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Old 09-03-21, 04:37 PM
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light weight tired = devil

bought nice expensive lightweight zipp tires...bike felt great 3rd ride bamo..flat.my last flat was years ago.
never again....
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What caused the flat?
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
bought nice expensive lightweight zipp tires...bike felt great 3rd ride bamo..flat.my last flat was years ago.
never again....
If at first you don't succeed, post a terrible review and never go back?

3 things:
1) Congrats on your 5 year run of good luck.
2) To a large part, flats are randomly caused. Maybe that just happened to be the day you found a piece of glass, wire, sharp rock, or other tire hazard.
3) Lightweight tires are designed for performance, not toughness. If you want to ride through trash and not flat, Zipp probably isn't the brand you need to consider. If you want to ride fast, they're a fine brand.
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One flat and you are never running them again? Seriously wtf?
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bought nice expensive lightweight zipp tires...bike felt great 3rd ride bamo..flat.my last flat was years ago.
never again....
You seem like a schwalbe marathon plus or vittoria randonneur type of guy.
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Old 09-03-21, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by PeteHski View Post
One flat and you are never running them again? Seriously wtf?
Some people only want one thing out of tires, for them to never flat. If you don't care even a little bit about ride quality, then all the really good tires people in here love are going to disappoint. 😳
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Originally Posted by bbbean View Post
If at first you don't succeed, post a terrible review and never go back?

3 things:
1) Congrats on your 5 year run of good luck.
2) To a large part, flats are randomly caused. Maybe that just happened to be the day you found a piece of glass, wire, sharp rock, or other tire hazard.
3) Lightweight tires are designed for performance, not toughness. If you want to ride through trash and not flat, Zipp probably isn't the brand you need to consider. If you want to ride fast, they're a fine brand.
This is not true. Of course there is an element of chance, but to a very large degree the amount of flats you will suffer, over time, is determined by the tyres you run.
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Originally Posted by bbbean View Post
If at first you don't succeed, post a terrible review and never go back?

3 things:
1) Congrats on your 5 year run of good luck.
2) To a large part, flats are randomly caused. Maybe that just happened to be the day you found a piece of glass, wire, sharp rock, or other tire hazard.
3) Lightweight tires are designed for performance, not toughness. If you want to ride through trash and not flat, Zipp probably isn't the brand you need to consider. If you want to ride fast, they're a fine brand.
I went from April-August, about 4000 miles including races, gravel events, rough pavement, etc., with no flats. Then our group ride hit some industrial staples that were spilled on the road. Front tire busted. 2 days later on a different bike, random thorn on a very short gravel detour. 5 days later, cut sidewall on a different tire on some gravel. In the rain. Bad luck definitely happens.
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Originally Posted by Racing Dan View Post
This is not true. Of course there is an element of chance, but to a very large degree the amount of flats you will suffer, over time, is determined by the tyres you run.
I also think the rider him/herself plays a part.

Originally Posted by ericcox View Post
I went from April-August, about 4000 miles including races, gravel events, rough pavement, etc., with no flats. Then our group ride hit some industrial staples that were spilled on the road. Front tire busted. 2 days later on a different bike, random thorn on a very short gravel detour. 5 days later, cut sidewall on a different tire on some gravel. In the rain. Bad luck definitely happens.
in threes they say.. you should be done.
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Old 09-04-21, 11:29 AM
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Almost 3,500 posts to this forum and we get the “one flat never again” type of trolling, come on you can do better than this.
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I once got 3 flats in a week on Conti GP 4000SII. I then went 2700 miles without a flat on the same tire before it was worn and need replacement.

Glad I stuck with them.
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Old 09-04-21, 11:45 AM
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Keep riding 'til you get two more flats - then you'll know it's a trend and not just a one-off and you can righteously condemn the tires. Then again, at that point, you'll have the flat trifecta out of the way and you should be good for another 5 years regardless of tire. I'm pretty sure that that's how it works.
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Originally Posted by Atlas Shrugged View Post
Almost 3,500 posts to this forum and we get the “one flat never again” type of trolling, come on you can do better than this.
Other threads on on tap:
"I was dropped by the group so I will never ride with people again"
"My gel didn't last as my source of calories for the whole day - I will never eat that again."
"I filled my tank up with gas to get to the event that was 500 miles away and it ran out before I got there. I will never drive this car again."
"I was told my chain is worn out. Based on my complete lack of experience and knowledge I believe it should have lasted longer. I will never use this chain again."
"After 5 seconds of chewing Fruit Stripe Gum there was no more flavor. Never again.".....well that one checks out I guess.
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Man, I haven't seen or heard of Fruit Stripe is decades.
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
Other threads on on tap:
"I was dropped by the group so I will never ride with people again"
"My gel didn't last as my source of calories for the whole day - I will never eat that again."
"I filled my tank up with gas to get to the event that was 500 miles away and it ran out before I got there. I will never drive this car again."
"I was told my chain is worn out. Based on my complete lack of experience and knowledge I believe it should have lasted longer. I will never use this chain again."
"After 5 seconds of chewing Fruit Stripe Gum there was no more flavor. Never again.".....well that one checks out I guess.
How about:

The team I rooted for lost, i'll never watch sports again.
They person i voted for lost, i'll never vote again
My wife didn't like what I was wearing, i'll never wear cloths again.
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Man, I haven't seen or heard of Fruit Stripe is decades.
It's probably been 40 years but the disappointment on my sister's face coupled with my realization that the world is full of lies is still burned into my psyche.
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This must be one of the exact edge cases for age, because I've never heard of it at all.
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This must be one of the exact edge cases for age, because I've never heard of it at all.
Pretty sure they still make it. It's delicious for about 3 seconds.
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Pretty sure they still make it. It's delicious for about 3 seconds.
Regional to the midwest, then?
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used the heavy ugly thick slicks for years....bombproof
saving grams is great but flats bite....
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
used the heavy ugly thick slicks for years....bombproof
saving grams is great but flats bite....
Why are you yammering on about being tired? This thread is about disappointing regional chewing gum.
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
used the heavy ugly thick slicks for years....bombproof
saving grams is great but flats bite....
I would mention Gatorskins if you want more action on this thread.
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Man, I haven't seen or heard of Fruit Stripe is decades.
I have a pack within arms reach currently.
Flavor lasts 5 seconds.
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You should try Backjack gum.. the flavor lasts long after you spit it out.

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