Originally Posted by XT GIRL
HOWEVER --- I AM STILL SEEKING THE XT GIRLS PUNCTURE NIRVANA and will report back as soon as Tyre Balls send us some freebies, so we can try them for ourselves. : )
Mousses, tyre balls, slime, rhino spunk and all the other products all have their uses but ultimately, you just need to be confident and practiced at changing tubes. Fit good quality heavy duty tubes and carry a couple of spares and a patch kit and you'll be sorted for ages.
Bead breakers and long levers are all fine for use in your workshop but you need to practice changing tyres with the equipment you will have with you. I find the "spoon" levers the easiest to use and also have a valve stem puller.
If you can stash a bit of ally tube or broomstick to keep as a prop to hold the bike up then it's even easier.