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Old 12-18-12, 04:34 PM   #1
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Anyone commute on Grand Bois Hetres or Cyprus?

Any flats? Or do they hold up well?
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I don't, but I've done plenty of randonneuring with guys using those. I've seen similar number of flats on the Cypres as I have on any other tire, so it doesn't seem to suffer any issues with being delicate for being as supple a casing as it has.

The Hetre is a bit more durable due to the larger volume and slightly heavier tread pattern.
The Cypres is a little less so, but still gets high marks from Jan Heine. Flats (3 in ~2700 miles) were listed as happening on debris strewn shoulders of major roads, with no problems on gravel and backroads.
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