Mountain Biking - do you use tire liners or something like that?
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how many of you use Mr. Tuffy or some other brand of tire liners?
these seem like a good idea to me, what is your experience w/ them?
08-09-02, 06:40 PM
I dont have a good reason not to use them on my mtn bike, i have the kevlar spin skins, work great. Im even thinking about getting them for my road bike.
08-09-02, 06:47 PM
Can't say that I do. And I don't suffer from tonnes of flats. My rear tireset is already heavy enough I think a tire liner might be too much.
08-09-02, 06:56 PM
The liners are reusable for practically forever, so they can be a good investment for a person living in a thorn-infested area, or commuting on glass-strewn streets or bike lanes.
I'm blessed with an area where there aren't many thorns, so I don't (I primarily get pinch flats, from going too fast across rocks). I'm a weight weenie in remission, but I still can't bring myself to add the extra weight to the edge of my wheels. :)
Thorn-resistant tubes are another possibility; a bit less puncture resistance but very resistant to pinch flats. For a rider who gets a few thorn punctures from small thorns, and pinch flats as well, they could be worth a try.
Some swear by slime but I find I get just as many flats as without it. I just carry tubes.
08-09-02, 09:49 PM
Im with mike on this one. I used the liners for a while thin used the slime and found that they are nice but they all have there flaws. i was still carying with me an extra tube. Now i just go with one extra tube and a patch kit with some cotton in it. Thats all i need.
Originally posted by JaredMcDonley
Now i just go with one extra tube and a patch kit with some cotton in it. Thats all i need.
what's the cotten for?
08-10-02, 06:46 AM
Well some people will just change the tube and call it that. Not even wondering what it was that gave thim the flat. Then when they put in the new tube, it goes flat. So i carry cotton with my so just in case i can check my tire for glass or other crap that will case a flat. When it comes to glass you can't always see the small fragments. With cotton you will find it snag.
Jared- that's a good idea, I'd never thought of that. I don't know how many times I've flatted and pulled a thorn out of my finger after running my hand inside my tire after flatting.
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