It's hard to remember the last time I had a front flat tire because they are so rare. The one I remember was a pinch flat. Can't recall a front flat tire from glass / puncture.
To lessen rear tire flats, what strategies would you suggest?
Here are some that I'm trying:
Rear wheel inflation greater than front wheel seems to help. Not rock hard inflation because I want some deflection while riding. Not only has this reduced pinch flats, it seems to reduce punctures. Not sure why that would would be, less surface? Could the likelihood of puncture increase or decrease with tire pressure/surface tension?
Does rear wheel "grind"/friction make it more likely to puncture? Where as the front tire "rides" over the glass/metal, the rear wheel has to "work" itself over the glass/metal.
Would putting the more puncture proof tire in the rear help or be a value/cost savings proposition? Aesthetically I might have to get past the ugly of two unlike tires. Yet flat tires, new tires and tires that came with the bike are causing a mismatch of tires to deal with.
Thank you in advance for your help with information and your ideas.
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