Puncture resistant tyres

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Bond, 27 Apr 2010.

  1. Bond

    Bond New Member

    I'm fed up now of constant punctures and was wondering if anyone has any experiance with punture resistant tyres? any recommendations?
  2. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

    South Beds
    Schwalbe Marathon Plus.

    Heavy, sluggish ride, bu66er to get on and off - but you won't puncture.

  3. PK99

    PK99 Guru


    +1 on the bugger to get on and off!

    put some on my daughters bike for uni, it took two of us an hour!
  4. iendicott

    iendicott Well-Known Member

    Another +1 for Schwalbe Marathon Plus, as mentioned heavy, hard to get on / off and a very high rolling resistance but I have not had a puncher in over 2200 miles and they look like new.
  5. PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Chandler's Ford
    Most Schwalbe tyres have some degree of puncture resistance.

    What size tyre you looking for?
  6. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    I have done nearly 2000 miles on Conti Gatorskins with out anything penetrating through the tyre...
  7. Alien8

    Alien8 Senior Moment

  8. OP

    Bond New Member

  9. OP

    Bond New Member

    I'm not sure if they are the same I was looking at. Are they heavy?
  10. jayonabike

    jayonabike Powered by caffeine & whisky

    I have Specialized Armadillos on my MTB, no punctures so far...;)
  11. McWobble

    McWobble Euthermic

    Minkowski Space
    As others have said, the Marathon Plus is pretty bomb proof. I don't find that they have a high rolling resistance - my Galaxy with Marathon plusses is almost as fast as my Van Nicholas with Michelin Krylion Carbons (another good punc**** resistant tyre). The Schwalbe Marathon is a lighter version of the M+: it's also quite good - I've had no problems with the ordinary marathons on my mtb hack bike.
  12. GrasB

    GrasB Veteran

    Nr Cambridge
    If you're looking for proper road tyres consider Durano Plus not the lightest tyres in the world but certainly aren't as heavy as M+.

    Personally I've not found M+ to be that heavy in 700x28c guise or hard to get on (though I am using 26er rims not road/touring so they have more dish in the rim).
  13. colinr

    colinr Well-Known Member

    I've Schwalbe Durano Plus - the slick equivalent of the Marathons. One puncture in the last year, one tyre wrecked by a massive glass slash right through the guard (didn't puncture though).
  14. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    They are the same thing, they are between 250g and 320g depending on width, which is a lot lighter than Schwalbe Marathons, which are touring tyres, they weight between 590g and 740g. Conti Gatorskins are also the most popular training tyre in Europe...
  15. Just ordered 2 of these as I've had my 2nd flat in a week on my conti 4 seasons,1 of which has resulted in a large slit right across the tyre.
    Had the ultra gators on my hybrid for a bit,but 2 punctures in 200 miles meant I put the M+ back on that and have never flatted on them after 2500+ miles.
    Hoping for good things from the Durano+,not cheap but don't mind spending money on decent tyres if they do the job.
    If these don't work then it's 25mm M+ on the road bike.
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