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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012

    Best tires to handle goat head thorns ?

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    Hi Ladies
    Iím heading for the Yuma AZ area soon bringing my road bike and Iíve been told Goat head thorns can be an issue. What tires would you recommend to provide the best protection against a flat?
    Thanks so much
    No pressure No diamonds

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Mrs. KnottedYet
    Hi Wasp.

    I can’t say it’s any particular tire. Any favorite road tire will do. You just gotta be careful getting on and off the road. For example on CA AIDS Lifecycle there are particular spots that are a minefield of the dreaded things. So I’d stop on the road, lift the bike, carry it into the stop, carry out when done. Then before setting off I spin both wheels, run my (gloved) hand over them.

    You’d see people coming out of the stop, getting a flat, changing it, getting another one ... nasty beasts when they are dry.
    Fancy Schmancy Custom Road bike ~ Mondonico Futura Legero
    Found on side of the road bike ~ Motobecane Mixte
    Gravel bike ~ Salsa Vaya
    Favorite bike ~ Soma Buena Vista mixte
    N+1 bike ~ Brompton



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