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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
I have the same 700c tires on one of my Ironman bikes. I remember my first reaction to riding was surprise. They're quicker than I had anticipated. Although I've gad 2 flats on them, they're pretty durable. BTW, the flats were caused by very fine wire. Like what would be used in electronic wire but way stiffer.


Wire caused flats is exceptionally hard to combat. Like a sewing needle, wire will slip in between the fibers of woven breaker belts and casing plies. We see a lot of these flats at the shop. Usually auto tire wire (steel belted tires) and sometimes staples. Andy.
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