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Old 12-01-08, 10:19 AM   #1
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Recommendation for Kevlar Road Tires

Just got another annoying flat this morning on the way to work, and it's finally pushed me over the edge. Anyone have a recommendation for a Kevlar tire (or other puncture resistant tire) that's both reasonably priced and effective? Thanks much.

PS. My commute is mostly on a nicely paved bike trail, but there's a 3-4 stretch on road and sidewalks before I get there, that's typically a haven for various types of road debris just sitting there waiting to screw me.
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Specialized Armadillos, Continental Gatorskins, and Schwalbe Marathons.

I've been using Gatorskins with liners and have had great luck so far.
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Specialized Armadillos, Continental Gatorskins, and Schwalbe Marathons.

I've been using Gatorskins with liners and have had great luck so far.
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Panaracer TG 700 28 foldable. Has kevlar belt for flat protection, kevlar bead for light weight, thin sidewalls for light weight but reduced flat protection. The main benefit of light weight is improved handling. I think they are a good compromise for flat protection without reducing the fun of the ride.
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gatorskins have worked well for me....
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I've been running Gatorskins, only one flat since switching to them. That was an entire screw hook working its way through the tire. I had way flats more before when I was running Conti Ultrasports.
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tires

I like my Vittoria Rubino Pros.

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Just got another annoying flat this morning on the way to work, and it's finally pushed me over the edge. Anyone have a recommendation for a Kevlar tire (or other puncture resistant tire) that's both reasonably priced and effective? Thanks much.

PS. My commute is mostly on a nicely paved bike trail, but there's a 3-4 stretch on road and sidewalks before I get there, that's typically a haven for various types of road debris just sitting there waiting to screw me.
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There has to be a bit of luck involved, but Vittoria Rubino Pro Slicks have been pretty flat-proof for me.
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Panaracer TG 700 28 foldable.
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I've been using these (28mm and 32mm depending on the season) on my cross/commuter since Dec 2004. And I ride on the crappy streets of Atlanta, no bike paths. I go about 1500 miles between flats.
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I had a set of Conti Contact Securities' with 2300+ miles on Chicagoland roads and unpaved trails with zero flats. However, they are SLOW!
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