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    Anyone have any advice for a good tire?

    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.

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    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.
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    I use Contis gatorskin (or is duraskin now?) tires. They are solid tires, and not too expensive.
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    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.

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    Conti Ultra Gatorskins.

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    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.

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    700 or 26"? I like the Armadillos.
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    Tires

    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.

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    Conti Gators as others have mentioned along with Bontrager Slime innertubes. I had normal tubes for a week before a large staple punctured them. I've been flatless for 18 months now.
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    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.

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    Conti Gatorskins with Performance Thorn Resistant road tubes.
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