- Holy grail – fast durable 700c commuter tyre?
These are bob on Bru..Posted 9 years agomudsharkMember
Bontrager Race Lite Hardcase is a good option especially at this price:Posted 9 years agotwohatsMember
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These are bob on Bru..
They’re not that good, cut up too easily especially if used for commuting.
I’d recommend Contis, but that’s not you want to hear…Posted 9 years ago
I know you said no contis but have you tried ultra gator skins? A great little tyre.
Tried one – about right weight etc but it perished within months and delaminated shortly afterwards.
ton – easy when you know how to behave! And the tyre – thanks but too heavy.
Those bonty’s look close…I’d try teh spesh’s but the marketing blurb contains 2 outright lies so I can’t face it!Posted 9 years ago
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Another vote for specialized armadillos – I’ve had one on the back (where I tend to get most punctures) for about two years now and haven’t had a single puncture (at least not that I can remember) which is a big improvement on the gatorskins I had before though in general, those are decent tyres. I can’t say that I noticed any difference in speed either.Posted 9 years agoSlavieMember
I’d back up the case for Bonty Race-lite Hardcase and am currently running 28s. Plenty fast enough for commuting and I’ve had a few sets and never had a puncture (tempting fate here!) until the tyres have been badly worn and it’s been my own fault for not replacing them. I’m also over 16st, so the fact they prevent pinch flats (120psi) is pretty impressive.
They may not be the lightest in the world but they’r not bad and you won’t be thinking about the benefit of getting home 30 seconds quicker because of light tyres whne you’re at the roadside changing tubes in the dark and pishing rain!Posted 9 years agoAdamMMember
Slightly puzzled by your experience with Continental Ultra Gatorskins, as I’ve used nothing but those on my commute bike for daily use around London and they’ve always lasted well. Just about to replace my 23c tyres after 3 years as they are now worn out and full of cuts from glass and other debris, but only had 2 punctures in those 3 years.Posted 9 years agoGary_MMember
I use Bontrager Race Lite Hardcase on my commuter, some of which is on glass strwen cycle paths. I have the occasional puncture but nothing major.
I’m using conti 4 seasons on my road bike at the monet and I’m pretty impressed with them so far. Once the roads improve, as in it rains and all the crap gets flushed away, I’ll stick them on the commuter and go back to pro race 3’s on my road bike. The Bonty’s are a fair bit slower than the contis.Posted 9 years agohelsMember
Go in the Bike Works and say:
“I want a pair of road tyres absolutely guaranteed not to puncture riding through Penicuik High Street on a monday, and if they do I will be after your job…”
That worked for me ! (having flatted on broken glass 3 times that monday morning)
I can’t remember what they sold me but they (as she blithely tempts fate) have been mint so far.
P.S Why haven’t you entered the TT on the 15th at Inners yet ??Posted 9 years ago
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