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  •  Get balistic fabric lined tires (0+ / 0-)

    I commute every day in Boston, ride on weekends, and participate in the Trek Across Maine. In the 3 years I have been riding I have had exactly one flat and that was because I intentionally ran over broken glass to avoid swerving into traffic. One of my tires survived the other got a small puncture. The reason why is that I use tires lined with kevlar. These usually go under names like "Gatorskin" (Continental) or Armadillo (Specialized). The do not make the tires puncture proof but the do really help. They are heavier by a few several grams than normal tires but lets face it the way I am best going to loose weight on my bike is by me loosing weight because I am riding a bike. Add some grams and save yourself from constant tire changes.

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