Just purchased a Focus Mares about 3 weeks ago (a change from a Mt. Bike) and had about 3 flats and 2 wipe outs (cornering turns) in under 300 miles. 2 of the flats were from thrones and the last one from shattered glass on the road. I mostly ride on pavement/road, and some light off road. The bike came with Conti Double Fighters 2 (28x1 3/8x1 5/8)/(tubes are 700x28x32), I feel that these tires are not sticking to the ground while I am negotiating turns and feel the tires slipping. I also noticed that both of my wipe out were early in the morning and perhaps the pavement was slightly wet, although, I can't really tell.
I ride approximately 85% Pavement/Road and 15% Light Off-Road.
I am looking for some better tires that won't get so many flats and can stick to the ground, a tire that can perform. Also, I like to know if I can get more narrow tires for the wheel set that came with the bike.
Here's a link to the bike I have, if it's any help http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._1088626_-1___
I really would appreciate any recommendations on a good set of performing tires that I can depend on, and how narrow in size of tire I can have.
Thanks in advance for your comments.
Be safe all.