Old 12-07-21, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by MyRedTrek View Post
Is there such a thing as a highly puncture-resistant tire that's suitable for doing triathlons?
FWIW, the modern theory over at Slowtwitch is that a road tubeless failure might delay you too much to fix in the race. So many still run clincher. This leaves you going with latex tubes and likely a GP5000. The GP5000 isn't just about the CRR but also the alleged aero of the profile of the tire.

A pretty standard tri tire setup is latex and GP5000's.

Oh, and don't even think about running Gators. Someone did the the math in the past on that and you literally save so much time with a GP5000 tire on a good length race you could flat a GP5000 and change the tube and still be faster than the Gator!

So, you're faster running a fast tire even if you flat the tire because they're soooo much faster.
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