Also check out what type of tube your using....is it 26x1.50/1.75, 26x1.190/2.125, or 26x2.20/2.50....Check the weight....The lighter you go the thinner and more fragile the tube.. You should match the tube to the style of riding, your weight and the tire itself.
Jfinnigan wrote:Have you resolved this issue? I have tried different pumps, a new wheel lining, new tire, different tubes, and now a new wheel and have the same problem. If I can't figure this out I guess I have to give up mtb altogether!
dallan1 wrote:I have the EXACT same problem, really love to hear if you get this solved...I blow my front tire EVERY time I ride now...presta valve tears at the base. I replaced the plastic rim strips that were in the rim when I bought the bike with cloth, i've used every size imaginable of tube, I'm running panracer fire xc's front and back - no issues with back tire but the front is giving me fits! --Gonna give the baby powder thing a try & i'll let ya know if it works...
-On a side note: I've flatted twice and wasn't even riding... I thought something was loose and lifted front wheel up and shook handlebars and was greeted with *pop* *whoosh* ... really?
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