I was enjoying my new bike until I started getting flats again. The old clydesdale was heavy but the alligator tyres meant I didn't get punctures. The new steed is lighter but the tyres are soft and the tubes are like tissue paper. I pumped them up as much as I could but 3 flats in a fortnight meant shifting one of my old thick skins to the back wheel, and I noticed the weight diff straight away. Love the way the new one takes me up the steep end of Stanley's Road to Tar Barrel Corner without needing oxygen and I don't want 2 heavy tyres but the arthritis in my hands means I shudder every time I get a flat.
Can anyone recommend tyres that are lighter but have a bit of resistance? The ones Bike 99 provided were first skewered by what looked to me like a fairly innocuous packing box staple. Then the front one followed a few days later and I replaced the tube but I just took it for a spin and it's deflating again. Not fun.
What size wheels are you running?
I've been using Panaracer Race D (EVO 3) in 700x25 over the last 12 months and they have been terrific.
I was getting 3500-4000km out of Conti GP4000sII (on the rear), the Panaracers I can get 5000km, and are more puncture resistant, and very grippy as well.
Don't over inflate. That could be your problem.
with the 25mm tires, I don't put more than 80 PSI. If you go for 28mm, you can certainly ride at 70 PSI.
Over inflation makes tyres more puncture prone IMO.