BVC-CHAT Tire Advice
Jean Marie Linhart
jmlinhart at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 08:05:13 CDT 2007
Armadillos are the gold standard -- you will be happy with them, and
they are worth the money.
I have 650c wheels, and they don't make Armadillos for me, so if your
budget is particularly strained, I have found that almost anything
with a Kevlar belt works pretty good. I've used Continental Ultra
Gatorskins and Vittoria Rubino Kevlars on my small-tire road bike, but
I think Nashbar and Performance might have something for 700c wheels
in their brand that is less $$.
Another trick -- you are a pretty big guy, if you are willing to go
for a wider tire (700x28 or 700x32) you should have better puncture
resistance (esp. with the Kevlar belt), at the cost of some weight.
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