I got tired of GK punctures on my commuter so converted them to tubeless (32c slick). Been fine since August... touches wood
I have about 3000 mainly commuter miles on my 38mm gk slicks running them tubeless. I had to warranty the rear after ~500 miles because the casing seperated but I've only had 2 punctures that both sealed before I needed to pump them back up. Definitely not as durable as the tyres I replaced (pasela tourguard) but so much nicer to ride. I'm happy enough with them that I'll replace with the same when I wear these out.
Aye was possibly lured in for the sake of 'gram likes. I am currently running them with tubes, I will possibly swap them for something a bit more bulletproof.
The initial plan was for the bike to operate as a winter bike for [slightly] faster riding outside of the commute, but the finished build is so heavy that's not going to happen much (plus I hardly ride in winter as it is these days) - so probably no harm in going for a hefty 'commuter' type tyre - any recommendations on here? Something like Schwalbe Marathon
I'm using Marathon Supreme tubeless (TLE) for commuting; all good so far.
Slick GKs are damn quick for such a fat tire but at the cost of not having a puncture protection belt. There's a new version with a belt more suitable for tubed tires.
Yeah they are lovely to ride, just got a feeling that long term they may not be suitable for the riding I'll be doing on that bike. It will be a shame to go down to something less smooth, what is the forum's go to option for bullet-proof London roads tyre? 700c in 35 or 38mm...
Ribmo folding roll well and are pretty bomb proof.
I mentioned them earlier as tubeless but they can be run with tubes.. on paper the Pirelli Cinturato roll well with good protection.. probably not bullet proof though.
Duremes though, not Supremes.
Vittoria voyager, permanently uber-discounted on planet x i believe
Nice suggestion, thanks. Can't really find any info on the Voyager outside of PX, only the hyper version. But at 7 quid each they look like a good shout.
Hah, sorry I thought it was a typo because I never heard of them before, they look great.
Anyone used the jack brown race tyres for general daily riding?
Any recommended tire in 650B format, 35 mm width, that rolls acceptably and have decent puncture protection?
Currently have Michelin Wild Run'r but would like an upgrade ; have the Rivendells Nifty Swifty on another bike, but they are 34 mm wide and they "feel" a little small, but 35 is the limit.
What would anyone recommend? Purchase another set of Rivendells Nifty Swifty?
G-ones.... any other alternatives that are more durable? For commuting/touring
Being size specific might get you some replies.
Ribmos (folding ride really well)
Whoops. 30mm-622 atm, prefer tubeless.
WTB exposure are well nice
tempted to say clement ush tubeless 32. perfect for varied duties from commuting to light gravel. not as performant as those schwalbe obvioulsy
Had terrible experiences with (3 sets of) clement, wouldn’t touch em with a barge pole.
Anyone else having trouble seating Rene Hersé/Compass tyres? With tubes.
Tried their instructions to no avail. Probably my old-ass rims.
Have used the same pair of clement strada ush 32 for 2 winters now, easy to fit & seem durable. Not sure if things have gone downhill since they turned into Donnelly.
Ouch. How many miles did it take for that to happen?
What are the forum experience with Veloflex Record?
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