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Tough sidewalls

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:53 am
by simonanks69
Hey guys
So I was racing today, and as I cornered at high speed (+45kmh) I rode over a small rock and my rear tyre exploded. I was using Schwalbe ZX tyres. Any recommendations for a clincher wheel?
Thanks

Re: Tough sidewalls

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:29 am
by Willier
Continental GP 4000S is my favorite tire, never had any problems with flats. I also did some riding on gravel with them

Re: Tough sidewalls

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:29 am
by Weenie

Tough sidewalls

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:33 am
by Kastrup
I have also had great luck with the GP 4000s, to me it brings together a bit of all the great aspects of a road tyre.

Even more durable is the Michelin Krylion Carbon.

Re: Tough sidewalls

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:29 am
by Stalkan
Never really looked too closely at the 4000 but how similar is it to the Force? I ask because the other day on a training ride I ran over a small stone that I must have caught just right and it cut my sidewall causing a flat. It wasn't able to get past the Vectran but the tread also had a nice gash in it. Sidewalls are going to be the weak point in any tire, but the Shwalbes R.1 9 (predecessor to the ZX) that I have owned have worn through the sidewall without anything ever rubbing them. Other than two events that would kill any tire my Conti Force/Attack combo has been virtually flat proof.

Re: Tough sidewalls

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:16 pm
by bura
Kastrup wrote:I have also had great luck with the GP 4000s, to me it brings together a bit of all the great aspects of a road tyre.


+1

The Conti Four Seasons has tougher sidewalls though.

Re: Tough sidewalls

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:52 pm
by padde
Usually, tire manufacturers will produce racing oriented tires with some extra sidewall reinforcement. Continental makes the 4 Season (w/Duraskin) whereas Schwalbe produce the Ultremo DD (w/Snakeskin). Personally I have found the 4 Season to be pretty tough - albeit not "touring tire tough" - and raceable.

Re: Tough sidewalls

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:52 pm
by Weenie

Re: Tough sidewalls

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:43 pm
by HillRPete
Can you post a pic of the tyre? Either you were very unlucky, or something bad very happend. Or maybe both. Did the rock slash open the sidewall?