2017 was a bad year for punctures, I suffered three, but I've just had my second of 2018 and I'm hoping to stay flat-free until the new year

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Comment by Mike the Bike on November 4, 2018 at 17:25

I know, I know Dave, there are some marvellous tyres out there for the avoidance of the penetration of the pointy objects.  And, when I was a working man with a start time, I was invariably shod with the Vittoria Randonneur, which is easily the densest, heaviest and slowest tyre this side of a tank track.

But, now I am free of such suffocating deadlines, I am instead a slave to fast rolling, comfortable rubber.  The time spent fixing the odd flat is easily regained in rapid progress around the lanes.  I've managed to average one a year until 2017, when my score shot up to three, but I'm praying for good luck to see me through this year with a lower count of two.  My daily ride is Michelin Pro4 Endurance, which have been discontinued, but they are amazing considering they weigh about a third of your Marathons.  I wouldn't swap, but then, unlike you, I'm not riding anywhere important.

Comment by Dave Rowe on November 3, 2018 at 21:36
Schwalbe Marathon Plus's MtB, weighty but bombproof. I may be tempting fate but no punctures in 3 years...

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