Has anyone noticed if certain tyres are more prone to puncturing ?
I suffered a rear puncture yesterday, cost me €38.00 to have it repaired professionally !
But while I was examining the tyre I did notice rather a lot of small cuts with shards of glass embedded in them. At last I got to use the bit on my old scout knife for taking stones out of horses hooves !!
I'm running Michelin Pilot Road 3's, both about a year old and covered about 14,000 km. centre tread measured 7mm new, now showing 4.5mm.
A puncture is something I dread nowadays. OK, tubeless tyres mean you're less likely to suffer a rapid deflation like the old tubed tyres, so they're safer, but I've never put much faith in roadside repairs. For example, the pin-hole puncture I had would have been very difficult to detect at the side of the road without a handy horse trough or even a decent puddle !
Both of these are quite rare in my neck of the woods.
So what's the consensus on puncture repairs from people with experience ?