knobbly tyres vs slicks


#1

just replaced gatorskins with schwalbe marathon. The gatorskins were great at first but after about 5000km getting occasional punctures, 10,000km getting punctures often. Marathons seem heavier but i don’t get terrible fear of rough roads. But it is to soon for me to tell.
In your experiences does the slick configeration big difference?


#2

Maybe @fjp008 can help with a response?


#3

I used to run good, light tyres (Schwalbe One, Conti 4000 etc). Then I tried the Vittoria Randonneur and at 0 punctures / 15000km I can safely say I won’t be buying racing tyres again anytime soon.


#4

15,000km! that’s really outstanding… you don’t miss any performance aspect?


#5

Yes, the bike clearly feels a bit slower, but I got so many flat tyres before switching to the Rando…it’s a night and day difference. I gladly take the hit in speed. Also, they’re much cheaper than race tyres, and if you add to that how long they last it adds up to a nice sum of saved up $$$ over the years.


#6

yes, i think this is the way i will go