MountainNut wrote:Just out of curiosity, how many flat tires (no, NOT FAT TIRE ales) do you guys average in a week or a month? Seems to be alot of glass and "goatheads" (barbed burrs) on the road as of late. Like 50% more than last Spring.
Possibly thinking about going back to mt-biking (for the Winter) cuz of all the insane flats..
Tires: Gatorskins or Armadillos?
Gatorskins - average 1 flat around every 500 miles or so ( to be honest, I realy don't keep track)- except if I ride with my friend from the La tri club - then a flat is guaranteed !!!! I switch out the front tire when any wear is showing (flat spotting) - that tire goes on the rear and then is tossed when I get a rear flat - I,m prety a#al about tires as a big boy,,, I tend to go fast on the down hills
may I suggest getting a mirror simply so you can ride the road and move over as cars approch as necessary -once your used to it, you'll wonder why you ever road w/o it
my 2 cents