I used to average at least one flat tube every time I took my bike off-roading, either in training or at a race. It was getting ridiculous. Back then I didn't have any preventative measures. I then switched to tire liners. Those decreased my flats by half, but I was still getting them where the liners were not covering. Now I have kevlar lined tires and it has not punctured at all. These tires seem to take the win in this department. They are slightly heavier tires though, but I feel the protection more than makes up for it.
My buddy has a tubeless system set up and has had great luck. The only time he blew it out was when he ran too low of pressures at Chuck Lennon trail.
What methods have you guys tried and what kind of luck have you experienced?
[Last edited by thoe99, 04/20/2012 1:46pm]
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