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slime tubes(6 posts)

slime tubesGrand Pooh Bear
Aug 26, 2002 2:18 AM
Anyone ever use Slime tubes, regular or lightweight? I'm tired of flatting this season and am considering them, but there seems to be no place to review tubes on the road site.
Aug 26, 2002 5:05 AM
Tried the light ones. Although I could never be sure they seemed to flat after picking up just one thorn. I am
having getting much better results with Specialized version.
Specialized Air Lockjtolleson
Aug 26, 2002 7:14 AM
provides a lot of the same benefit without spewing flourescent green goop all over your pump. But I've even used the ones from Slime, and I've been very, very happy with their performance.

You gain some weight and then can ooze at the valve (or at a big enough puncture site), which is why I prefer the Airlocks.
they never worked for meColnagoFE
Aug 26, 2002 8:33 AM
tried one ofter getting many goathead thorn flats one spring but i still got flats. just slower to leak all the air out.
Wrench Force Self Sealing Inner TubesBacco
Aug 26, 2002 7:12 PM
Lighter than Slime tubes and they use a water soluble, clear liquid that is easy to wash off the tire after a puncture occurs. I've had good luck with them on my trainer. The only problem I've found with them is the valves frequently get stuck shut from the sealant, no matter how hard I try to keep them clean. If you live in an area with lots of glass on the road, using these tubes (despite the extra weight) beats changing flats frequently.
Tru GooLeisure
Aug 26, 2002 8:59 PM
I posted similar questions a few months ago because I'd used different sealants with great results on mtbs, but didn't know how great they'd be at the pressures road tires are at (110 psi versus 40). My LBS sells a few different types and suggests Tru Goo as the only one that works. Presumably it's because they put particulates in the Goo that helps seal the puncture, slowing leaks even more. I've seen this in action on my mtb tires, so I went with it. Haven't had any flats to verify anything yet though, at least not that I know of ;-).