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Old 07-03-11, 02:17 PM   #1
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Schwalbe Durano-Skid. Any experiences?

Has anyone tried the Schwalbe Durano-Skid tire? Seems like a relatively new entry to the "fixie-urban-skidz" tire category.

It's lighter than a rando, but about $15 more.

http://www.schwalbe.com/gbl/en/produ..._subPoint=Race
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Old 07-03-11, 02:35 PM   #2
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Nope but it sure looks tempting.

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Old 07-03-11, 02:57 PM   #3
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I remember Scrod having these tires for a while on his 725, although I'm not sure he has the "Skid" models.
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A friend of mine bought one. After three polo sessions and 100 km's it looks like this:



Quality problems again, or just failed design?

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Failed design. They're basically the same tire as the Durano Plus (which are back on my 725) with a slightly different tread pattern and a little more meat on them. The fact that they don't come bigger than 25c is another fail in itself.

It may be lighter than a Rando but it's nowhere near as durable.
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