Here's a couple numbers on our tandem tire mileage.
Maxxis Re-Fuse 700x25 folding front tire: 3,432 miles.
Maxxis Re-Fuse 700x25 folding tire rear tire: 2,351 miles.
Panasonic Panaracer Pasela TourGuard Kevlar 700x25 folding rear tire: 2,447 miles.
Both brands are in the same price range.
These are our the highest mileage numbers for folding tires n the past 2 years.
Minimal flats due to Kevlar protection.
We do live in the desert southwest (Tucson area) with lots of flat opportunities from cactus thorns, pieces of wire from ripped up steel belted radial car/truck tires along with other road detritus.
The Re-Fuse tires are a bit easier to mount/dismount than the the Pasela.
With the Re-fuse we can do it without tire tools; with the Pasela initially had to use tire tools; after they were on the bike a bit, no tools were needed but it was a
bit more strenuous to remove them.
The Maxxis Re-Fuse tires give much better flat protection/wear than the Maxxis Detonnators which we used for a while. Actually had a couple of them 'detonate'!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem