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Bike tire replacement
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I've had my mountain bike for 5 years and I've never had to change the tires. Past 3 months or so I've been getting more and more frequent flats, and now there is a hole straight through the top of my rear tire.

Yesterday I notices the hole, so I wanted to replace it with a new tire. What type of tires at nowadays works good in term for mountain bikes.
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#2
First question is what type of riding you do. If you are actually ride on dirt, get a knobby tire for off road. If you usually only ride on road, there are road tires that will be much faster/smoother. You can get tires that are a mix tread if you do some of each. Note that road style tires are fine on packed dirt trails/paths.

There are lots of good tires out there. I'd avoid the real cheapos if you can afford it. Get something with a puncture protection belt if you want to avoid flats.
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