help me to choose
between Bontrager Hard Case and All-Condition Armadillo Elite, size 700x28.
Three factors are nearly equally important:
1. Puncture resistance - I commute through some pretty gritty neighbourhoods.
2. Ease of mounting - see #1.
3. Wet traction performance and cornering.
To the best of my knowledge, Bonts do not come with Kevlar bead and my current tires are Boroughs - so I am addicted to easy mounting. I do not want to go to Boroughs again - grippy as they are, little knoblets on the sides pick up road grime and throw it on my legs.
I am very light Athena, working on leaving the ranks, my noble steed is a Tricross Comp, commute is 30 mi RT at average speed 15-16 mph.
Also, which one will offer more compliant ride on my bike? It is a fitness, fun and commute machine and will never see a race in its life.
Crossposting to Road and Commute forums with some forum-specific tweaks.