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Mr. Tuffy tire liners(4 posts)

Mr. Tuffy tire linersWhoWasThat
Aug 27, 2003 6:35 AM
If you've used them, have you noticed a loss of suppleness in your tires? Any degredation in handling in the rain?

I put one in my rear tire, Michelin Axial Carbon, 700x23C, steel frame bike, and the ride was pretty rough. Wonder if that would compromise me in the wet.

Share your experiences, please, along with tire brand if you remember?
Only used them in larger tires.dzrider
Aug 27, 2003 6:59 AM
They definitely make tires feel stiffer & sluggish. Riding 32c and 35c Avocet Cross with Mr Tuffy inside I didn't notice any sliding on wet pavement, even when braking pretty hard. You may want to stuff them in a tire with some tread, but it's really just me theorizing.
Didn't work in smaller tires for me, eithercory
Aug 27, 2003 8:17 AM
I've used them in the 35s on my commute bike, and they probably help puncture resistance more than they hurt the feel. Also tried them in smaller tires, but they hurt the ride (didn't feel any difference in handling), and when they're made thin enough to go into a skinny tire, they don't stop the great big #$%@! thorns we have around here.
Use themPatM
Aug 27, 2003 9:19 AM
I use them , have been for the past year or so on my for training / long rides. I do notice that the bike is bit more sluggish than without them. No big difference in the wet, I use them with conti ultra 2000(700x25), CAAD3 and KHS(steel), can't say that the ride is any more rough.