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pm124 09-13-07 10:30 PM

Greenspeed Scorchers 349mm (again)
Hi Everyone,

I picked up a pair of Greenspeed Scorchers and had 10 flats in the first 150 miles, most on tiny shards of glass. I couldn't handle it anymore and ditched them. Anyone else have a similar experience?

bobwestgate 09-14-07 11:56 AM

Afraid so. I figured that I was getting a flat on average every 30 miles on my trike with the Scorchers. Trying Kojacs now. They don't look much more durable but I do like to go fast so I'm giving them a try.

Bob Westgate

half_bent 09-14-07 03:28 PM

Maybe I'm a lucky one but I have over 1000 miles flat free on mine, 349 front tire vision r-40.

BlazingPedals 09-22-07 07:18 PM

Why are you riding over so much glass?

WB2WGX 09-24-07 05:48 AM

Scorcher Flats
I have only had one flat in 890 miles on my GT3 with the scorchers.
I picked up a very small thorn while riding back in the rain.
I do try to avoid all road hazards if possible.

pm124 09-25-07 08:57 PM


Originally Posted by BlazingPedals (Post 5315831)
Why are you riding over so much glass?

Sorry for the late reply. The answer is simple: New York City. My commute to work takes me through Harlem and Washington Heights, where lots of folks like to party and smash bottles on the bike path. I counted 5 smashed bottles on my way out of the city this weekend. The glass gets picked up by other commuters and spread all over the place. I switched to Brompton greens and love them so far. (Knock on wood.)

The Scorchers did seem scorching, but I don't have a power meter, so I'll never know. I do know that they significantly increased my journey time to work with all of those flats!

How are the Kojacks?

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