New or old tyres, I still get punctures. Glass is a killer.
I just fixed it for you. I already mentioned I don't get punctures
Hopefully not telling you how to suck eggs, but a really useful trick is de-weighting the bike. Flick your ankles before a hazard to take your weight off the bike (like a half-bothered bunny hop where your wheels don't come off the ground) and you should sail across most things unscaved. Its not glass that causes the puncture, its your body weight.
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(like a half-bothered bunny hop where your wheels don't come off the ground)
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Sorry, see you do cycle, it didn't sound like it. You get punctures. It's as much a part of cycling as a sore bum after a 100km ride in the tropics.
Road bike with lightweight tyres, by the way. In oz I used to add those strips inside the tyres I got so sick of punctures. Had 4 in one week once.
Ah, see we are talking about different things. No doubt the op is planning 10 mile ish commutes on Tarmac, a good armoured tire would keep him safe. But long distances on a 23c tire? Sure, stick a tube and pump in your camel back
I managed about two years without incident on some Armadillos, they were pretty hefty (28c I think) but it was all urban commutes.
Punctures are inevitable, but decent tyres at high pressure helps; mine are inflated to 150psi on the cosmic carbones (vredestein fortezza tricomps, good for 175psi apparently), and 130 psi on my ksyrium elites and winter bike wheels. Trackie is inflated to 140 ish.
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