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Old 03-01-09, 01:12 PM
Chasing the horizon.
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I too am suspicious of this. After the economy tanked, they started running the street cleaners around here less often. I live in a college town with plenty of broken beer bottles for the sunday morning long ride.

I have never had a puncture anywhere but in the tread. I have had some nasty bits actually cut the kevlar, but that's a different issue.

I think this may be why continental gatorskins and other reputable brands have better records with avoiding flats. They have tread patterns designed that wouldn't trap debris but are still marketable.
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