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    What are the most thorn and flat resistant tires you've used?

    Right now I've got some marathon green guards and they are not flat resistant enough to handle the thorns around here.

    I've been thinking of the mondials, but are they all that flat resistant?

    And panaracer or continental worth a try?

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    Specialized Armadillo tires used to be the bomb, I'm not sure how they stack up these days but when I had my shop (05) they were way tougher than Conti's or Panaracers. Not the nicest ride but you'd have a tough time jamming an ice pick through them!

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    I did a lot of reading before I got my tires and landed on Conti Gatorskins. The main issue I read about the Armadillo's is they provide a very rough ride. I've been running Gatorskins on 2 bikes for around 3k miles and gotten one flat (metal shard worked its way through the tire, barely). If I look at the tire carefully, I can see MANY spots that something got through the outer layer of rubber but was stopped short of the tube. Lots of glass and nails on my commute.

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