Light Puncture Resistant Tires

Postby foremannz on Sun 27th May 5:00pm

Just curious what people are using for their commuter tires - I'm using 700x28c Conti Gator Hardshells on 2 road bikes, and 700x38c Schwalbe Marathon Pluses on 2 mountain bikes, but you really feel the weight of the Marathons (at 960g an end!), so I'm looking for something lighter than the Marathons with the protection of the Gators, in a 38c ... I'm not after much!!!
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Re: Light Puncture Resistant Tires

Postby comadi on Sun 27th May 6:29pm

Tubeless ?
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Re: Light Puncture Resistant Tires

Postby foremannz on Sun 27th May 7:45pm

I like to run tubes - its what i know
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Re: Light Puncture Resistant Tires

Postby Rik on Mon 28th May 10:25am

I've had no punctures (touch rubber) since going over to MAXXIS Re-Fuses.

Can't say they've felt noticeably slower to accelerate than lighter non-armoured tyres, mind I'm only running 25mm
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Re: Light Puncture Resistant Tires

Postby Conners on Mon 28th May 12:15pm

Isn’t light puncture resistant tyres an oxymoron?
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Re: Light Puncture Resistant Tires

Postby foremannz on Mon 28th May 6:03pm

Conners wrote:Isn’t light puncture resistant tyres an oxymoron?

My Conti Gator Hardshells are really awesome - about 15-20% heavier than the equivalent GP 4000 S II, but I don't get punctures. I can spend maybe 10 minutes a month digging out glass shards with a ball point pen, but the shards never make it through the carcass to the tube.
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Re: Light Puncture Resistant Tires

Postby UK_Exile on Mon 28th May 7:03pm

foremannz wrote:I like to run tubes - its what i know

I simply got some tubes that had removable cores and squirted in some Stans. Wasn't prefect but better than patching or replacing on roadside.
Roadie tyres have such small volume the tyre was always quite flat by the time the Stans sealed up but easier to reinflate a bit than patch or replace.
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Re: Light Puncture Resistant Tires

Postby wachtourak on Wed 30th May 9:56pm

Maxxis Refuse tubeless is serving me well so far
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