How do you protect your tube from flats?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by aquielisunari, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. aquielisunari

    aquielisunari Member

    I will be using Mr. Tuffy 3XL tire liners designed for use with 3.1" - 4.0" tires. My issue is that they just lay in there and the pressure of the tube is supposed to keep it in place. Can you recommend an adhesive that might help keep it in place better or should I leave well enough alone?

    I use liners. How do you save money by avoiding flats?

  2. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    I use an old tire with the sidewall cut off as a liner
  3. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    ride on the side of the road as little as possible
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  4. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    not riding on the side of the road is a big one. you're traffic, so ride like it
  5. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Thorn resistant tubes, Nomoflats or equivilent tire liners, Kevlar lined tires and common sense in avoiding tire danger areas. No guarantees but those will avoid 90% of oops. 100% im my experience.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2015
  6. Purple Haze

    Purple Haze Active Member

    Just get good quality tires. I've ridden on a set of Continental hardshell Gatorbacks for over 2 yrs with 0 (zero) flats.
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  7. aquielisunari

    aquielisunari Member

    If only they made those for fat bikes. I had Gator Hardshells on my last build.
  8. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    I use slime in my tubes. A lot of members hate it. I like it.
  9. mikedabomb

    mikedabomb Member

    Cut strips of HDPE (milk jugs) in the width of tire. Tape strips inside of tire with duct tape, make it one continuous piece of tape to avoid any problems. HDPE is one of the best puncture resistant things per it's weight IMO and it's free!!!:grin5:
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  10. Cylon

    Cylon Member

    Kevlar tires+HD tubes. Also solid tubes exist and I have a pair but I don't like them and will never use them again.
  11. The_Aleman

    The_Aleman Active Member

    Quality tube helps a lot! I've been using Bontrager tire liners and Michelin Protek Max tubes for over 2 years, no flats and leak very very little air.

    $10ish on Amazon for the tubes. I haven't had to put air in my tires in 9 months!
  12. aquielisunari

    aquielisunari Member

    Thanks for that. I am noticing how small the fat tire niche is. Have been and will be Googling to see what I can find as far as tubes and tires with flat protection. Many have differing thread counts(60 TPI seems to be the best for an all around bike) but nothing I have seen yet that would compare to Bontrager triple flat protection, Continental Gator Hardshell or Armadillo tires.