I ride mainly, almost strickly Oakland streets on my fixed fuji convert and I want to know what a good solid tire would be for those harsh broadway potholes. Im considering some specialized armadillos, anyother suggestions? not too pricey.
I've used the Continenta Force/Attack combo for the past couple of years and the only puncture I've had is do to a pinch from the plastic rim tape splitting and nipping the tube. That includes plenty of town and country riding.......
Those tires are marketed as a race tire and yes, they're thin... but they're also tough.
I use some Michelin TransWorld City tires (available in 26" and 700c), and at the risk of jinxing myself, I haven't gotten a flat yet. The reflective stripe on both sides is nice as well. They cost less than $20 each, if I recall.
I use those Gatorskins, and they're great. But I also have a set of Schwalbe marathons that I absolutely love. I've had them for almost two years with no flats and still plenty of rubber left. Also they're great for wet weather. I recommend both.
Bikes: Della Santa, Bike Friday Air Glide, 1974 Schwinn Paramount, Cannondale t2000 Touring, Cannondale r500 Road Silk, LeMond Buenos Aires, Trek 7000 mtn bike, Sears and Roebuck[ made by Puch. I have had up to 36 bikes at one time. I am a sick person.
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have Armadillos on five of my bikes and have had no problems or flats in the last 3 years. They are a little heavy but I hate fixing flats.
I've been using Michelin Krylion Carbons - they roll easily and seem very resistant to road debris. However, they are sketchy in the wet - lower traction than other tires I've used, even if the road is just damp.