Tyre Advice Please

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by grumpyoldgit, 8 Aug 2012.

  1. grumpyoldgit

    grumpyoldgit Über Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    I have bought a used Sirrus Limited to try.Some of the tow paths I use are a bit bumpy,with plenty of sharp flints.The existing tyres are 700 28c.I am looking to get puncture proof with a little less road bias,any suggestions?
     
  2. Schwalbe Marathon Plus are just about the most puncure resistant tyres you can get :thumbsup:
     
  3. OP
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    grumpyoldgit

    grumpyoldgit Über Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    Should I change the size ,for the sake of a little less shaking about?
     
  4. I ride on 23's, so 28's to me would already be like an armchair :tongue:

    If you're finding them a bit harsh though maybe look at fitting slightly larger ones as long you have the clearance and your rims will take it :thumbsup:
     
  5. OP
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    grumpyoldgit

    grumpyoldgit Über Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    I am a fat arsed old git,new to this lark,but enjoying it.There is a good half inch clearance all round,so 32 or 35?Thanks for your help,always good advice here.
     
  6. defy-one

    defy-one Guest

    Marathon plus,but stay with 28c. That's more than enough cushioning for your lard arse ;)
     
  7. Peteaud

    Peteaud Veteran

    Location:
    South Somerset
    ive just fitted a set of 700 x 32 Continentals touring plus on the commuter, ride ok although not tested to the full yet.
     
  8. akb

    akb Über Member

    I have recently switched to Conti Travel Contacts; quite expensive (same sort of par as the M+) and they are proving very good tyres. I commute to work 4 days a week, 25 mile round trip and have not had any P* visits since they were fitted in March 2012.
     
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    grumpyoldgit

    grumpyoldgit Über Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    Thanks all.Ordered Marathon plus 28c.
     
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