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CX tires less likely to puncture than Road tires?
I have a road bike and have used 23mm Michelin Krylion in the past which have been great against flats; now I'm using 23mm Conti Gatorskins which I hope will give even better flat protection.
On to Cyclocross bikes, are the wider CX tires (eg 32mm width found on, say, a Tricross) less likely to have flats due to:
1. Load being spread over a larger road-contact area and
2. There is more grip on a CX tire so sharp objects are less likely to penetrate through to the tube?
(assuming I stay inflated at max PSI to avoid pinch-flats).
Ps: is it my imagination, or is the Cyclocross thread not very active? Maybe CX guys spend more time on their bikes than here