actually you can go tubeless today. Go to your LBS and get it set up. I'm thinking about it.
Well, it would be hard to fix a flat on the rear tire in the dark. I think my next E Bike will have the Bosch system, in whichI this because you don't fix your own flats? I've never been held up for more than 20 minutes. -S
I am totally down with flat prevention. My RX29 came with 57-622 folding tires jammed on 19mm rims.actually you can go tubeless today. Go to your LBS and get it set up. I'm thinking about it.
Your suggestions sound very wise ... the voice of experience!Friends of mine who are avid off road cyclists like it since you fix a flat like you would on a car; no pulling a tube. However, if its a really bad flat, they end up walking. Now with that said; verify it with your hardcore mountain bikers. My go to solution is prevention: thick thorn resistant tubes and tire liners with a possible upgrade of the tire quality. It works; regular commuters go through all kinds of garbage in the bike lanes or park trails and they don't come back to the shop constantly with a flat.
Pretty much the same strategy I have. At one point I was carrying a replacement tube but one option could be self-adhesive patches. The problem with patching one the road is finding the leak. For small leaks I usually use submerging in water which is of course not feasible on the road. The thru axle I have in the Turbo is extremely easy, just need to loosen one hex bolt and pull out the axle. A derailleur with a clutch would also be helpful.With my Dash (now sold), a rear hub motor design, I first swapped the front and rear tire at home to get a feel for it, and to make sure I had all the right tools in my bag. It helped to put the bike in the highest gear first so the cassette can be cleared from the chain/derailleur more easily. That bike also required the removal and replacement of the electrical connection and one clip holding those wires. When replacing the wheel I would first position the chain & derailleur and then concentrate on aligning the disc brake to the caliper, and the dropouts which are keyed and can only be oriented with the cable harness pointing forward - a bit awkward for sure, a curse word or two seems to help. Reconnect the electrics, replace the small clip & tighten the quick release after confirming the axle is fully seated in the dropouts. I call that a dry run and have learned to be patient during the process, find a grassy area in the shade if possible. Sure feels good to be back up and on your way. Good luck - Shea