Mountain Biking - Best heavy duty tube
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01-31-12, 02:22 AM
I'm gona be using my bike for hunting and I know you can't totally prevent a flat but what is a good heavy duty tube to help prevent thorns and such from puncturing the tube. I have heard not to use the slime ones and also looked at the slime liners but have heard they have had problems with them cutting into the tube itself.
01-31-12, 03:12 AM
Unless you want a ton of extra rotating weight go extra tubes and pump or tubeless with slime. In order to keep stuff from puncturing a tube you need a lot of protection meaning a lot of weight. A heavy duty tube alone won't make a huge difference in puncture protection.
I think the thicker tubes help more with pinch flats than thorn punctures.
01-31-12, 04:00 PM
I'm a fan of Mr. Tuffies. Also bring a spare tube and patch kit even spare tire for some trips.
I flatten out PBR cans, cut them into strips and duct tape them to the insides of my tires.
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