Ok thanks! I was looking at this system for the desert. Im gonna stick with tubes. Slime
has only worked for me once.
You'd love it for desert.
One reason I run one (18" rear with D739 AT tire) and have never had any issues. In fact, I've ridden a 1000 miles on one tire. When usually, that same tire would last 700 miles. Running lower pressure with the tubliss, makes for better traction AND longer tire life. Win Win if you ask me.
With TireBalls, you run them softer than you would a tube for all conditions so you wouldn't need to change pressure constantly for dry to wet conditions and vice versa, but that wouldn't work for a DS application where you want to switch from 25PSI for road only use to 12PSI for off-road use.
With the Tubliss, what would cause a flat on the road that wouldn't cause a flat with a tube? And if you did get a flat with the Tubliss, at least it would keep the bead locked in place unlike a tube where the tire could flop around.
True that. If you run 25psi on the road... then you'd run 23 or less with a Tubliss. With tire balls.
.. you run the risk of melting them. They don't work too well at speed, and worse on asphalt/concrete where friction is astronomically worse. Same with BibMoose... they melt.
Running a tubliss flat is much MUCH different than a tubed tire running flat. In fact, I'd take the flat (ir-repairable type of flat) tubliss over a tubed flat any day. For said reasons, I carry tire plugs AND patch kits.
I asked this same question of Jeff at Nuetech. He said he uses slime in his with great results, and the plugs will work as well.
Yup... I slimed mine first go around. Amazing.
... put a nail in my tire (on purpose)... aired down the tire to 0psi, and plugged the hole. Rubber Cement dried
no problem, and I was off in no time.
Are they ever coming out with the 18"? What's the deal?
It's out. Get it while you can before they run out!!
I'll belive it when I see it!
Come on over anytime. Check out my nearly square rear wheel... and see just how much abuse my tubliss system gets. It's really amazing. I mean... I've got to forget ALL my old habits, and do things I've never thought possible. Like... for instance, running 6psi in my rear tire. Came to a severe rock section, and aired up to 8psi. What a dream... in handling, and adhesion. And NO flats.
... No, I don't work there. No, I'm not sponsored by them. Yes, I too was once skeptical.