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a q about tough tires..........(6 posts)

a q about tough tires..........mealex
Jan 30, 2003 7:43 PM
I'm quite new to road-bike roading, and was wondering what makes of tires are known for their durability, or strength, or ruggedness, or whatever descriptor one wants to apply?

I have to ride over 2 miles of gravel road, before I get to paved road, and wanted to reduce the overall frequency of flats and/or, have a tire that would be the most hospitable to that sort of sharp and bumpy abuse.

Any help is greatly appreciated............Thanks
specialized turbo armadillos (nm.)yeah right
Jan 30, 2003 8:26 PM
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I'll second that...The Walrus
Jan 31, 2003 12:56 PM
I have a set on my touring bike that have logged upwards of 3000 miles, and they haven't flatted yet. They just won't die....
re: a q about tough tires..........Elefantino
Jan 30, 2003 8:53 PM
I don't ride them anymore, but Performance Forte Kevlars were bulletproof. I never had a flat on them and the wore like iron. They were not the most comfortable or sure-cornering tire on the market, but the price was right.

FWIW,
Mike
Once again, Michelin Axial Carbons (nm)mickey-mac
Jan 30, 2003 9:12 PM
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Once again, Michelin Axial Carbons (nm)rogue_CT1
Jan 30, 2003 9:59 PM
2nd that. Michelin Axial Carbons are awesome. 2700 miles and counting for the front without a flat. (damn I just cursed myself) And 2300 miles before the 1st flat on the rear. Best of all they only cost about 30 bucks.