Pretty much a year ago, I posted a summary of my experiences so far with tyres on my Dahon. The original article is here:
At the time I'd taken the opportunity to splash out on a pair of Schwalbe Marathons. Well last Friday, after 3,250 miles of commuting and leisure riding, I managed to puncture one for the first time! It was a fairly minor affair too and I managed to cycle the remaining five miles or so to home by stopping and pumping up the tyre a handful of times. I didn't have to resort to a roadside innertube swap at all.
When I repaired the puncture on the weekend, it turned out to be a very small, but very sharp rusty nail that had managed to get through the tyre.
It would be naive to describe any tyre as "puncture proof" but these must be as puncture resistant as it's possible for a useable tyre to be. OK so maybe they don't roll as fast as other tyres and maybe they weigh a bit more. Well, I'm not out to win the TDF on the Dahon and if that extra weight and marginally higher rolling resistance is the price for not having to change an innertube on a freezing, dark winter night then it's no contest in my book.
When I've worn them out (which shows little sign of happening for at least another couple of thousand miles) I'll definitely be replacing them with more of the same.
£50 for several thousand miles of reliable riding? Value doesn't come much better than that!