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Old 07-10-19, 11:11 AM
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depends what you mean by supple.
high thread count tires tend to be harder to puncture but easier to tear
low thread count tires (with thicker cords) tend to be a little easier to puncture, but harder to tear. That works well with tubless as the sealant can easily repair a small hole, but not a gash.

but of course if we are talking sidewall - supple tires have thin sidewalls. I don't tend to get sidewall cuts on pavement - just gravel and off road.
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