Pity the foolish cyclists who brave the winter mornings in summer cycling gear. The rest of the bunch are wearing their jackets, leg warmers, arm warmers, skull caps, winter gloves, booties and some have even prepared there water bottles with warm water. Yes… it is cold out there and you will suffer if you are underprepared. Phew are a […]
I've had 5 punctures on the Randoneurs in about 2,000KM. I don't think it is the tyres, all the punctures have been very thin and sharp objects. Nothing else seems to get in.
One thing though, the tread is starting to get a bit worn, when do you need to replace a tyre? The tread is wearing down fairly quick on the top of the tyre which of course is the part that contacts the road. I would expect to get maybe 5,000KM out of the tyre (it's on the back - I am probably about 100KG and I also have a basket on the back with a bag which would add a few more KG). Can you run the tyre until the tread is basically all gone? Maybe I'll take a pic and upload it.
When that red puncture-resistant layer wears through they'd be shot, but I don't think the traction of this layer would be too good. I retired the Randonneur Crosses when this red layer began to show - 14,000 kms (not out). These tyres have been used by fixie riders with their passion for skid-stops. The Randos are some of their favourite tyres.
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