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puncture proof 26x1 tyres?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by stu20001, 31 Aug 2007.

  1. Hi

    Anyone got any recommendations for some decent puncture proof 26 x 1" tyres? I fitted Specialised All Condition Pros and got a puncture on my first journey on them
     
  2. Jeez Stu, you've blown it now.

    Don't ever mention the p-word !

    Now you've said it, the p*nct*re-fairy will be paying you a visit...
     
  3. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    There ain't no such thing as "puncture proof tyres", the best you can hope for p*nct*re resistant tyre, unless of course it is a solid tyre. That said for what it is worth I would recommend Cont Ultra GatorSkin or Schwalbe Marathon, as yer best bet.
     
  4. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    Although not as fast as some tyres I use the Marathon pus. I have puleld chunks of glass including the case of a bottle out of mine without an annular pneumatic suspension traumatic inflation pressure failure.

    However a few seconds her and there on a commute is worththe time that would have been spent on repairs.
     
  5. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    Schwalbe Marathon Plus. Accept no substitute :ohmy:
     
  6. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    +1 M+
     
  7. OP
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    stu20001

    stu20001 New Member

    Cheers everyone

    I've tried the GatorSkins and to be honest they weren't as resistant as I'd hoped.

    I've been running on Continental Sport Contacts which haven't been too bad. I've pulled huge chunks of glass out of them and when I 'retired' them for the Spesh ones they were covered in slashes etc. Anyway, I've just looked them up and see that Wiggle do a 26x1.3 version (my original ones were 26x1.6) which I think I may try. I know people who use the Marathon Pluses swear by them but at 1.75 wide they just seem a bit too chunky.
     
  8. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
  9. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    I've been using the Michelin 26" City-Jet semi-slicks. They have got a decent Kevlar belt fitted, plus have a reflective side wall.
    Touch wood I haven't had a you-know-what so far.


    :ohmy:

    You are Stephen Fry AICMFP.
     
  10. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    City-jets are Schwalbe surely? Great tyres in my experience.
     
  11. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    My mistake, I did mean Michelin Transworld City.

    Subliminal typing.
     
  12. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    I used to run Continental Travel Contacts which would puncture badly at the merest sight of any broken glass. Schwalbe Marathon Plus aren't really 'chunky' or 'heavy' - unless you have the uncanny ability to detect a gram or two of difference in your bike's weight as you ride it, you'll never notice. And they will prevent any more of those 'things' happening. I've twice accidentally run over half-broken bottles and suffered no effect. I happily ride through shattered glass multiple times every day with no worries.

    All I have to do every now and again is check the tyres and pull out any bits of glass that tried their worst and failed miserably to get through.

    For ultimate peace of mind, they're the best you can get.
     
  13. OP
    OP
    stu20001

    stu20001 New Member


    That certainly is a help - excellent. Didn't know you could get them that thin. I've ordered two and we'll see how it goes.

    In the meantime I'm going to have to risk the Spesh tyres over the next couple of days cos of the tube strike.

    Just hope nothing strikes my own tubes while I do it..... (badoom-tish)
     
  14. alfablue

    alfablue New Member

    Shame! I have used these for a long time (inflated to 110psi) and have not had a single P* in thousands of miles. Beat the Conti Sports Contacts hands down!
     
  15. OP
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    stu20001

    stu20001 New Member

    One question I have wondered - do certain types of wheel not suit certain tyres?

    I recently got a pair of new wheels which have quite a deep rim - I wondered if I should only be using a certain size of tyre in them