Schwalbe Durano Plus Performance Smartguard Folding Tyre - 700c
Schwalbe Durano Plus road tyres featuring SmartGuard puncture protection.
- Maximum puncture protection for race machines!
- The Durano Plus has a SmartGuard belt for extremely effective protection against penetration punctures.
- The strong, highly elastic, special rubber layer is not as thick as in the Marathon Plus.
- Nevertheless it has a level of protection unparalleled in racing cycle tyres.
- Sizes - 700 x 23c or 25c
- Weight - 340g approx
- Colour - Black
ChristopherNo punctures in about 135 miles of commuting in the bike line and gutter. I was getting around 1-2 flats per week with brand new Vittoria Zaffiros on the same commute. I actually like the Zaffiros for non-commute rides and didnt have issues with flats - I think its a product of riding in the bike lane for ~90 of my daily commute (~26 miles). Thus, while its a small sample size, I would have normally gotten 1-2 flats over the same period versus none thus far. These tires are really slow and bulky but it means I can consistently commute to work without changing a tire and thats my main goal. Aerage about 1 MPH slower on commute than on the zaffiros (Garmin says about 16-17 with stoplights when i used zaffiros but now Im getting about 15-16. No powe meter, only GPS averages). They were surprisingly easy to mount compared to the marathon plus tires I ran on my touring bike. Grip seems better than I expected. The smart guard layer definitely makes the tire feel soft even at 110 PSI. While it soaks up some road vibraton it also feels, well, soft. Hard to really explain because its not exactly like riding on an underinflated tire, its just different. I dont have the same road feel, if you know what I mean. Its an acceptable trade off, however, as I can have a much more predicable commute. Unless something changes, I expect to continue purchasing these in the future for commuting purposes.
Cyclist 101Using a pair of these tyres for 4500km and only had one puncture. Probably can cycle another 1500km. Recommended for touring.
GKnightGreat puncture/scratch resistance and perfect for enduring the winter commute to London everyday.
Mr KIRPSON-COLLEYThey do what they say they do. Did over 8000km on my rear tyre before replacing it and only got 2 punctures during that period and that was only in the last couple of months.
DavidReally great tyres for the winter. Plenty of grip and puncture resistance. OK, they are not the fastest tyres, but for winter miles they are faster than fixing punctures!
Mr RHad these on an number of occasions previously. Heavy at 340g a tyre but for a British winter on country roads these are perfect,. Nothing is puncture proof but these are as close as you will get. Did the entire of winter 2018 on these without a single flat
MichaelI switched over to these as my commuting tires when my Vittoria Rubino Pro's suffered fatal slices (to the tires, not me) twice in a month. I didn't want to keep spending money like that so I went with these. What a difference! They're not puncture-proof but they do put up with a lot. Note that these are heavier than usual so you might want to start out with a couple of easy rides with them. I didn't and I actually strained both calves a bit. On the bright side, if you switch over to racing tires you're going to be flying on race day!
Mr TipperA great tyre that combines very high puncture protection without excessively compromising performance. I know 5 people who use this tyre and not one has reported a puncture.
Mr SpanggaardBeen using this for Year, it is not "puncture free", it is not cheap, it is heavier than other tyres, but this "Grandfather tyre gives You very few punctures and many miles.
Mr RebelloGold medal for this tyres!
Mr dicksonFantastic product but hard to fit,hopefully won`t puncture much so won`t have to remove them too often Merlin have best price and fast delivery