I've now owned my bike for about a year and mostly commute in warmer weather. (I'm a self proclaimed wimp, I can't handle the cold) I ride to work, 10 miles r/t. I hate flats so I found this product, http://nu-teck.com/product.html
Changing or repairing a flat in the dark is not my idea of fun. So I bought a pair of these. I know from experience that these tires just don't feel and handle like inflatable tires, they feel somewhat unresponsive and kinda like they're dead. One time my front tire got caught in that gap (about an inch wide and an inch deep) between the concrete curb and the asphalt road, I turned to get out of the groove and the tire came right off the wheel. (bummer) With out the right tools I locked up my bike in front of a resturant and walked 2 miles home to get my Jeep and hauled my bike back home.
Now I'm thinking of giving these "flat proof tires" the 'ol "save 'em on a shelf" treatment. Hopefully the weather will warm-up abit and I can put my old tubes and tires back on.
Maybe you can relate to this story, hopefully not, but if you do, can you give me some helpful tire tips that will ease my fear of getting flats. Thanks!