Slime in tubes?
Posted March 16, 2010 - 02:42 PM
Posted March 16, 2010 - 04:23 PM
Note there are several related threads if you do a TT search.
Posted March 17, 2010 - 06:22 AM
Posted March 17, 2010 - 07:12 AM
Thanks BG. Riding here in Colorado, you are basically riding on and over rocks all the time. Not called Rocky Mountains for nothing. Concerned about pinch flats from the rocks.
IMO the best prevention for pinch flats are Ultra Heavy Duty tubes and tires with stiff sidewalls (Maxxis Desert IT for rear and Pirelli XCHM for the front).
The Tubliss system is probably the best, just a bit more $$
Posted March 17, 2010 - 07:42 AM
Posted March 17, 2010 - 09:17 AM
you may add 45% more product. Please Note: at these higher dosages you may experience some vibrations at high speeds.
Posted March 17, 2010 - 07:12 PM
Posted March 17, 2010 - 07:16 PM
Posted March 18, 2010 - 06:13 AM
Posted March 18, 2010 - 06:48 AM
But there is no susbstitute for a good HD tube and a fresh front tire.
Posted March 27, 2010 - 07:37 AM
Posted March 28, 2010 - 09:48 AM
Posted March 30, 2010 - 09:09 AM
I put slime in my tires once for a Texas Big Bend ride. I did not have any problems and no flats. However, when I got home and rode the bike on the street. The slim definitely messed up the handling and there was additional vibration. It really made the bike feel weird in corners on both dirt and street. 2 months after putting the slime in I replaced both intertubes to get rid of the handling problems. I will never put slim in my tubes again. I did not like the handling and the vibration issues.
I have ran slime in both street (running @90mph, no prob) and dirt with no problems. It may have been that you put the whole bottle into the tube or tire, or just too much. And putting that amount of any liquid into a tire will be a problem. I have always just put a minimum. But yes, I have heard of this complaint before.
Posted April 07, 2010 - 01:23 AM