Schwalbe's Durano is 'for mile eaters': a training specific tyre. As a dual compound, folding tyre and at 235g, it is slightly more than this, a true utility tyre but how does it fare?
The first thing you probably want to know about a training tyre is what its puncture protection is like. Included is Schwalbe's premium level protection: RaceGuard, a synthesis of rubber and nylon moulded into the standard rubber. Schwalbe say this adds very little to weight and rolling resistance.
While dragging the parents around the south island this week, I noticed a French Canadian guy folding up his bike helmet and putting it into his backpack. I remembered that ages ago Dahon had advertised their "Pango" so I said hello and had a look. Labelled "Biologic", it was indeed the Dahon folding helmet and very impressive it was too. If anyone's interested it's available from the Biologic site for about $130 and looked really sturdy. Great for commuting I'd imagine.