I commute on average 120-150 miles a week, and seem to have puntctures about once every fortnight!!
So far the tyres i've tried and failed with are: Maxxis Re-fuse 700x23 and 25, Fortezza Tri-Comp 700x23, Gatorskins 700 x 25.
I am currently using the Schwalbe Durano Plus on the rear wheel and have ordered another for the front. But just wanted to see what are other heavy-set riders were running on their bikes.
Slime Smart Tubes are inner-tubes containing a thick liquid which instantly repairs punctures. They work well, and are a very handy option for winter riding, but there is a weight penalty.
This kind of inner-tube is well known in the mountain-bike world, but Slime Smart Tubes are also available for road bikes in two sizes: 700c x 19-25mm and 700c x 28-35mm, both with presta valves.
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.