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    Durable, cheap road tire?

    Yes, I know this isn't a road bike forum, but I trust mountain bikers more than roadies any day! And I know there are a lot of guys who train on the road in this forum

    I'm looking for a road training tire that is long wearing, puncture resistant, and cheap. I don't care about weight or rolling resistance at all. Traction is even of little concern because my road routes don't have any high speed curves.

    I have ran Maxxis re-fuse this summer and have been less than impressed.....suggestions??



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    went 2 years on gatorskins without a flat. had a couple this year as their worn down. just got new ones.

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    Michelin Lithion 2's aren't bad, I've done 2,000kms on my set on some pretty dodgy roads without any issues, they barely even look worn!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
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    I second this. Also I like Gatorskins and Vittoria Rubino Pro's. All 28's with lots of gravel and I have had minimal flats.

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    Thanks for the input, I think I'm gonna try out the gatorskins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty $anchez View Post
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    Durable, cheap road tire?

    For a durable road training tyre Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres are long lasting and hardly ever puncture.

    http://www.schwalbe.co.uk/tour/marathon-plus/

    They also have the benefit of being heavy so when you switch back to your race wheels there's a nice perceived speed boost.

    For the full effect add self sealing inner tubes which have sealant inside too.

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    Look at the Hutchinson Nitro. 27 TPI, very durable.

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    I like the gatorskin 25s. They actaully measure 27mm(on my alpha 400s) and they kick ass for light gravel as well as rough roads.
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    Here's a whole bunch of training tires:
    BikeTiresDirect.com - Bicycle products, components and accessories

    I've used Michelins, Conti's, and Vredenstein, and they're all pretty good. Folding tire >270g will probably give plenty of rubber for long wear. I don't know much about wire beads though since I do enough road group rides that i don't want a training tire to be too heavy.

    Another thing I do to keep me rolling is buying road tubes with removable cores, that way I can add a quarter cup of Stan's to each tube.

    In Utah we have a lot of goat head sticker weeds which cause lots of pin hole flats. With the Stans, you'll usually have to pump up the tire a bit rather than changing tubes from a pin hole puncture.
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