Slime 30026 Lite Smart Tube, Presta Valve (700 x 19-25mm)
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- Pre-installed with Slime Sealant to provide maximum puncture protection and prevent flat tires on your bike
- Minimal added weight at 117 grams
- Valve type: Presta 48mm
- Fits tire sizes: 700 x 19-25mm
- Designed to seal tread area punctures
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|Item Dimensions||1.5 x 2.3 x 6.1 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.25 pounds|
|Item Weight||0.2 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.22 pounds|
|Size||700 x 19-25mm|
|Special Size Type||700x19-25|
Top Customer Reviews
A little over two years ago, I moved from Central Florida to Southern New Mexico and was introduced to the bane of cyclists - the goat head. These ubiquitous multi-pronged thorns always present a thorn sticking up. As a heavy rider (200 lbs), I have an unusually hard time with flats. Riding my Rubino Pros with conventional tubes, I seriously alternated days riding with days patching tires. I became VERY frustrated, and started looking for solutions:
1) Fill your tubes with a sealant such as Slime or Stan's. You need to buy removable core tubes to inject the sealant, and until recently, I didn't know of any (my old shop back in FL pointed out that Vittoria markets them in the US). Or buy a tube with the sealant already installed such as this product.
2) Get extra heavy tubes, extra thick tires or insert thick protective strips. Even if you're not a weight weenie, (and if you are, rotational weight is the worst kind), these products really add to the rolling resistance. I didn't buy decent high thread count tires to ruin the rolling resistance with tire strips.
3) Probably the best option, but very expensive, is to convert to tubeless with a sealant. Stan's Notubes has a kit to seal conventional road rims and install a tubeless tire.
My research indicated that sealant like Slime (vs. the latex sealants) have fibers that should seal better, and don't dry out in the tube needing replacement. The Slime tubes seemed just like the answer. The goat head holes or tiny.Read more ›
In general, after a few flats (say about 10) you get very good at patching a hole in a tube. I can usually find the hole and patch with out even taking the wheel of the bike. It takes maybe 5 minutes. Years ago, (35) sears roebuck used to sell a heavy duty tube. As a kid I was tough on bikes and the tubes held up. I think you may be better off trying heavier gauge rubber tubes rather than waste money on this product.
I was about 4 miles from home with no repair equipment whatsoever when I got my first puncture with these. They streamed slime for a few minutes, then held the seal. I was running 25c tires at 120 psi when I left the house and the slime closed the hole well enough to keep me at 90 psi by the time I got home and pumped them back up to 120 psi.
I'll never ride on another tube without slime.
Not sure why all the negative reviews, proper installation of an inner tube may be the trick to solve many of the negative feedback such as bad valve stems (if you install the tube with side pressure on the valve stem or are abusive while inflating it will break at the weak point.) Also suggest letting the tube expand evenly inside of the tire while inflating to prevent excessive stretch on sections of the tube. Another common issue is not fully checking the inside of your tire for remaining fragments of whatever may have punctured the tube previously.
yet, when it got "pinched" or "punchtered" I'm not sure ..it didn't
really sealed itself; but rather oozed green slime when I tried to
re-pump it back to riding pressure (presta). eventually, I had to
replace the tube as it didn't "heal" altogether!
one nice thing, though, if you do get a pinche/puncture the gren
slime shows you more or less where it's leaking :(
I then applied a slime patch; after cleaning it, and manage to ride
just about 12 or so miles before it gave up; I replaced it with a
spare tube. maybe it's the rim or the road I was taking -- it did
last more then a regular tube of about this weight 100+ gram.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One tube blew beyond repair within a day of being aired up. I know stuff happens, but geez...Published 18 days ago by Ralph
durable product that fit perfectly for the specifications describedPublished 2 months ago by Andrew McLauchlan
I bought one of these, worst thing I ever bought! I'm so mad cuz they are NOT cheap. It was hard to inflate after installing and then I got a flat immediately after I tried to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I use some tubes on both of my bikes and since using them have never had to walk home.Published 3 months ago by Donald McCubbins
Had a leak, right out of the box, AND the green goo didn't plug it up. Makes sense. Self-healing depends on having the right kind of hole, the right way, by the right kind of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alison Kubota
These tubes are garbage. Tires inflated to 94 pounds, been riding on these for a couple months. Went for a ride, came home put bike up. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Wildrat
not sure if it works as well as the regular tubes,, the 700 x 19-25 only weighs 117 grams which is a decent weight for any tube. Read morePublished 6 months ago by daryl payne