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Slime Smart Tube

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Price: $0.50 - $19.40
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Product Description

All Slime Smart Tubes are factory-filled with a precise volume of SLiME Tube Sealant.Ride without worries. Smart Tubes instantly seek out and seal punctures as they occur, preventing flats, repeatedly and continuously for up to two years

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003JLQVDM
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (494 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

That lasted about two days - came out in the morning to a flat tire after doing no riding at all!
Amazon Customer
I pumped it up, but the slime didn't seal the leak and the tube deflated, spewing the slime all over the tire and making a mess of a fix.
Yeugeniy Deyko
Gonna have to stick with my 1 star review - obviously I'll never purchase a green slime tube again.
Mtn Mann

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

184 of 194 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Chadwick on July 7, 2008
Color Name: SchraderSize Name: 26 x 1.75-2.125 Verified Purchase
I'm a cyclist who predominantly bikes roads with a mountain bike. I do not drive, so cycling is my way of transportation -- that means ~25 years of biking!

I've used these tubes over the past 8 months. I purchased 4 tubes, and as of yesterday I'm completely out. There are a lot of negatives to these tubes, but they do provide one positive. The negatives first:

* Easily punctured, probably due to cheap rubber being used for the tubes themselves. My destinations are very close (within 1-2 miles at most), and mostly paved streets, as well as a community bike/jogging trail and a park. The latter two mean thorns!

* Sufficient for small punctures, e.g. thin pieces of glass or metal, and (if you're lucky) thorns. The smaller the hole, the better chance it is these tubes will work for you. These won't work for metal shards that dig into your tire/tube in a straight like (e.g. a razor), or pinch flats.

* Incredibly messy when punctured while riding. The first thing you'll hear is air leaking, followed by neon green slime flying all over the place.

* The slime is in no way permanent like a patch would be. Don't let these tubes make you think the slime somehow re-galvanises the rubber tube from the inside out: they don't.

* You cannot patch these tubes once punctured. The slime is impossible to clean off (despite the box claiming it's water-soluble), and the patch will never stay. You're absolutely forced to replace the entire tire.

* Added weight, combined with a very strange feel when riding (caused by the slime shifting/moving within the tire in somewhat of a coagulated blob). Kids probably won't care, but experienced cyclists will definitely notice the difference.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By D. Miller on February 19, 2008
Color Name: PrestaSize Name: 26 x 1.75-2.125 Verified Purchase
I used these tubes for most of one season of mountain biking. The biggest threat to tires I have is thorns. The tubes seem to work for small punctures but a large thorn would do them in. They did save me changing tubes on two or three rides during the season. I went through 4 slimed tubes and 6 regular tubes during the season. I ran the slimed tubes about two thirds of the time. I ride about once a week. I would suggest buying some non-slimed extra thick tubes and carry a couple spares. Trick: When a slimed tube is punctured put about 10 pounds of pressure in the tube and turn the tube so the puncture is at the point closest to the ground in a few minutes the puncture is sealed and the tube can be pumped back up. If the puncture is too big the seal will blow out.
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By skippy1977 on January 24, 2013
I've been dumb enough to try these 4 times and every time the result has been he same. With a normal flat tire you have to stop your ride and replace a tire. With a flat slime tire you have to stop you ride, replace a tire and clean sticky green ooze of your bike, your clothes and your hands. The tires I've used have been the 700 x 19-25 road tires. These require high pressure to prevent pinch flats but at 100+ psi the air pressure forces the slime out with an impressive velocity and there is no time for it to congeal and plug the opening. It just sprays everywhere and makes a mess. It is also very difficult to remove once it dries. Maybe it would be useful on a low pressure mountain bike tire but they are worthless on a road bike.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By electricx on June 27, 2010
Color Name: SchraderSize Name: 26 x 1.75-2.125
I used to swear by pre-Slimed tubes - I used them in my bikes for at least 5 years - but I've stopped using them because they've become unreliable.

The idea behind pre-Slimed tubes is great. The tubes come with just the right amount of an anti-flat goo already loaded in them so that the tire can fix itself if you get a small/medium puncture flat. This self-sealing action lessens the risk of a sudden flat that throws you off your bike since the tire deflates slowly. You'll probably be able to make it home before being forced to change the flat.

I used these tubes for years and everything was great. Unfortunately, this year I've gotten a series of tubes that all failed at the valve stem within a few days of installation. The tubes were installed properly, one even by a professional. I wonder if the company that makes these changed their manufacturing process (cheaper! faster!). Anyway, I can't use something that I can't rely on.

Therefore, one star.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Chess Tramp on August 10, 2007
Color Name: PrestaSize Name: 700 x 19-25mm
Last week, I went on my longest ride of the year. I bonked with 20 miles to go on a hot day. Then to add to my suffering, with 10 miles to go my rear tire started to go flat quickly. (More than a thorn hole.) I bought a set of these smart tubes a year ago, and this was my first flat!

Well, I pulled over and pumped up the tire. And I was able to ride another 3 miles with my 200lb weight loading the rear tire before the tire started getting too low on air pressure. I pumped it up again and was riding 2 minutes later, and it held the air well for me to cover the next 3 miles. One last fill of air, and I rode home no problem.

Amazingly, a week later, the tire is still holding lots of air pressure from the last time I filled in on that trip!

Do I still carry a patch kit and a spare (regular) tube? Absolutely! But this tire was worth its wait in gold in allowing to just get myself home when I was physically spent without having to hassle with repairing the tire in the heat.
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