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Great Tires add Mr. Tuffy liners for nearly bullet proof riding
I have ridden on several pair of the Gatorskins and Hardshell Gatorskins. I'm a daily commuter in Phoenix, AZ and I'm able to ride year around, I'd 215 lbs but with my backpack, water additionally lighting in the winter months well stocked bike bag I'd easily add another 20 lbs.
I'm riding on city streets and along a canal that is most paved with asphalt. I generally get over 4000 miles on the rear tire and my current front is probably over 6000 miles as I did not change it the last time I changed my rear.
With these tires along with Mr. Tuffy Ultra Light tire liners
I have not had a flat due to a puncture in over 6000 miles. The OEM tires on this bike were Maxxis Re-Fuse, they lasted about 2200 miles and I got at least 10 flats mostly from the thorny weeds we have referred to as goats heads.
I switch to the Gatorskins and my mileage increased to about 4000 miles and I had about 4 to 6 punctures, so nearly double the miles and half the flats.
The next set I purchased were the Gator Hardshells and also added the Mr. Tuffy liners and have been flat free from punctures since.
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