It's been at least a few hours since we had a thread about flat resistant tires, right?
For the last year or so, I've been riding 700x25 Gatorskins with tolerable results. I've been averaging about one flat every 1500 miles. These Gatorskins have around 2500 miles on them and are covered with various scars. Maybe they're getting more flats now because they're thinner than they used to be.
Recently, for whatever reason, there has been a lot of broken glass in the bike lanes (that is, even more than usual), and I've gotten abour four flats in the last month. So now, besides realizing that I need a Road Morph pump, I'm thinking about new tires and wanted to solicit opinions.
I know everyone loves Schwalbe Marathons Plus tires, but WOW those things are heavy. So I'm reluctant to go that route. I know Specialized Armadillos are also supposed to be very good at avoiding flats, but I'm a bit concerned with the hardness of the shell on those. I want something with a softer feel, which is why I've been using Gatorskins.
I'm kind of leaning toward Panaracer RibMos, but I can't seem to find a lot of opinions about them. Anyone using them? How do they ride? How hard are they to get on the rim? How well do they prevent flats? If anyone could compare them specifically to Gatorskins, that would be great.
Any other tires I should consider?