After riding a friends Burley Duet for a while, my wife and I made the leap into tandemland by purchasing a Co-Motion Mocha that we plan on riding mostly on roads but also some gravel from time to time
Bike came with Conti Sport Contact 26 x 1.6. Love the bike so far (only have about 60 mi on the bike) but have already managed to flat out. In our area, the goat heads tend to be a huge problem. I know all too well that flats are part of the game and this might be just some bad luck, but can anyone comment on their experience regarding puncture resistance of these tires?
I would also be very interested in suggestions regarding road tires that folks have found offer good puncture resistance along with a reasonable ride. I have run Bontrager Race Lite Hard Case and Bontrager Race X Lite Hard Case on my road bike and have had few flats.
For me, top priority on our tandem would be puncture resistance, with ride quality next. Price is not as important since I don't have a problem spending the money on a quality tire. Have heard some good things about the Continental Gatorskins and the Schwalbe Marathon Racer HD, but don't have any experience with either.
We are about a 310 lb team and will be doing varying rides up to 100 mi.
Thanks for any input.