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PSA: Mr. Tuffy "Ultra-Lite" Tire Liner Weight Scam

Old 10-23-15, 12:44 AM
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PSA: Mr. Tuffy "Ultra-Lite" Tire Liner Weight Scam

Hopefully this isn't the wrong subforum for this.

The Mr. Tuffy "Ultra-Lite" Tire Liners are advertised as half the weight of their regular liners. As it turns out, they weigh exactly the same. The grooves that run along the Ultra-Lites look to be there for appearances only. I guess Mr. Tuffy thought they could make the product look like it was lighter and nobody would notice that it wasn't without a scale.

Hopefully if you're in the market for tire liners, this will save you from wasting a couple extra bucks under false pretenses. It's a pretty small amount of money, but it's also a pretty scummy way of doing business.

Before anyone calls weight weenie: The extra weight isn't the slightest concern to me at all. I bought the set of the Ultra-Lites because they were only a few dollars more and figured I'd use them under training tires while the regular liners went onto my commuter. As with all things, it's the principle of the matter .

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Old 10-23-15, 12:52 AM
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Isn't that lawsuit worthy? Not that I'm saying you should... but still. I think companies should be punished for stuff like this.

Starkist tuna got sued for skimping on like 0.05oz of tuna in their cans.
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your comparisons may be misleading by not weighing the same models. i have used both over a number of years and it's readily apparent when even lifting them by hand they the ultra lights are indeed lighter.

the packaging facilitates switching the products without the knowledge of the buyer. this has been reported in the past on this forum.

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A. If you're a weight weenie, you're not putting tire liners in your tires to begin with.
B. From my own experience, tire liners don't seem to be of any use, so no matter which ones you buy, you're probably wasting your money.
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Old 10-27-15, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
A. If you're a weight weenie, you're not putting tire liners in your tires to begin with.
B. From my own experience, tire liners don't seem to be of any use, so no matter which ones you buy, you're probably wasting your money.
I've heard enough people say they've helped that I was willing to try them. I also currently use Gatorskins and wanted to experiment with using a supple tire with lightweight liners.

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your comparisons may be misleading by weighing the same models.
What do you mean by this? The Ultra-Lite version of the same model should be lighter no?
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
B. From my own experience, tire liners don't seem to be of any use, so no matter which ones you buy, you're probably wasting your money.
From my own experience, with tire liners i went from 1 flat a week to 0 flat in nearly 3 years. Though i also changed to marathon tour plus tires.
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HOLY **** don't care.
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