Northeast - The Ultimate NYC Roadie Tire?
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03-03-08, 08:04 PM
Y'know, last year I got more flats than I can even remember -- mostly on club rides to boot. :mad:
So what are y'all using for tires in the greater NYC area? Is there a magic tire that is fast and puncture-resistant? I rarely say this but.... Money is no object.
I have Gatorskins on my 700c wheels. Got a flat within the first hour (glass). On my 27" wheels they were great though - never a flat (1,000 miles) so I may have just hit the wrong spot.
I have Specialized Armadillos on my mtb. Got a tack through it also on the first ride (year ago someone spread tacks all over the West side bike path around 135th St). Never anything since.
I am thinking about those slime liners for the road bike though, was surprised how easily the glass sliced through it.
03-04-08, 08:48 AM
Conti gatorskins are tough, but you won't mistake them for Pro 2 Race. I have Gatorskins on my fg and Pro 2 Race on my roadie.
Ever consider slime filled tubulars?
03-04-08, 12:33 PM
HMM.. irc paperlites.. there fine for me in the streets of nyc .. just watch where the glass bottles are an wipe off the glass if you just went through it..
03-04-08, 12:58 PM
Mr. Tuffy works great. I never had a single flat with them installed in my commuter. I use Pro2 Race on my other bikes without much problems. I don't use them near as often as the commuter though.
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