True fact: goatheads follow human disturbance, livestock and tires. Usually big (e.g. auto) tires. They propagate parking lots but I've rarely them further than a few hundred yards into nice singletrack that is free of the three aforementioned items.
I am always fascinated when I venture to different countries and states and see these things flourishing. It is a ongoing fight here on the farm to stay on top of these things to keep them from overtaking crops.
Ive converted all my bikes and my kids bikes to tubeless. Goatheads we're a constant problem before, but not anymore. We still bring spare inner tubes on our longer rides, but I also bring 4oz bottle of sealant just in case.
The Roval wheelsets on the Levo have been the easiest I've ever had to setup tubeless. They're are already properly taped and the valve stems should have been included with the bike... & was I shocked when I was able to seat the beads with a floor pump! Just add your own tubless goo & you're set.
Tubless... but be careful and bring the tube as spare, first back tire last 4 rides as I flat and have to ride back home with out air and destroy the tire... sealant leaking next morning by the tire walls..
For those who are riding the Levos and running tubeless - have you noticed any difference compared to running with tubes? Considering they are a heavy bike, I'm wondering if the weight difference would make a noticeable difference?