Hello I'm sorry if this has been asked a millions of times. But would you guys recommend using both tire liner and a sealant? Or is sealant just good enough? I know to carry patches and an extra tube because getting a flat will happen but I'm trying avoids flats if possible without sacrificing performance. Any recommendations would be good. I know it sounds like overkill. I just want to get what most people think.
I'm a new rider in a way. I've been trying to get healthy since I just turned 30. Ive always biked as a youth so I thought I'd giving biking a try. Running on the treadmill gets boring and I enjoy riding bikes. I bought a mountain bike special from my local Walmart to start it off. I've always owned mountain bikes through the years because it's what I've always known. On my mountain bike I use a liner and sealant because I kept getting flats. Well after I used my MTb for a while I noticed I don't nessesarily need a mountain bike. Im usually biking on paved trails and on bike lanes on roads. So I went to my lbs and bought a hybrid bike which is the diamondback insight. WoW what a totally different biking experience. It's more comfortable and Its a whole lot easier to bike. I can roll a whole lot further. It is day and night. I'm slowly getting better. I started off with 5miles then 10miles and now 15miles. I'm going to push my self farther with my first ride on the new bike hopefully 20+ miles this weekend. I'm just trying to get ready for the ride.
With the tires on the insight being so thin I don't think its a good idea to use a tire liner. But I don't know anything so I hope you guys can help With the right thing to do.
Thanks in advance. Sorry for being a noob lol