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  • two in two days & I am riding 'gatorskins'

    do these tyres stop being puncture proof after six months or summit...?

    is there an alternative

    is there some other solution

    can I fill the tubes with goo

    or there an even more armoured tyre that gaters

    I need to know because punctures is uncool

  • gaytorskins.. reputation for being rubbish but never used 'em. Quite prepared to rubbish them though if my LBS guy tells me not to bother with 'em.

    Try Vittoria Rubinos. Wiggle has 'em cheap.

  • I've been riding my rubinos since April. Around 10 miles a day, at least on the usual town centre-ish and suburban roads.

    Only a single puncture and that was outside Asda over some smashed glass... I should have known better. And at 15 quid for two tyres and tubes, you can't really argue.

  • I've had gators since may and punctured as much as when I was running stock tyres. Possibly put a lot of it down to the amount of rain we've had in London and the associated debris on the roads, but I definitely won't buy them again.

  • Fair enough, probably down to London roads. Mine do have quite a few nicks and tears, but they seem alright to me.

  • brett I've had 'em since may and punctured as much as when I was running stock tyres. Possibly put a lot of it down to the amount of rain we've had in London and the assiciated debris on the roads, but I definitely won't buy them again.

    'em being what, gators...?

  • I assumed brett was talking about the rubinos, btw.

  • as far as i have tried myself
    schwalbe blizzard and armadillos are the most puncture proof
    armadillos have a tendency to make the ride of your bike really rubbish though, i hate them a lot but some people find them alright.

  • Bontrager racelite hardcase.

    shrug off shards of glass without compromising the grip too much.

  • ha beat me to it RPM. Held me in good stead against the glass on Hungerford Bridge last night!
    +1 for the Bontragers

  • yeah i'm trying the bontragers out as we speak! haven't ridden on them long enough (less than 300miles) but yeah i have to admit so far so good.

    i got too many bikes ride too little to write tyre reviews :P

  • you want to ask dt(tapioca) about gatorskins:)......i have blizzard's they're gooooood

  • the-smiling-buddha [quote]brett I've had 'em since may and punctured as much as when I was running stock tyres. Possibly put a lot of it down to the amount of rain we've had in London and the assiciated debris on the roads, but I definitely won't buy them again.

    'em being what, gators...?[/quote]

    Sorry, bad timing of post - gators, yes. Full of holes now - bombproof my ass!!

  • how about these http://www.roadbikereview.com/cat/wheels­/tires-clincher/Bontrager/PRD_303520_248­9crx.aspx

    RPM got there

    so we have

    Bontrager Hard Case
    Schwalbe blizzard
    Specialized armidillo

  • +1 vote for Rubinos

  • Gator hamster skins are shit another vote for Vittoria Rubino's and also Vredstein Fortezza :)

  • Bontrager Hard Case
    Schwalbe blizzard
    Rubinos
    Specialized armidillo

    in this order...?

  • probably that order yeah,
    seems like the hardcase is better for riding brakeless it'll last longer with skidding than the soft blizzards and they take up to 120psi.

    i'm going to try rubinos next because they do white
    will replace them once i've skidded thru my cheapo michelin oriums

  • edmundane probably that order yeah,
    seems like the hardcase is better for riding brakeless it'll last longer with skidding than the soft blizzards and they take up to 120psi.

    i'm going to try rubinos next because they do white
    will replace them once i've skidded thru my cheapo michelin oriums

    Vittoria Rubinos, just sound sexy don't they

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/CategoryProducts­.aspx?Manufacturer=Vittoria&Cat=cycle&Ca­tegoryName=Tyres%20-%20Road%20Race

    So which ones is good ..?

  • sounds sthg like victoria rubino.
    could do trying to make a film about a really sexy female track rider whose mum is english whereas dad is italian.

    looks like most of the uk online shops are out of stock for rubinos... don't know about the french online ones.

  • RPM Bontrager racelite hardcase.
    shrug off shards of glass without compromising the grip too much.

    Are these the Racelite AC or something? Like "All Condition"?
    I used these as well and they were also quite good. I go the Vittoria's coz I think they're cheaper. I think the Racelites are softer and slightly better performing. But I skid 'em so who cares.
    I also used the normal RaceLite's which were very light weight but punctured and cut too easily so err.. maybe for racing not for fixie commuter..

  • http://www.wiggle.co.uk/CategoryProducts­.aspx?Manufacturer=Vittoria&Cat=cycle&Ca­tegoryName=Tyres%20-%20Road%20Race
    So which ones is good ..?

    Last one I bought were these as they were the cheapest, steel beaded: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.as­px?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360027554
    They do the trick. Folding ones are a little bit more. Meh.. Like I said I'm just going to skid through these so cheapest is best.

  • you have to admit that 'victoria rubino' as a sexy ring to it whereas 'Bontrager Hard Case' is a bit of a turn off

  • http://www.parker-international.co.uk/Pr­oductsList/mcs/CategoryID/63/GroupID/8/C­atName/Tyres/v/eaca398f-6798-4fe4-8c25-d­58e79763c4e

    Parker Internal have them and they ship to France

    'new 'Kevlar Endura 3D Compound', with high duration and exciting road-behaviour'

    sounds like my kind of tyre

    those flippin gatorskins I thought it was just me that thought they were crap, not exactly cheap niether

  • I always felt that vittorai rubino's where incredibly slippery, even on dry roads, in the corners.

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