OK! thats it, i've had enough of the tyres i have. 5 flats in 2 days of riding is a bit de-moralising.
The tyres (which came with the bike) are Michelin Axial Kevlar, 700x23C. Not only do they keep getting punctures more often then anyone else's tyres, but they are soooo hard to get on and off the rim, because of the tight bead on them. Even with 3 tyre levers it is a case of muscle vs tyre bead. I even broke one of my "unbreakable" michelin tyre levers in the process yesterday.
The question is, what sort of tyre to choose?
The current ones retail at around NZ$50 each, so I'm looking for something around that price if possible. Also I want something with similar grip and handling. I also want something thats real easy to get on and off, especially in a race where time is everything.
These are the brands I can easily get a hold of in the local LBS's: