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    Goat heads!

    So its been annoying me, within the past two weeks I have gone through 6 inner tubes! (4 sports basement house brand [summit], 1 slime and 1 specialized air lock) all due to thorns and goat heads! I have not been doing any singletrack and been sticking to fire roads due to this but i still get flats! I have new kenda slant six-tires with the inner tubes and i am currently running slime light inner tubes with stans sealant added inside the tube and the rear has bontrager heavy duty. I had the specialized in there but i had a flat today!

    My question is, Am I the only one having these problems? What are you guys currently running/ using or any comments and advice?

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    What kinda pressure are you running?

    FWIW I've had 2 flats in 3 years...

    Slime light tubes on Kenda Klaws at 35lbs....
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    Growing up as a desert rat, i would run Slime SL-B1526 Tube Protector Mountain Bike in my tires. They protect very well. None of my trails warrent them yet, but i will run them if needed.

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    Go with stan's conversion tubeless and goatheads would be a thing of the past. One of my local trail suffer from goatheads, one group ride we stopped 6 times for flats, while someone else fix their flats I just picked the goatheads off my tires

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    Is goatheads a seasonal thing?
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    Yeah.

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    OK thanks
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    Goat heads are actualy easy to deal with... what you do is #1 buy cheapo tubes... there heavier ... 2 take your old tube and cut a slice around the middle all the way around. the wrap it around your new tube! its not light, but I have'nt had a flat in years from thorns and such since I started doing it( about 10 years now at around 8000 miles a year!)... works Alot better than any tire liners, slime etc.... and BONUS! its cheap!

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    tubeless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FroggyBiker View Post
    Goat heads are actualy easy to deal with... what you do is #1 buy cheapo tubes... there heavier ... 2 take your old tube and cut a slice around the middle all the way around. the wrap it around your new tube! its not light, but I have'nt had a flat in years from thorns and such since I started doing it( about 10 years now at around 8000 miles a year!)... works Alot better than any tire liners, slime etc.... and BONUS! its cheap!
    8000 miles a year, is that dirt miles? That's insane Road miles not too much

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885 View Post
    Go with stan's conversion tubeless and goatheads would be a thing of the past. One of my local trail suffer from goatheads, one group ride we stopped 6 times for flats, while someone else fix their flats I just picked the goatheads off my tires
    +1

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    Go tire liners. Or tubeless.

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    Goat heads are a year round issue here in NM. In the past I ran kevlar liners with slimed tubes and had good results with that. I've also had good results with thick/thorn proof tubes and slime.

    I'd suggest running a liner and slime or maybe a liner, thick tubes, and slime.

    I'm tubeless now and its a non-issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885 View Post
    8000 miles a year, is that dirt miles? That's insane Road miles not too much
    Some people dont drive there cars that far.
    Last edited by S_Trek; 08-10-2011 at 06:23 PM.
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