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    MoJo Friar shotgun jeremy's Avatar
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    Tires - Liners vs Kevlar tubes

    What do you guys use to prevent flats? I'm about to do an upgrade of slime tubes with a liner seperately installed. The wife said her bike has Kevlar lined tubes with slime. I've never heard of those, but maybe that's a few grades above what I'm doing.

    What have y'all found that works?

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    Since I've gone tubeless with sealant I can't remember the last time I got a flat. I run Stan's Arch ex rims with tubeless ardents. It's an investment for next level riding for sure but it was damn with it IMO.

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    Tubeless with sealant, and no flats??? I'm trying to process this. Is the tire Kevlar lined, or does the sealant just work that quick?

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    Mojo Prickly Tire brianjo's Avatar
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    Kinda both - most tubeless ready tires have a Kevlar bead. Unless you get a pretty largish hole or gash (over 1/8"), the sealant plugs the hole. You might need to add air depending on how long it takes it to seal. Thorns and such seal instantly, so no flats.
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    Kevlar-lined tubes is a new one to me. I have not put a tube in my mountain bike in about five years!

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    Yea, same here. I never heard of Kevlar lined tubes either. But...her bike was pretty tricked out by whoever built it at the time.

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    Almost no flats running tubeless EXO IKON 2.35s in about 5000 miles. Only one was a big puncture riding a bad line on Eds in the darkness. I always carry a tube and c02.


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