As mention earlier, wider tires greatly improved my riding comfort while touring. In addition, the wider tire allowed me to reduce my tire pressures which give a more cushiony ride without increasing my risk of getting a flat. You know the type of flats I’m talking about? They are commonly known as a pinch flat. It is when the tube is punctured by being pinched between the tire and rim. The resulting puncture looks like a snake bite with two holes side by side on the tube.