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Hasn't let me down...
on 24 June 2014
I have a couple of these in regular use on rural roads with all their dreadful surfaces (Wiltshire must have an annual pothole-filling budget of about zero), and have run the gauntlet of hedgecutting (thorns in the road etc) and other obstructions too. Prior to using these I was getting pretty good at fixing flats. Now I'm not sure I can even remember the process!
I still ride as carefully as I can, there's no point tempting fate after all - every technology can be defeated, but these have taken the concern out of the ride and its a pleasure to be out there getting around rather than at the side of the road fixing a problem with minimal kit. Cyclists that shave their legs to cut down air resistance and worry that their stubble would lose them valuable seconds on their rides would hate the extra weight on these tyres, but for the rest of us the difference is barely significant and definitely outweighs the peace of mind these bring. Anyone going "off piste" regularly (or just over Wiltshire's prehistoric A-roads - some improved by the Romans...) will appreciate these tyres. They're giving me great service and the ones I'm reviewing here were in fact bought for my wife's bike so that I can enjoy not having to fix her flats as well as my own. We both regularly ride farm tracks and fields as well as "roads" (Wiltshire, remember?) and so far, no problems at all. If anything, the tread will probably go first! Love 'em!