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    Sliming tubes???

    What is this?

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    Dances with Rocks Dirtgrinder's Avatar
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    Putting Slime, (a tire sealant), in the tube to prevent leaks from small punctures. They also sell tubes with slime already in them.
    Slime is a brand name of sealant but there are others.
    http://www.slime.com
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    weighs you down a lil bit if you're picky about that... then again, i just popped my tire today also slime only works for like small punctures 1/8 inch in diameter
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

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    Iíve only had problems when I added slim to my tubes. First off, it never prevented my flats, even the smallest thorns gave me problems. Second, once a flat occurred the slim leaked everywhere (not a major problem mind you, but it still caused me to clean my rims.)

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    We use a product in the store called True Goo. Coupled with a semi descent tire liner, we give a gurantee of 1 year with no flats. If you do then yu get a tube for free. So far we have not gotten anyone back in. Yes it adds weight but.....

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