I have used these tyres for 18 months now and found them more than adequate . With the Great British roads the state that they are I find it imperative to have a modicum of puncture protection built in , and it performs very well. Paperthin lightweight tyres are all well and good but unsuitable for the roads here, I believe these represent the best value for money - The sliver of time you may lose in weight is more than compensated by the time saved at the roadside with a puncture. The compound is decent and quite sticky even after time , a brush with soapy water brings them back nice. I usually buy three and swap front to back and off, three cost less than one slightly lighter bling tyre option, unless the road you ride is perfect you can do a lot worse than to try a set.