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    Trying to find a 16-inch thornless tire

    Hey folks,

    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.

    Thanks!

    Chuck

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    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.
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    You tried with the BOB folks themselves?

    I noticed they have a forum, have you asked there?
    http://www.bobgear.com/cgi-bin/ubb/Ultimate.cgi
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    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.

    Oh well!

    Thanks again.

    Chuck

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    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....
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    Thorn resistant tube + Mr. Tuffy + Slime = No flats (hopefully) and an extra 3 pounds

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