I put in about 200 miles a month, sometimes a little more. At 60 days, the tires are just getting warmed up. This product, although a great idea, is definitely for that early out of the box catastrophe that is mentioned.
Invested in some fantastic race tires. Kicked in for the insurance ($5). Promptly ran over something sharp. Didn't even see it but cut both tires. Covered. got 2 new tire within the week. Me happy ,)
Murphys law says your gonna jack up your new tires within the first few rides. Happened to me twice. Road hazard warranty for a few bucks kept me cool.
I purchased the Road Hazard Policy with my recent order of the Continental Grand Prix 4000s and I'm glad that I did. Based on some reviews, they claimed that the side walls were prone to cuts. Within 100 miles I was standing on the side of the road, wrapping my tube in a $ bill. Thankfully I purchased this and knew I wasn't out the cost of a new tire. No stress at all. Customer service was excellent as usual. A+. Definitely will purchase again.
2nd ride on my rather expensive tires rear got a 1/2 inch slashed. must have run over glass. Made the dreaded call to the Mrs. But felt good that i had opted for the inexpensive tire insurance. Bam, new tire in the mail, and i'm back on the road.
In our case paying for the insurance was wonderful. Dealing with BikeTiresDirect has been great. No complaints and will buy the insurance again in the future.
The tires were purchased for my husband who is a cycling enthusiast.
It's happened to all of us, we JUST put new tires on and ruin one beyond repair.
This offering is a low cost way to feel a little more confident that your money isn't going down the drain if a piece of discarded waste finds it's way into your new tire