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Offline Rockhopper

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Slime tubes
« on: May 09, 2009, 10:52:29 PM »
Has anyone tried the Slime tubes? Pros and cons? Thanks

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Re: Slime tubes
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 11:11:20 PM »
I almost bought them until I lifted the box and found out how heavy they are, they were about 3 times the weight of a normal tube that I use.

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Re: Slime tubes
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009, 06:15:36 AM »
Yes they are heavy.  I use them on my road bike and it seems to me the slime coats the valve stem and I have to put in air less often.  I've had them about 6 months would buy them again!

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Re: Slime tubes
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009, 09:04:00 AM »
Has anyone tried the Slime tubes? Pros and cons? Thanks

Absolutely the worst thing ever, i rather carry 50 patches in my bag. My boy has to cut his tires on his MTB in order to change the tubes one time. when he tried to release the air, the slime started to come out of the valve and it clogged it.

it's your choice, but for MTBs i'd stay away from them.

also they are heavy as Sh*t too.
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Re: Slime tubes
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 11:10:03 AM »
I usem.

I trustem.

I like em.

The weight is not that noticeable, my bike still weighed a scant 22 lbs with Slime tubes.

When I added a front shock to the bike, it brought it up to 24 lbs.

I am getting a set for my cross bike as well, and I have them on the kids bike as well, they seem to do what they need to do.

EVENTUALLY THOUGH, on my MTB I will go tubeless, but for now a cheap alternative is Slime tubes.

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Re: Slime tubes
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009, 11:47:08 AM »
STANS!!! The Ghetto Tubeless way! ;D
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Re: Slime tubes
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2009, 06:09:03 PM »
Gotta agree with Bike hard, tubeless = less psi for better traction and less tire deflection and NO pinch flats. Once you go tubeless you will kick yourself for waiting so long. $60 gets you 2 rim stris and 16 oz. of sealant

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Re: Slime tubes
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2009, 06:40:54 PM »
Someone on the trail today blew their bead on tubeless and the tire filled up with sand.  In order to get it to seal he had to take the tire down to one of the lakes and rinse out the sand to get it pumped up again.  Tube=couple of minutes=attack the trail again.   ;D

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Re: Slime tubes
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2009, 06:51:35 PM »
UST...no ghetto.  And a spare tube in the camelback for emergencies.
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Re: Slime tubes
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2009, 07:09:29 PM »
Someone on the trail today blew their bead on tubeless and the tire filled up with sand.  In order to get it to seal he had to take the tire down to one of the lakes and rinse out the sand to get it pumped up again.  Tube=couple of minutes=attack the trail again.   ;D

What TTT said...just because you run tubeless doesn't mean you shouldn't carry a tube smart me keeps an emergency tube in his gear bag that I leave in the car  :D
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Re: Slime tubes
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2009, 07:24:58 PM »
Get with the times Garry :) I indeed carry a tube, but have not needed it in the 2 + years I have been sans tubes :)

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Re: Slime tubes
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2009, 07:34:16 PM »
What he said 2+ and counting

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Re: Slime tubes
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2009, 09:09:40 PM »
Get with the times Garry :) I indeed carry a tube, but have not needed it in the 2 + years I have been sans tubes :)
Yeah, yeah, yeah - what I know is that many people SAY they have no trouble with tubeless, but when they do it is usually a pretty crapy event.  Tube=2 minutes=ride.

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Re: Slime tubes
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2009, 11:10:08 PM »
Even faster to put a tube in with a lefty

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Re: Slime tubes
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2009, 07:26:39 AM »
Garry I'm with you on this one, I might be behind the times but I like being able to do a quick simple fix. plus I switch my tires out often enough that I don't want to keep buying new slime.

 

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