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    What are puncture-resistant 20-inch tire options?

    I'm thinking of getting a Dahon Vitesse D7 with 20 inch wheels.

    What are my puncture-resistant tire options? I'd like to get a Kevlar belted tire as tough as the Specialized Armadillos on my 700c wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kf5nd View Post
    I'm thinking of getting a Dahon Vitesse D7 with 20 inch wheels.

    What are my puncture-resistant tire options? I'd like to get a Kevlar belted tire as tough as the Specialized Armadillos on my 700c wheels.
    Schwalbe Marathons. See the different types at the company website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kf5nd View Post
    I'm thinking of getting a Dahon Vitesse D7 with 20 inch wheels.

    What are my puncture-resistant tire options? I'd like to get a Kevlar belted tire as tough as the Specialized Armadillos on my 700c wheels.
    Can't praise the Marathon Plus enough for flat resistance... I routinely ride through goat head patches and have never (knock on rubber) had a flat... before these, I used kevlar belted alternatives with slime strips, tuffy strips, thick tubes, etc... all previous tires flatted through the nasty patches... the Plus is not a fast performance tire, unless you factor in the peace of mind riding flat free ..

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    I just put marathons on my Pashley TSR30 after a vile experience with the brand new Stelvio shod bike and a road covered in thorny hedge trimmings. So far so good - a fastish tyre that runs at 100psi. I haven't got extensive experience of them yet, but I'm hoping they will match the puncture resistance of the Cheng Shin kevlar tyres on my Merc. They have about 2500 miles of puncture free riding. Thorns are a horrible problem here in the autumn when careless trimming by farmers leaves the roads scattered with these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceMetras View Post
    Can't praise the Marathon Plus enough for flat resistance... I routinely ride through goat head patches and have never (knock on rubber) had a flat... before these, I used kevlar belted alternatives with slime strips, tuffy strips, thick tubes, etc... all previous tires flatted through the nasty patches... the Plus is not a fast performance tire, unless you factor in the peace of mind riding flat free ..
    I'll second that. And while you've got the tires off, replace the original rim tape with a good quality cloth tape.

    Don't know if they've improved things, but awhile back folks with Dahons were having flats due to substandard tape.

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