I can’t believe how many guys flatted yesterday in PR. This sport has become so popular and this specific race has become so important, I can’t believe that some team doesn’t put a little research into tire technology and get rid of this flatting problem. I’m not too sure how well tubeless clinchers on Shimano wheels would have held up, but I very much doubt that a Tufo 28mm with diamond tread pattern would flat. No tube, difficult to flat. And I’d bet it would be very hard to pinch through the sidewall. Put a little latex in the tire just to cover your bet. This tire weighs just 290 grams. I don’t think that the FMB 27mm tire that a lot of teams were using could weigh that little.
I have half a mind to research the problem a little and come up with something better. It is silly how many guys don’t have a chance to win this race because of no air in their tires.