I just bought two new Gatorskin tires last week after a blow out. I put them on and did a quick test ride on about 200 feet the other night. I head out for a nice ride this morning and after 2 miles I have a flat. I check the tire and install a new tube, check to make sure the tube isn't pinched and shoot the co2 to it. The new inner tube pops as I get it aired up and that is when I can see a 1/4 inch cut in the sidewall. I checked the tire prior to putting the tube in, but I guess I missed it. Took the tire to the LBS and you guessed it, doesn't meet warrenty requirements. So I get to buy a new tire to replace one with a whole 2 miles on it, well 4 if you count the two miles I had to push the bike to get home. What are the odds I would hit a piece of glass and cut the sidewall within the first 2 miles of riding on the tire.
Are the sidewalls of the Gatorskins a problem?