- 700 x 28 Commuter Tyres for Central London… What do you use?
I’ve started using Schwalbe Stelvios, seem to be alright.Posted 8 years ago
Cheers for replies so far.
I’ve had the contis on there for a couple of years, and have swapped the front and rear – now the front is showing signs of sidewall splitting etc…
May just get the same tyres, but jump up from my 23s to the 28s, for that lil extra pothole protection.
They’re on a geared Tinbred that’ll be running panniers so figure every extra mm of width will count : )Posted 8 years agoRudeBoyMember
I’d recommend a Spesh Armadillo tyre, for daily commuting in That London. There’s different widths, from 23c to fatter ones. I can’t speak for the other tyres people have suggested, but I have found Spesh’s Nimbus (think there’s a 28c version) to be extremely puncture resistant, and extremely hard wearing. Indeed, my pikey bikey has a set on that I’ve had for many years, and they’re still going strong, with only one or two punctures ever.
Correction: They’re actually the cheaper Flak Jacket versions; the Armadillos are even tougher!
As for weight; do you want to shave seconds off your PB, or do you want to get to work, when it’s pissing with rain, without having had a puncture?Posted 8 years agoMTB-IdleMember
2nd the spesh armadillo tyre. I rode hundreds of miles on my road bike and never got a puncture on it in over a year.
Started commuting into London and was averaging 3 flats a week until I fitted the armadillo and haven’t had any now in two months (touches wood).
Only needed one on the back too, stuck with the orignal tyre up front
700 x 23cPosted 8 years agosoobaliasMember
i got conti gatorskins (28c) from halfords for a fiver a pop about a year ago.
only changed to the schwalbe stelvios (23c) for the summer months because they were selling them for £1.
gatorskins picked up one puncture following the hawthorn hedge cutting on my commute.Posted 8 years ago
stelvios have had one blowout from a huge pothole.Stu_NSubscriber
After a string of flats in Edinburgh (standard Spesh Borough tyres – the Armadillo ones are apparently much better) I’ve gone for some Conti Top Tourings in 28mm width, which are allegedly as near to punctureproof as a pneumatic tyre can get.
They are heavy (500g or something) but seem to roll fast once up to speed and as I have a couple of offroadlite sections didn’t want a pure slick like the Gatorskin.
So far so good, but they only went on last night so any other conclusion would be terribly disapppointing!Posted 8 years ago
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