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Punctures ... wrong tyres for job?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by snapper_37, 16 Apr 2008.

  1. snapper_37

    snapper_37 Barbara Woodhouse's Love Child

    Hi all

    Bought a new bike for commuting and it was already fitted with continental ultra sport tyres.

    I've had 2 punctures in 2 weeks. I've checked the rims/inside of tyres etc.

    Was just wondering if I should get a pair of tyres more suited for commuting rather than 'racing'?

    Any advice on best make would be appreciated.
  2. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Do you know what's causing the unplanned deflation events (and have you located the objects responsible and removed them from the tyres)?

    I don't know the Conti ultra sport, but the Kenda Contender that came fitted to my SCR2.0 were bloody dire - I replaced them with Schwalbe Stelvios (which have a Kevlar belt under the tread, Schwalbe call this "Raceguard") and found them to be a good compromise between UDE prevention and speed.
  3. my Conti Ultra sports where grate I had them for 13 months before there was nothing left on them and I just had 3 punctures in that time. There is a lot better out there but they cost lots.
  4. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    the default tyres tend to be a bit crap, not saying these are

    got them at the correct pressure?

    and try not to ride in the gutters, crappy bits of road, especially after rain
  5. snapper_37

    snapper_37 Barbara Woodhouse's Love Child

    Thanks for replies.

    I really couldn't put the punctures down to anything in particular.

    The one last night (that really pissed me off as it was hammering down and I was riding through a right rough area) just 'happened'. There were 3 very small punctures in a kind of triangle. Pinch puncture perhaps?

    The tyres seem decent enough but there is a lot of crap, particularly on cycle lanes (the ones on the road in the lovely red colour, not the off-road ones).

    I will give it a few more weeks and maybe save my pennies for some decent schwalbes :tongue:
  6. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Might be worth talking to your LBS - I got mine for £15 each, they matched the cheapest interweb price.
  7. Landslide

    Landslide Rare Migrant

    Called to the bar
    There's your problem - no penetration without lubrication! :biggrin:
  8. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Guildford / London
    Also cycle lanes collect all the rubbish the car tyres sweep out of the road. I put most of my P-freeness down to my riding position.
  9. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    Try Conti GatorSkins, I don't even bother going round glass these days and I haven't had to take a tyre off for about two years.
  10. snapper_37

    snapper_37 Barbara Woodhouse's Love Child

    :biggrin::ohmy::blush::ohmy::blush::ohmy: So they say lol

    Hairy - thanks for the recommendation, I did look at those on wiggle.
  11. Well that's done it for you.... The last time i made a reply like that to this sort of thread i had to eat similar words a day later:angry:;)

    hope you don't have the same luck;)

  12. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Leith, Edinburgh
    Thanks for the heads-up, John ! Got my SCR2 today and I didn't think those Kenda tyres looked up to much and had been thinking that I should get something Schwalbe (since the Marathon Plus tyres on my commuter have been brilliant after the crappy Continental Travel Contacts I paid to have put on it when I bought it).

    Can I ask where you got yours from ?