The guys at Schwalbe sent us over a pair of the new Durano Double Defence a couple of weeks ago, so we got stuck straight in and put them on our bikes to test them out. With there new hardened sidewall they are unlike the old standard Duranos, the thickened sidewall gives a stronger tyre and a higher overall pressure. We personally really like the slightly grey/blueish sidewall, it gives it a different look to any standard black tyre. The tread pattern is a totally new one, Schwalbe manufactured a totally new mould to create this tyre, So get ready to see this pattern on the whole range of new Duranos.
The DD has a level 4 protection rating which puts it right in the middle of the field, with the Durano plus and Continental Gatorskin hardshell sitting at the top and the Gatorskin and Durano sitting at the lower end of the protection scale. I guess the thing to bear in mind is that a high quality lightweight fast rolling tyre will never be that puncture resistance and a high end puncture proof tyre will have the strength but won’t roll as quick. The Durano DD is the perfect solution to any road/winter cyclists problem with is sleek design and the fact that it rolls as well as most high end road tyres means it is are new favourite tyre. We love riding them, there fast rolling, solid and made to last.
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