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Old 08-18-22, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by StarBiker View Post
I wish I knew of another brand that was as good as Serfas.
There are a lot of great tire brands. I've had excellent service from Continental, Michelin, Panaracer, Schwalbe, and Vittoria. In general, tires with more puncture protection are at the opposite end from "supple" and "compliant". Serfas' Flat Protection System (the durable belt that runs under the tread) likely contributes to a harsher ride than if the same tire didn't have that. You often must make a choice between these conflicting priorities (or try to balance them) to get exactly what you want.

I might recommend the Continental Speed Ride, in 700x42. They run a hair small (so they'll actually inflate up to about 39 or 40mm wide), but they're very light, they're relatively supple, they have only moderate puncture protection, they're foldable, and they're inexpensive (about 25 dollars each).
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