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      07-10-2012, 09:57 AM   #1
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Summer tires and punctures

I've had 3 punctures in 3 different tires in 6 months with my Conti Extreme DW's. The first 2 were heavy duty staples, the most recent was a triangular shard of metal. Anyone else have this issue with summer tires? Is it that the stickier compound tends to pick up more shrapnel? Or is it just a rash of bad luck with me?

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I've had 3 punctures in 3 different tires in 6 months with my Conti Extreme DW's. The first 2 were heavy duty staples, the most recent was a triangular shard of metal. Anyone else have this issue with summer tires? Is it that the stickier compound tends to pick up more shrapnel? Or is it just a rash of bad luck with me?
Sticky summer tires=soft rubber.

Soft rubber obviously will pick up nonsense better than hard rubber winter wheels or even all-seasons.
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Just bad luck. You might pick up more sand or stones, but anything sharp enough to puncture a summer tire will puncture an all season tire just as easily.
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