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Anyone ever use Spin Skins tire liners?(8 posts)

Anyone ever use Spin Skins tire liners?Becky
Oct 20, 2003 6:08 AM
I'm wondering how good these are at preventing punctures from junk in the road and if they're noticable once installed.
Any comments?

re: Anyone ever use Spin Skins tire liners?MR_GRUMPY
Oct 20, 2003 6:14 AM
If most of your flats are pinch flats, they won't help at all. If you get a lot of punctures, they might.
I get 4 or 5 flats a year, and 75% of them are snakebite flats.
Oct 20, 2003 6:41 AM
...I hardly ever fl*t, but I was thinking of putting these on my commuter (once it's built) as a preventative for all the crap that I'm gonna have to ride through. The city/county rarely sweep the streets and bridges around here....
Two words--Specialized Armadillos.The Walrus
Oct 20, 2003 11:39 AM
They're nearly bombproof. I haven't had a single flat in 4000+ miles on my touring bike since I put 'em on.
worst waste of money in [my] cycling historyDougSloan
Oct 20, 2003 6:30 AM
I bought some, and being the idiot I am, a set for several bikes all at once. Pretty expensive. Not only did I continue to get flats with the same frequency, but the stupid things make it extra difficult to replace a tube on the road. They don't stay in place. I ended up wadding them up and stuffing them in my jersey pocket, and even threw away the ones I had not even installed, yet.

My experience is that you are better off with tires with thicker rubber, like Gatorskins, to avoid flats.

thanks for the advice! (nm)Becky
Oct 20, 2003 6:42 AM
similar experience, and useless against thorns (nm)Crankist
Oct 20, 2003 6:44 AM
And to that litany of hatred, I'd like to add.....terry b
Oct 20, 2003 6:53 AM
My one and only pair caused two flats by getting bunched up inside the tire and abrading a hole in the tube.

bad, bad, double-plus bad.