ihavenolimbs said:I ride on Michelin Krylion Carbons (23 front, 25 back, and with Michelin latex tubes), worn out several sets over the last couple of years, no flats, fast rolling, even good enough to race on. I live near the uni-student area of town too, heaps of glass on the road that I have to ride over, so the Krylion's puncture resistance must be damn good.
mr. tibbs said:I happily rode the Pro2Race for several years. And then the Pro3Race showed up. Now I get flats all the time. I currently have five Pro3race carcasses hanging in the garage.
bikerlar said:I love my michelins. I live next to the ocean and Contis wear out to fast in the salt air
buckwheat said:What? I live next to the ocean too and I've never had a problem with contis.
I'm riding a GP 4 season 28 rear and I got 6,500 miles out of the last one on the rear. The thing was worn down to the casing almost all the way around and I took it off and tried to jab it with a scissor and the thing was still tough as hell. I think I had another 500 miles in it but was concerned with the lack of rubber. I was riding the thing with like 80 psi. Great tire. I have a GP 4000 25 on the front and that thing has lasted forever too.
dsut4392 said:Try the scissor trick while the tire is inflated to full pressure (but keep a firm hold on the scissors). Like cutting a climbing rope, tough when it's slack, but hang your weight on it and it cuts like butter (just ask Simon Yates)
(NB I'm not saying they're not tough, or tougher than other tires, just saying testing without pressure isn't really representative of real world puncture resistance)