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    Grass Burs

    New to Texas / San Antonio. First ride out I had two flat tires thanks to grass burs. Not use to them and so for my last ride I would stop ever so often to remove them from my tires before they punctured the tube. Very annoying to keep stopping. Anyone got a solution or how to deal with them in a sensible manner?

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    Neuner
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    go tubeless and use sealant
    try the puncture strips
    better yet, stay outta the grass, heh

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    Quote Originally Posted by clewttu
    stay outta the grass
    That's why I used the word 'sensible', heh.

    Only heard of the protective strips for the rim, not tires.
    'Things you own...begin owning you.'

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    they make kevlar strips (and some other materials) that fit between the tube and tire, your LBS should have them stocked, usually inexpensive... something like this

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    New tires may help. Some are more puncture resistant that others. If you don't mind the weight I would second the tire liners Mr. Tuffy has a whole line of them. Sizes to fit pretty much any tire.

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    Cool, thanks Clewttu.
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    i'd go tubeless. best upgrade for me yet!

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    agreed

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    Have your dog run ahead of you while you're riding. Fur collects stickerburrs wonderfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkymutt
    Have your dog run ahead of you while you're riding. Fur collects stickerburrs wonderfully.
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