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 unparalled in racing cycle tyres.
Schwalbe Durano Plus Performance Tyre Specifications:
Rated 4 out of 5 by Crispy Best all round tyre
I believe these to be the best all round training/commuting tyre on the market. They aren't puncture proof, but they seem to be better than anything else I've tried (including gatorskins). You can feel the protection layer which can be off-putting at first as it feels like you are 20 odd psi down. I get about 5000kms and 1 to 2 punctures out of one fitted to the rear and about 7000kms usually without a puncture on the front. I should mention that I ride on average to poor roads with a high amount of stones. I could push the wear out another 20% but the frequency of punctures increases very quickly after you can see the blue layer start to wear through. They hold pressure better than any tyre I've used before. Excellent value for us Aussies as these tyres retail for over $80 over here.
05 November 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jcarlos cubiertas de entrenamiento realmente buenas
me olvide de los pinchazos y mordidas desde que las compre, excelente agarre y en los meses que voy usándolo no muestra desgaste, no coloco excelente por lo trabajoso que es colocarlos
01 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jimcat Excellent commuting tyre
I've been running these on my London commuting bike since the end of March and had my first puncture today. That's after roughly 1,000 miles over pretty average surfaces. They're not the fastest, but much more reliable than the Gatorskins I used before.
20 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Very Durable
I have been using these tyres for about 2 years now and have only had 2 punctures. This is with atleast 100km a week on London roads, which can be quite bad at times (potholes, broken glass, etc).
They are advertised as a puncture resistent road tyre and that is exactly what it is. So 5 stars from me.
With the extra protection they are obviously not the fastest tyre so don't buy them for speed. But as an all-rounder they are great.
24 June 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Fast, flatless, durable, but not grippy enough
I've used these tires for 3 seasons for city cycling. They have very low rolling resistance combined with perfect grip on dry asphalt. But even a light rain makes riding these tires very tricky. They tend to side-skid in any circumstance except dry and/or dusty road. Anyway, I had only one puncture for 4k kilometers and tire wear is barely noticeable after such a long distance.
24 January 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Not Puncture Resistant
After two days of riding the tyre punctured. A piece of glass went straight through the outer layer and blue protective layer and punctured a thick inner tube. Not a very good first impression. I'll update after a few months.
It's heavy but to its credit it is grippy in the wet.
12 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Better than expected
i've experimented with Hutchinson, Bontrage Xlite, Continental race kit and now this Durano. For the price it is the best Tyre i have ever purchased. It is slightly heavier but it rolls like a dream, smooth and ping debris easily
31 August 2012
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