Since I am more or less new to the ever evolving bicycle technologies, I would be grateful if somebody could clear up some things. Well here is the deal. I intend to buy a bicycle, a road bike, drop bars etc. but the most puzzling part for me are the tires. My rides will definitely be on tarmac but not so clean and without potholes, so there are debris present almost on every kilometer of the road here (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
While riding somewhat older bikes with non-racing tires punctures happened, ok it happens to everyone now and then. I would really love to ride a bike with "raceier" tires because of speed and performance but what's the use if they will be punctured often. Then I've seen cyclocross bicycles with tires that are more rigid when you look at it but are not really for kilometer-eating road stages. Are they less prone to puncture and what are those new technologies implemented to reduce puncturing? Is the situation today really that better than the past?
Sorry for the long post, hope someone will make sense out of it.