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Dealing with a flat in the middle of an enduro


I ran into an issue in a recent enduro where I got a flat about 2/3 of the way through the race. Not having the time to do major surgery on the course I decided to opt for a quick fix. The main problem usually is maintaining a bead, even if the tire is still on the rim the first big turn will roll it right off. Now if you have an expensive full wheel beadlock then you can ignore this specific tip. I unfortunately don't so the solution for me was simple. I usually carry a handful of zip ties to deal with the occasional problem, when the flat occurred I took the largest ties I had and zip tied the wheel to the rim about every 6 or so inches all the way around the tire. This kept the tire on the rim and I was able to finish the race. I'll grant you not as fast as I would have liked but finishing was my goal.

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Great tip thanks, I've had flats in dodgy areas while dual sporting and this might be useful to get me to a safe spot where I can change the tube.

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