Mountain Biking - Trying to find a 16-inch thornless tire
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08-28-06, 06:59 AM
I've had a lot of success with the 26-inch Specialized Armadillos on my MTB but I can't seem to find anything comparable for a 16-inch tire. I'm pulling a BOB Ibex trailer through the Canyonlands and would really like to find a tire that is as tough as the Armadillo.
Any suggestions? I've googled my rear off and am having a hard time coming up with an answer.
08-28-06, 07:19 AM
Wow, I'm stumped on this one.
You might want to try the touring or the commuter forums. A lot of those guys use trailers. I'm guessing that you're probably going to be stuck using tube liners or slime your tubes to get anything effective.
08-28-06, 08:37 AM
You tried with the BOB folks themselves?
I noticed they have a forum, have you asked there?
08-28-06, 09:45 PM
Thanks for the quick replies! After hitting a couple of bike shops I was told to go ahead and just do the Mr. Tuffy and Slime. Apparently Kevlar-reinforced tires in the 16" size are pretty hard to find.
Panaracer Flataway strips. Adhesive backed Kevlar felt you cut to size. Ten quid a tyre for 26", so I should imagine you could get almost two tyres out of one strip....
Thorn resistant tube + Mr. Tuffy + Slime = No flats (hopefully) and an extra 3 pounds :D
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