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Old 08-28-06, 06:59 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 08-28-06, 07:19 AM   #2
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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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Old 08-28-06, 09:45 PM   #4
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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!

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Old 08-28-06, 10:04 PM   #5
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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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