Spoke broke and left me stranded.

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  • amrushton
    amrushton Posts: 1,253
    will seem quicker as you have a whole new drivetrain and hubs but glad it worked out for you. But secretly we are all eyeing those Princeton Carbonworks wheels that Ineos are running
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,706

    ...I have a 23mm Gatorskin on the front and a 25mm GP5000 on the rear although I am going to change them both for something more robust as per the "what 25mm tyre" thread

    You won't get more robust than Gatorskins.
    Better yes, but not more robust.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • ibr17xvii
    ibr17xvii Posts: 1,065
    pblakeney said:

    ...I have a 23mm Gatorskin on the front and a 25mm GP5000 on the rear although I am going to change them both for something more robust as per the "what 25mm tyre" thread

    You won't get more robust than Gatorskins.
    Better yes, but not more robust.

    Gatorhardshells I'd say are more robust.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,706
    ibr17xvii said:

    pblakeney said:

    ...I have a 23mm Gatorskin on the front and a 25mm GP5000 on the rear although I am going to change them both for something more robust as per the "what 25mm tyre" thread

    You won't get more robust than Gatorskins.
    Better yes, but not more robust.

    Gatorhardshells I'd say are more robust.
    Fair.
    But would you ride them?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • ibr17xvii
    ibr17xvii Posts: 1,065
    pblakeney said:

    ibr17xvii said:

    pblakeney said:

    ...I have a 23mm Gatorskin on the front and a 25mm GP5000 on the rear although I am going to change them both for something more robust as per the "what 25mm tyre" thread

    You won't get more robust than Gatorskins.
    Better yes, but not more robust.

    Gatorhardshells I'd say are more robust.
    Fair.
    But would you ride them?
    I had them on a bike for about 2 1/2 years after having Gatorskins on before. Got 1 puncture.

    Yes they aren't the "liveliest" of tyres but they did the job I bought them for by enlarge.

    Let's face it if you're buying them you're more bothered about function i.e. puncture protection rather than performance.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,706
    Each to their own.
    I have a set of Open Paves that have lasted 2 summers and 5000 miles to date, lots of rough B-roads including one recent off road excursion*. Zero punctures. Other experiences are available.

    *It used to be a road but has been storm eroded and I certainly wouldn't drive my car over it.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.