Most puncture resistant XC tyre?
re nicko74 – that’s been happenng to me – Spech innertubes (loads of them so not a bad batch) coming away from the presta valve. I always assumed I had a burr or something on the valve hole that was slicing through it, but despite filing, it kept on happening. I never considered it could be the tyre – how does that happen then?Posted 7 years agoTandemJeremyMember
What sort of punctures?
Conti with the protection belts in them are pretty good Only glass slivers will go thru them
I have to say tho continual puncturing is the only thing that would make me go tubeless
Tried slime tubes – or puncture proof strips in the tyre?Posted 7 years ago
Go tubeless. I mean, really. Just do it already.
It’s a massive faff to get it to work. But you’re doing the faffing around in the comfort and warmth of your own home. Cup of tea? Cake? No problem. Beer? Coming right up.
Out on a night ride a week ago. Really properly cold. Lots of snow on the ground. Someone got a thorn. OK. Stop, and stand around shivering while he sorted it out. Then, just as we’re heading off, it turns out someone else now had a flat in their back tyre from another thorn.
So we stood around for another fifteen minutes (it’s not easy to change a tube when the insides of the pump have frozen). Finally this tyre was fixed.
And then we found his front tyre had a flat as well.Posted 7 years agocrocodilianMember
It’s a massive faff to get it to work.
I disagree. To set up a tubeless tyre it takes only a little more time than a traditional tyre/tube set-up. It does depend on the tyre manufacturer I suppose. I have experience with Conti, Maxxis and Bontrager, they’ve all been quick and easy to set-up…so there.Posted 7 years agonicko74Member
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re nicko74 – that’s been happenng to me – Spech innertubes (loads of them so not a bad batch) coming away from the presta valve. I always assumed I had a burr or something on the valve hole that was slicing through it, but despite filing, it kept on happening. I never considered it could be the tyre – how does that happen then?
As scaredypants says, if the bead gets loose on the rim, the tyre can slip round, while the inner can’t – particularly on the front under braking (for me). I used talc to try to solve it, and it kinda helped, but in the long run the solution that worked for me was switching to another tyre (Bonty Jones ACX). The bead’s pretty tight on that and I haven’t had the same issue.Posted 7 years ago
Interestingly, I also haven’t had a flat with them for years!jonnyvSubscriber
i’ve been running these Weldite Sureride Anti Puncture Tape jobbies for a while now and have had very,very few punctures since.Posted 7 years agohainmanMember
i run spesh armadillos on tubes and have never had a puncture and ive ridden over every kind of terrain and been out with someone who has conti MK and has had 2 punctures on the same rides as me over the same grounds.suppose they dont call them armadillos for nothing!!!Posted 7 years agoflebbySubscriber
Panaracer Trailraker PR’s.
Used a pair of them almost year round for 2 years and only had a small handful of punctures. Want to get some more but they’re pricey and i’m getting tighter with old age.
more recently i picked up some michelin all terrain jobbies for a nice price at the beginning of the year and although these were really light and fast with fair amount of grip, my lordy did i get some punctures. yes i did.
back to panaracers again now but fire xc pros. (note toPosted 7 years ago
santaFather Christmas – trailrakers please 😀 )spooky_b329Member
I used to run Slime tubes for about three years, never got a puncture that didn’t seal. Gf had one punture that wouldn’t seal.
Switched to tubeless with Stans sealant, still good but we get more punctures than with Slime, still rare though.
If you don’t want the faff of tubeless, it has to be Slime. Its easy, adds a small amount of weight but that is worth it if it just saves you one puncture this winter 🙂 P.S the Slime Lites don’t work as well.Posted 7 years agoneninjaMember
Run tubeless on both bikes and have found loads of thorns in Nobby Nic, Racing Ralph, Maxxis Advantage recently – pulled 12 thorns out of the Ralph when I swapped it for a mud tyre!!
If it hadn’t been for tubeless that would almost certainly have been 12 punctures on the one tyrePosted 7 years ago
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