I am in need of a pair of tires. The rims are 700c Mavic MA2 clinchers. I usually run a 25 mm width in the front. I always run a slightly wider, 28 mm, tire in the rear as I am over 200 lb. Without this extra width, I find get a ridiculous number of flats. I did some searching on this site and on the internet but came up with nothing useful. I found a bunch of tires but finding the wider (~30 mm) rear seems to be a problem.
I want a skinwall design with the natural, tan colored sidewalls. I like little or no tread. I want a "high performance" tire.
I probably don't want a gumwall, as these are usually just "clunky" tires. I do not want a cheap tire with thick rubber sidewalls and a substanial tread.
I want these because they are what I always use to have, not because they are better. In fact, they are probably worse. I have always found the natural colored rubber (latex) to deteriorate very rapidly in the sun, air polution and salt spray.
If the tire was foldable, that would be great. I like to keep a spare tire and tube with me under the seat.
What I used to use was the foldable Specialized Turbo/R in 1 1/8" width in the rear and 1" in the front.
For example, I found the Panaracer Extreme Duro. This is the type of tire I'd like but it does not come wider than 25 mm which I am sure will leave me with lots of flats.
Yep, it's a style thing. This is California, style over substance.