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Old 11-23-10, 06:43 AM
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Stressed out with punctures!! Any tyre recommendations for road/racer bikes

Hi guys,
New to this forum and it looks great. Just a quick and probably common question. I'm looking for some 700 x 23 tyres for a road bike that show at least some resistance to punctures. Happy to spend pretty much whatever but I just want something that will last for a while, perform well and importantly aren't like paper when riding over something remotely sharp, particularly with leaf litter and road ones endemic where I live. Has anyone tried hybrid tyres through the winter on a road bike and was it a good idea? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Carry a spare tube and a method to air it up.
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I appreciate that and generally don't mind the odd roadside repair but I just wanted to know if there are any harder walled tyres etc you can use as well. Cheers
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Originally Posted by andyb500 View Post
Hi guys,
New to this forum and it looks great. Just a quick and probably common question. I'm looking for some 700 x 23 tyres for a road bike that show at least some resistance to punctures. Happy to spend pretty much whatever but I just want something that will last for a while, perform well and importantly aren't like paper when riding over something remotely sharp, particularly with leaf litter and road ones endemic where I live. Has anyone tried hybrid tyres through the winter on a road bike and was it a good idea? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I've been using these type of tires, on several of my bikes, for about 10 years and they work perfectly for me.
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Originally Posted by andyb500 View Post
Hi guys,
New to this forum and it looks great. Just a quick and probably common question. I'm looking for some 700 x 23 tyres for a road bike that show at least some resistance to punctures. Happy to spend pretty much whatever but I just want something that will last for a while, perform well and importantly aren't like paper when riding over something remotely sharp, particularly with leaf litter and road ones endemic where I live. Has anyone tried hybrid tyres through the winter on a road bike and was it a good idea? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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My Vittoria Randonneur Cross tires in 35x700 have been flat-free for close to 8,000 miles now, not sure how narrow they make them.
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