I just purchased a bike for my fiancee. All carbon and pretty light since she is small (the bike is small). I had Conti GatorSkins put on it and have considered also using some puncture-resistant tubes. My question is this; I would like to keep her bike as light as possible so that she can stay with me on rides and have comfortable rides. Will the addition weight from the Conti and the tubes add noticeable weight to the bike (which kinda defeats my purpose if i wanted a really light bike)? Could I get the same puncture protection and decrease the added weight if I used the Conti and a Mr. Tuffy Liner instead? I am sorry, I get alot of flats in my area and they just suck...but I dont want her ride too.
Please share your thoughts, thank you.