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ok, 1st things 1st. its not for racing its for general training.
ive been using conti, wire gator Gator Hardshells which have been fantastic, no punctures this year.
But have a nice shiney new carbon frame which is being built up as we speak.
so am looking for a faster rolling tyre but not loosing that puncure restance! so what about Gatorskins, also what size. they will be mounted on mavic ksyrium equipe wheels.
As you can see i dont know much about road tyres, i a xc racer and use Schwalbe RRs....... i am going to do some sportives this year too.

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cborrman [84 posts] 3 years ago
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conti 4000s, they are the RR of the road - fast rolling, very puncture resistant and grip well. they are quite cheap on merlin but has seen offers else where as well

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mr-andrew [300 posts] 3 years ago
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Schwalbe Durano S - supple, roll quickly, puncture resistant and grip better than the Conti's

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Simon E [2539 posts] 3 years ago
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I'd try Durano S. Go for 25mm if you can, the additional volume should improve comfort a little but won't increase rolling resistance (wider tyres actually have lower rr).

Bear in mind that improved rolling resistance and good puncture protection are mutually incompatible - to improve one usually makes the other worse.