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Most puncture resistent light in weight clinchers

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Most puncture resistent light in weight clinchers

Postby Waitless » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:50 pm

With the advent of winter and rain here in Australia, can anyone suggest the most puncture resistent clincher tire that is light in weight and which I can use for racing as well as training? In the past I've used Conti GP4000S tires but maybe there is something better? Schwalbe?
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Re: Most puncture resistent light in weight clinchers

Postby UNCrayburn » Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:34 am

It might not be a popular choice, but I have found that Michelin Krylions are extremely puncture resistent. They come in at 230g, so they are not that light. I have literally pulled quarter-of-an-inch long tacks out of my Krylions without even getting a slow-leak flat. I have found that Michelin PR3's provide almost as much puncture resistance, and they are about 190g.

Others may have more experience with multiple brands though. I found that Michelin worked for me, so I stuck with it.
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Re: Most puncture resistent light in weight clinchers

Postby Waitless » Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:41 am

Thanks for your reply.
The Krylions sound interesting but they are a bit heavier thatn I'd prefer for racing and I generally have a problem with Michelins in that they are particularly difficult to fit onto my rims. I have a friend who tried the Pro Race 3s and was very disappointed in their puncture resitence and swapped to Schwalbes, so I'd be very interested to hear other comments.
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Re: Most puncture resistent light in weight clinchers

Postby multigrooves » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:07 pm

the new conti hardshell or hutchinson fusions
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Re: Most puncture resistent light in weight clinchers

Postby Gearjunkie » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:04 pm

My favourite all round clincher tyre is the Continental GP4000S. Pretty light (205-215g), best grip in the wet, roll pretty well, durable, and THE best puncture protection in a high end tyre. We have the glassiest roads anywhere (boy racers just biff their empties out the window into the cycle lane) and I keep having to come back to the 4000S's after multiple experiments with other tyres.

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Re: Most puncture resistent light in weight clinchers

Postby stumpytrunks » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:19 am

Whereabouts in Aus are you weightless? I think the short answer is that you'll struggle to find one that lasts more than a few thousand k's.
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Re: Most puncture resistent light in weight clinchers

Postby keithc » Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:45 pm

I don't know how much they weigh, but I have had very good luck with Schwalbe Ultremo DD tires. Additionally, they are very easy to mount (on Kinlin rims, anyway). I like the way they ride, as well.
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