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Hi all, I was wondering if you could give me some advice on how to solve this problem, the area where I live is full of puncture causing bushes, so it seems that I spend more time fixing flats than actually riding my rig.

So I was wondering ehat kind of solution do you propose for this problem.
Are there any kind of tires or tubes that can be consider PUNCTURE FREE.

I''ll really apreciate your help

thanks :thumbsup:
 

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Sealants.
Slime, Pennzoil Fix a Flat, Stans...lots of types and brands out there.

Nothing is "puncture free" though, short of a solid tire which you would not want to ride.
 

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mountainking_71 said:
Has any of you had any experience with the thorn resistant tubes?

are they any good or are they too heavy?
The key word is "resistant." Goatheads, catus and hawthorns are still going to be a problem.

"Too heavy" is your call. I think they adversely affect the ride and traction.
 

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:D :D :D

I wish i was the one who waited for my friends to fix their flats,
Maybe i''ll get those tires, i'm not so concerned about weight.

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I ran Slimed tubes in Arizona for several months with no problems. I also ran a tire with a tough compound, and even though they were heavy, I never had flats. I think a flat does more to ruin a ride than heavy tires.
 

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Yeah I think the same weight too, who cares about some extragrams, when you can keep on riding without having to worry about fixing flats,

what kind of tires would you recomend?

thanks a bunch
 

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I would ask around, either your group of friends or a local bike shop, because the right tire, aside from puncture resistance, can make or break a ride. There are a lot of other factors like rolling resistance, and how much you can get away with given the average terrain you encounter. At the time I rode out in the thorn-riddled desert, there weren't any tires that resisted thorns the way they do today. WTB has the "Inner Peace" casing, Maxxis has LUST, the list goes on. We just ran whatever made it through the sand, and slimed our tubes, and literally rolled over cactus that had fallen into the trail, reinflated and took off. So, what I would do first is see what the locals are using, try them with regular tubes for a while, then go to slime tubes if necessary. Self-sealing tubes, no matter who makes them, are a mess if they get a whole larger than about 4 mm. Enjoy the ride.
 

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mountaindewberry said:
I would ask around, either your group of friends or a local bike shop, because the right tire, aside from puncture resistance, can make or break a ride. There are a lot of other factors like rolling resistance, and how much you can get away with given the average terrain you encounter. At the time I rode out in the thorn-riddled desert, there weren't any tires that resisted thorns the way they do today. WTB has the "Inner Peace" casing, Maxxis has LUST, the list goes on. We just ran whatever made it through the sand, and slimed our tubes, and literally rolled over cactus that had fallen into the trail, reinflated and took off. So, what I would do first is see what the locals are using, try them with regular tubes for a while, then go to slime tubes if necessary. Self-sealing tubes, no matter who makes them, are a mess if they get a whole larger than about 4 mm. Enjoy the ride.
Thanks for the info i'll give a try to those tires that you mention :thumbsup:
 
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