Hi, I am new here and I am in love with this place! Bike Utopia!
I own a 2000 Schwinn Mesa MTB. Over the years, i realized I hate the slow drag i get from kbobbies on my MTB, so i came across some thread here and I decided that I am going to get me some Ritchey Tom Slicks because I want to maximize my speed and rolling distance whilst not peddling. My main objective is to get my MTB as fast as Possible yet with some dependable durability to it. I basically ride on city streets/roads and sidewalks.
i came across some website that had the Ritchey Tom Slicks but made with kevlar. I wanna know, if kevlar tires really *DO* protect *siginificantly* against flats or is it all just marketing.
I have this doubt because the Schwinn shop owner where I purchased my MTB says I'll still get flats with kevlar and that kevlar only adds a little bit more protection, but flats are ineveitable even with kevlar.
I apologize for any incompetence in my post but I am really new to all this amazing stuff I am seeing here on the bike forums. Just trying to absorb.
Thanx for helping!!!!