/ Road tyre with durable side walls?
Conti 4000's, great for puncture resistance but not so good elsewhere!
Maybe I've just been unlucky but any recommendations for something a bit stronger?
Sounds more like an issue with your brake blocks and a wheel that isn't true.
No, both tears were not close to the rim.
I think it's the potholes - catch the sidewall on the edge of one and you're doomed. I've lost a Michelin Pro4 to one and have a Conti Gatorskin that's looking a bit sorry for itself too. Don't think there's any way around a sliced or grated sidewall*. One of those things I'm afraid
*except emigrating to somewhere with nice EU-funded tarmac and no frost
> I think it's the potholes -
> *except emigrating to somewhere with nice EU-funded tarmac and no frost
Fair enough - not something I've ever experienced, which is surprising given the state of the roads around here.
Last pothole I hit properly cost me a wheel when it split the rim!
I've ordered a Gatorskin Hardshell (not too worried about the weight) so we'll see how that goes?
Thanks for the replies
On a related note - having experienced similar this year with a newish GP4000 I now carry a Park tyre boot patch in my kit in case of a repeat.
Much more confidence in being able to get home !
Same effect can be had using a bit of tootpaste tube or moisturiser squeezer.
Received the Gatorskin Hardshell now, side-walls definitely seem more substantial than normal so fingers crossed.
Thanks for suggestions, will try Michelin in the future.
I always carry a 'tyre boot' but won't buy another one! (Thanks Steev)
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