heavier tire will be more durable. If you're looking for a high performance tire that lasts longer, the Conti GP (not GP 3000, but the older GP) has a pretty thick tread and will last 2.5X longer than a GP 3000. Conti still lists the GP on their information, but I've not seen them for sale in a while.

If you're talking tread cuts, many people use super glue, but most people don't do anything unless the cut goes into the casing. At that point, you have to seriously assess whether you want to keep riding the tire. If you do, Tyvek makes a good tire boot. FedEx envelopes are Tyvek (the white nonwoven "paper"). For a small casing cut, a single layer of Tyvek is OK, but it works even better when folded double.
re: Tireshusker
Aug 16, 2002 2:58 AM
Vredstein tires. (Check the spelling.) A little more expensive than most, but great tires.
shoe gooTomS
Aug 16, 2002 6:28 AM
for shallow tire cuts - it sticks really well, and flexes a bit so it will stay in there. But deep cuts into the casing are scary, I'd get a new tire at that point.