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    everwears vs t-serv vs pasela Tourguards

    I blew out a sidewall on a really short trip yesterday. What would you recommend to a clyde commuter that normally runs 28s, some, the occasional skid thrown in for fun, don't care about weight. Care alot about flats. would prefer all black.
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    If you are concerned about flats, look into conti gator skins or armadillos.
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    Solid tubes! You didn't mention ride quality
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    Not sure but these all may all actually be the same tires made by Panaracer. I think the T-servs are just black walled Paselas. I thought the Soma ones were branded Panaracers also.

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    hate flats and don't care about weight? Try the Schwalbe Marathon Plus.

    if you want something lighter, I'm enjoying my Bontrager hardcases
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    i weigh just under 200 lbs & i used to get more flats than anyone i've ever met. one sunday on an 18 mile ride i got 3 flats! 3 in 18 miles! a pinch flat in the rear, then a piece of glass up front... then just before my ride ended, yet another piece of glass, in the rear.

    then i bought my first pair of armadillos... not the "elite" ones for weight weenies (yes, they look nicer but they're not as durable). I got the ones with the ugly kevlar sidewalls.... they're not all black but, i have not have a flat since i bought them seven months ago. i LOVE them.
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    i've heard that the everwears have pretty crappy sidewalls. dont have any experience, just the word on the street
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    Ive been running an everwear for like 8 months now and putting 15 or so miles a day on it and have had no problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer View Post
    hate flats and don't care about weight? Try the Schwalbe Marathon Plus.

    if you want something lighter, I'm enjoying my Bontrager hardcases
    I just checked and the 700*28 marathons are 740 grams! No wonder my bike is so goddamn heavy. I may go to 700*32 hardcases, for the improved ride and substantial weight savings (they're 440 g).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mander View Post
    I just checked and the 700*28 hardcases are 740 grams! No wonder my bike is so goddamn heavy. I may go to 700*32 hardcases, for the improved ride and substantial weight savings (they're 440 g).
    does....not.....compute......
    the 700x28C racelite hardcases are 350g.
    Do you meant the marathon plus are 740g? because that sounds about right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRANDUNE View Post
    Ive been running an everwear for like 8 months now and putting 15 or so miles a day on it and have had no problems
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    [QUOTE=baxtefer;6360070]
    the 700x28C racelite hardcases are 350g. [\quote]

    So by switching to hardcase 28s I'd be losing almost 800 grams for the same tire size. I'm no weight weenie, but wowzers.

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    I don't have any experience with the everwears, but have used T-servs and Panaracer Tourguards.

    The tourguard and the t-serv are almost the same tire. The T-serv has a lower TPI sidewall (for toughness)? The ride is slightly rougher and the sidewalls are decently tough. Flat protection is decent... but gatorskins and Armidillos are more flat resistant. The T-serv feels faster than gatorskins/armidillos and it rides better. I've used gatorskins, armidillos, and T-servs, and I prefer the T-servs for everyday riding.

    The Tourguard is similar to the T-serv in every respect except the sidewalls are weaker and it rides slightly better.

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    huh, I like both the T-Serv and Gatorskin, but I think the latter are faster.

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    Paselas ride really nice and are often pretty cheap at Nashbar, like under $20/tire.

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    Say NO to Armadillos.

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