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  • 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.

    https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com­/road-bike-reviews/pirelli-cinturato-vel­o-2018

  • 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.
    https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tyres/schwal­be-marathon-dureme-hs410-folding-tyre-26­-x-20-inch-50559/

  • 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


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  • Being size specific might get you some replies.

  • Marathons
    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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