Mostly John and I don’t get flats. For a couple of years I had Schwalbe Marathons, which were bulletproof. Other than when I picked up a giant nail midway into our 2009 Eastern Shore tour. No tire could have withstood that. John hasn’t had a flat in 5 years.
Last year we both switched to Compass tires. Compass Bicycles website says of them: ” … Compass tires roll faster, absorb shocks much better, and offer greatly improved cornering grip. Warning: You may never want to go back to your old tires after riding these.” I agree. The Schwalbes were great. These are greater. Paired with Schwalbe tubes, they have been trouble free. That is until today. What John hoped was a slow leak in his rear tire turned out to require changing the tube. The culprit turned out to be a tiny sharp piece of metal embedded in the tire. As a result our 16 mile ride took a bit longer than usual. Good thing we weren’t in a hurry!
- Fixing a Flat Tire (whybike3.wordpress.com)