BVC-CHAT Tire Advice
thomaswoodfin at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 26 08:26:06 CDT 2007
I echo the Specialized Armadillo recommendations. I'm 6'4", 225 lbs and ride Armadillos 700 x 28 on a handbuilt Tandem rear rim on my Surly Long Haul Trucker converted to 'road bike'. All 4 of our bikes have Armadillos on them because I just hate changing flats. But you have to keep them inflated or they won't ride so easily over the broken glass, beer bottles, goatheads, etc.
----- Original Message ----
From: Ryan Brown <garthhog at suddenlink.net>
To: BVC-chat at philebus.tamu.edu
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 8:46:45 PM
Subject: BVC-CHAT Tire Advice
I’m new to the road biking thing, so I am not really sure what to look for in a good tire. Lately, I have been having a BIG problem with flats, primarily at the rear tire. Either I’m swapping out tubes on the side of the road at 7am, or I find a flat from a slow leak the next morning when I’m getting ready to ride. It has become annoying. I didn’t have quite this bad of a problem before school started, since I would wait until after the sun was all of the way up before riding. Now I have been leaving the house well before the sun is up, and I am sure that I am riding through the hillbilly minefields and not even realizing it. So…what do you all recommend for a tire that is reasonable light, has good grip, yet puncture resistant? I am currently running the stock Specialized Mondos that came with my Allez, and I think I could give myself a flat with a butterknife.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the BVC-chat