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    tire recommendation

    hi

    i could use some advice/experience regarding kevlar belted tires for my gary fisher nirvana s.

    the bike came stock with a 700x42mm knobby tire. it seems like every time i ride lately i get a flat - thorns, glass, etc.

    while i have become quite proficient at fixing flats and have gained a wealth of experience in that regard, i now wish to find a thinner (35mm) kevlar belted tire which would kill two birds with one stone. to wit: decrease rolling resistance and give me more puncture protection.

    can anyone recommend a tire that might meet those criteria?

    thanks in advance.

    *sdr*
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    I've not tried any of these. Strangely, once I started carrying an extra tube and patch kit in a saddle bag, I stopped getting flats.

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    Specialized armadillo come in a varity of treads and widths and are the benchmark for anti-puncture tyres.
    Schwalbe Marathon are also good. The Plus version is more resistant than the std kevlar belted version.

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