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Tire liners...(9 posts)

Tire liners...woodes
Mar 1, 2002 2:03 PM
Has anyone had luck with spinskins or slime tire liners? I love my Axial Pro's, but really hate the flats.
re: Tire liners...AtomicWedgie
Mar 1, 2002 2:09 PM
What PSI are you running in your Pro's? I was running 113 and was having way too many flats. I dropped the psi to 105 and have not had one since. Weird huh?
re: Tire liners...Spirito di Finocchio
Mar 1, 2002 2:18 PM
113psi ? im not superstitious but how do you measure an exact number like that? why not try 112 or 114psi?

and why 105psi instead of 106psi?

talk about planets........sheesh
re: Tire liners...AtomicWedgie
Mar 1, 2002 2:46 PM
If I remember correctly, 113psi was the max. rec. printed on the tire.
fair enough...my bad nmSpirito di Finocchio
Mar 1, 2002 2:48 PM
re: Tire liners...woodes
Mar 1, 2002 2:30 PM
That's interesting...I'm running about 110. I drop it a little and see if it makes a difference. It's the cuts that kill me though.
re: Tire liners...curlybike
Mar 1, 2002 3:57 PM
Spin skins work great at a low weight, for a while. The protective material starts to deteriorate after a while and starts causing flats. What a crock, eh? A Spin Skin will last less than the life of an Axial Pro, which makes them pretty pricey. When they are right, they work. Mr. Tuffy works too but is super heavy. There is no use buying an Axial Pro if you put one of those in it. The kevlar belted Michelins become a performance tire in comparison.
Must (with extreme humility) disagreeCrankist
Mar 1, 2002 8:45 PM
with your weight evaluation. I use the Mr. Tuffy (52 gr.) w/Michelin UL tubes (70 gr.) which combined come in at a weight comparable to a normal weight tube (115 gr.). With APs this has been virtually flatproof in this hellish land of goatheads, and with only a small loss of suppleness. Kevlar or carbon belted tires seem to help little or not at all in preventing flats from goatheads.
In the matter SpinSkins my experience matches yours; just not cost effective, and a bit of a pain to install.
Damn, given their extreme lightness I really wanted them to work. But I'm still looking for the best solution.
Mike
Must (with extreme humility) disagreecurlybike
Mar 2, 2002 5:01 PM
I hope this doesn't double reply. I was trying to say that the Tuffy makes a great tire ride like a fair tire.