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    What Kind of Spare Tire for GT Aggressor 1.0?

    I bought myself a GT Aggressor a few days ago. I read all around the forums that I should carry a spare tire, but I don't know what kind to buy? Most probably I'll be buying it online, because the place I currently reside in is a small one.

    According to the specifications I found online, currently the GT Aggressor 1.0 2012 has:

    GT All Terrain, 2.1"/1.9" (F/R), Wire

    Is it tubeless? Does it have inner tire? How do I check that??

    And in case it's tubeless, can I carry an inner spare tire and use it?

    Please suggest what kind of a spare should I get?

    Thanks.

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    The tires aren't tubless, so just a tube and a spare. I personally like 2.35/2.1, depends what kind of riding your doing.

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    Most people don't carry a spare tire...but a spare tube, patch kit, and pump is good to carry.

    stop by your local bike shop and they'll hook you up with the right size tube and the correct valve

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPSN272 View Post
    The tires aren't tubless, so just a tube and a spare. I personally like 2.35/2.1, depends what kind of riding your doing.
    Are you guys tracking my bike ride? Do you have any camera inside my bike?

    It's been 6 days since I opened this thread, and an hour ago I just got a flat tire! How did you know when to reply? DAMN! This forum is getting spooky!

    So I have ridden god knows on what terrain in the past few days, and today I was practicing wheelie in my yard. I've tried lifting my front wheel about 5 times and stopped. I noticed something on my front tire between the knobs and tried to pull it out, and it came out to be a thorn. The moment I pulled it out my tire started hissing. Still I was lucky enough that this happened in my yard.

    Well what know? Should I just patch my tube or replace it? How about the tire? The hole looks small, but I feel I should do something about it. Should I patch it or replace it too? Or maybe do nothing about it?

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    I just asked this question in a thread,lol

    Im glad to see that these tires have tubes as I just bought a couple tubes in case I need the :P:P

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    I have never carried a spare tyre. I carry a section of old tyre about 3" long to use as a "boot" if I gash a tyre. That will get me home. I carry a spare tube and a full patch kit.

    Holes in tyres - holes up to about 1/4" can easily be fixed with a large patch and lots of rubber cement.

    Tubes - patch, don't junk.

    If you want to carry a spare, get a foldable tyre as you can stow it much easier, otherwise you'll look like Chewbacca, with a strange sort of rubber bandolier across your chest.
    My Cannondale Lefty keeps failing....

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    I had to learn the hard way today. My bikes less than a week old and today I took it out on the trail for the first time while I was 4 miles away from the trailhead I popped my front tube had to walk it back plus 1 mile to my home. Now the tire is really worn down from the walk home. Oh well rookie mistake.

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