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    need help with flats from thorns w/tubed tires...

    I just got a new 29er built up and am running continental mtn. king tires. I've had two flats from thorns in two days. These are small, but stout thorns from a ground vine known as the greenbriar here in WV. I've read differing opinions on the slime stuff. Any other solutions?
    thanks, Scott

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    Yes sir.
    Try this option.

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    I use true goo sealant in my tires here in the desert southwest. It is injectable through presta valves without removing the valve cores and works quite nicely for what it is.

    I have also use stan's in tubes before. Slime prefilled 26" tires also work.

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    thanks for all help...a coupla more ?'s...

    first, I have dtswiss tk7.1 rims and from what I've read here they don't do well going tubeless. So, if I go with the stan's sealant and a regular 29" tube, how much sealant do I put in it and how much weight does it add? I already have fairly heavy tires (conti mountain kings 2.4's) and don't want to add a lot more weight. Does anyone have a recommendation for a lightweight tube that would help offset the weight of the sealant? OR, could/should I go with the puncture resistant strips that go between the tube and the tire?
    thanks, Scott

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