Discussion in 'Beginners' started by vavavikki, 14 May 2010.

  1. vavavikki

    vavavikki Active Member

    So, I get a lot of punctures, I cycle on cyclepaths where the neds break bottles and things, I could do with some tougher tyres.

    I hear all bad things about airless, solid, foam tyres.

    I have had a read through previous posts and see there are puncture resistant tyres to be had. Now I need to choose which exactly.
    I dont go on mud and things often, mainly roads and cycle paths, now your going to ask the measurements of the wheels right? Is there a number I can find somewhere?

    What else do you consider when buying tyres?
  2. RyanW

    RyanW The abominable Bikeman

    Ashford, Kent
    The numbers will be written on the side of your current tyre, will be something like 27" 1.5 or 700 x 23. Just type that here and someone should be able to give u a link. you (by the sounds of it) need some slicks with mild puncture protection. what depends on what tyre size.

    100th post, YAY!!!!
  3. RyanW

    RyanW The abominable Bikeman

    Ashford, Kent
    On the last part, depends on what you are doing. If you race, rolling resistance and weight are your considerations, if trekking / commuting i guess puncture resistance and grip is important.

    i think the sch&*^% (cant spell it) marathons are along the lines of what you will be looking for.
  4. bauldbairn

    bauldbairn New Member

    Try Michelin "City" with Protek Plus puncture protection for about a £10 each - from Chain Reaction Cycles(free postage). I did 3500 miles + last year on them on cycle paths/canals/roads/schemes etc, with only one puncture. A very heavy tyre though.
  5. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Schwalbe marathon plus are as P*ncture resistant as you will get without resorting to granite wheels.
  6. RyanW

    RyanW The abominable Bikeman

    Ashford, Kent

    I think the rolling resistance may be a bit high
  7. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    Simple rule here: protection = weight. From your description, it sounds like you really do need to go for something bulletproof - as FF says, Schwalbe marathon plus seems to be generally regarded as the bulletproofest you can get. You'll just have to accept that tyres weighing a kilo and a half each take a bit more pushing...
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