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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bend, Oregon
Bikes: Realm Cycles Custom
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Panaracer T-Serv Protex vs Conti Top Contact
I have ridden fixed with Panaracer T-Servs, Armadillos, Gatorskins, 4000's and 4 Seasons looking for the ultimate flat-resistant and light-wieght street tire.
Because of my weight, I have moved up to 25mm tires and plan to move up again to 28mm tires.
Given the amount of money I have spent on light wheels, I do not want to go past the 300 gram weight range.
Glass continues to cause most of my problems (slow leaks, no flats while riding), and I have narrowed my search down to the new Panaracer T-Serv Protex tires and the Conti Top Contact tires: the Panaracers for their new Protex shield (purportedly 3-times more flat protection than anyone else); and, the Top Contacts for their thicker rubber on the tread.
Who has experience with either or both of these tires?