Easy Simple Way to Flat Proof your Bicycle.
I was a very avid cyclist and from years of experience and many miles, I found out that the best flat prevention for bicycle tires is to use flat stop liners. The flat stop liners go between the tube and tire and offer a great deal of puncture resistance. It is nearly impossible to get a flat with a flat stop liner installed in your bicycle tire(s). In over 13,000 miles of riding on the mountain bike I think I only got one flat. Many times I ran over glass and even smashed into bottles and shattered them, but these liners in the tires just kept them rolling with no punctures. If you are concerned with the weight of the bicycle tire, then only use the flat stop liner in the rear, since that is usually where you get a flat and it is also more difficult to fix a flat on the rear versus the front tire. Also just running the flat stop liner in the rear is a lot less noticeable, if you do perceive a slight difference in the ride of the tires. If you use a bicycle as transportation or go on long tours a least one flat stop liner in the rear is essential. Some people buy more expensive kevlar bike tires but you don’t need to use expensive tires with flat stop liners. Plus you can reuse the flatstop liner indefinitely every time you need to change out worn tires and put on new tires. If you decide to commute on a bicycle the flatstop liners are a fantastic idea and will prevent many flats.
When you install these flatstop liners, it is a good idea to buy some very inexpensive tire levers, because tire levers make installing and removing bicycle tires much easier. You can get away without using tire levers but the tire levers also will keep you from damaging the bicycle tire when you either remove the tire or install a new bicycle tire.