Join Date: May 2006
Location: North of the 49th Parallel (GPS grid soon)
Bikes: MTB Peugoet Canyon (forgot the model), Nikishi? roadbike, MTB custom build,
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I use Continential Travel Contacts and have rolled over glass, metal (points up), plastic reflectors, potholes, sharp edged gravel, and sharp broken off curbs and they hold up very well. My flats currently (3100km in) are all internal based as I've not had time to get rim tape and I've holes in my rim tape but I've cardboarded them up and thus the holes have stopped and also used a new tube as well. I like the Contiential Security Contacts I've seen at MEC. That extra treading helps on paved areas it seems for extra grip. I know with my current tires they are useless on damp/wet grass/wood bridges. Only saving grace is the side grip which only gives very little control seeing as the rest of the tire is a baldie.
However the Conti Town & Country IIRC has been reduced in price at MEC now and the new Town & Country tires from the last time I was at MEC IIRC read 80 PSI on the tire as opposed to my old Town & Country tires which are rated to 65 PSI.