For the last several weeks we have been enjoying exceptionally mild weather here at the Jersey Shore, so I have been taking advantage of it and going out to one of my local State Parks and doing some trail riding. nothing extreme staying on hard packed fire trails in the Pine Barrens and for some reason was blowing out my rear tire every ride. Well this week I brought the pressure up 20 psi to 60 psi in my rear wheel. While the ride was noticeably harder, I was able to complete our 8 mile ride without having to change or repair a flat. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what to do to smooth out the ride a little bit without getting a flat? I was able to log almost 500 mile on my thinner street tire with no flats last summer and fall, but as soon as I switched over to the wide knobby tires I had been getting flats.
We are only doing about 8-15 miles on hard packed sandy fire trials with intermittent soft sand patches to power through and average about 7-8 mph over semi smooth terrain. no real hill climbing or jumping / dropping.
TREK 4300 Disc using the stock Bontranger 26 x 2.75 directional knobby tires Presta Valve Tubes.