Tyres

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

  1. vavavikki

    vavavikki Active Member

    Location:
    Glagsow
    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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    Falkirk
    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

    Location:
    Ashford, Kent
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    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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