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John1f1 27 Sep 15:31  

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I am looking to purchase a set of puncture resistant mountain bike tires, what is the best set for value for money? I am looking to spend around £20/30.

Thanks

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soren 28 Sep 10:09  

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Schwallbe Marathon Plus MTB tyres, Bullet proof.


BusterG 28 Sep 10:39  

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I am probably going to jinx it now but i am on £6 bike shop no-name brands and havent had a puncture yet. Bought them in Feb and have put about 600miles on them. I think the bike shop owner was about to dump them.

I travel on country lanes mainly and there is a lot of sharp gravel and flint about. Off to the isle of wight friday.

I have heard that the marathons are the best after my £6 set naturally.

Good luck
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John1f1 28 Sep 11:41  

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Thanks a lot.

John

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soren 28 Sep 12:57  

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Something else to remember "John", always run your tyres at the recommended tyre pressure


Pesmo 23 Oct 12:51  

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If you read the current 'Punctures' thread you will see in there pretty much all of the main puncture resistant tyrs mentioned.


rook 29 Oct 01:42  

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I had quite a few punctures up until July when i had a Schwalbe 'Smart Sam' fitted to my back wheel, to 'get me home' in the bikestore guys words.
Anyway, that tyre is still serving me well and i fitted a Continental Travel Impact to the front wheel.

I was planning to have Continentals on both tyres but i have stuck with this combination ever since, no punctures (and i have been on some tracks where i've thought yep this is punctureville !)
It does look slightly strange with the road tyre on the front and the fat mtb tyre on the back, but its working like a charm.

I suppose the front tyre is going to be no good for mud this winter, so i will see how that goes.
I hope im proved wrong

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mstar12 31 Oct 12:02  

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As Soren says Schwalbe Marathon Plus MTB tyres, the marathon plus road tyres are indistuctable. I have Schwalbe city jets on my mountain bike which I use for work and have had one puncture in 2500 miles when I went over a broken bottle base which still only just pricked the tube.
£23 each on the bay for MP mtb and £12.00 for the city jets (these are smooth though)

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