Puncture Resitant Slime Smart Tube Self Healing Inner Tube £7 @ Wilko
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Puncture Resitant Slime Smart Tube Self Healing Inner Tube £7 @ Wilko

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Found 29th Jan
I went to buy a normal inner tube for my mountain bike at £4 and then saw these at £7 so thought I would give them a go. Had them on a few weeks and all is good so far and they seem a great price at Wilko with others charging closer to £10

This is Schrader Valve but Presta Valve available
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Good stuff . got a couple of slime filled tubes from Halfords last year , all good so far .

Trouble is you don't know if its worked as you don't know if you have had a puncture
Be prepared if you get a snake bike puncture to be covered in the slime. It goes everywhere.

Shame wilko have jacked up the price- they were £5 not long ago.

They are much cheaper at planet x. If you are buying more than 1 it works out cheaper than wilko with postage.
Awesome @The.Crew.Designs , I'm going to treat myself to a set. I hate, and I mean hate changing inner tubes / fixing punctures
For those after 700c size tubes...

£5.99

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TUSLIN/slime-[smart-tube]-innertube
andywedge2 h, 39 m ago

Awesome @The.Crew.Designs , I'm going to treat myself to a set. I hate, …Awesome @The.Crew.Designs , I'm going to treat myself to a set. I hate, and I mean hate changing inner tubes / fixing punctures


Think you still need to do this. Slime isn't a permanent solution. More of a get you home deal.
Can't check on actual item .... Ad.double click.net isn't secure.
Meathotukdeals20 m ago

Can't check on actual item .... Ad.double click.net isn't secure.



Could be your own personal settings @Meathotukdeals causing that; it's stumbling on the affiliate link (Ad Blocker or something similar maybe?)
I use similar stuff on a motorcycle. Good stuff
rogparki5 h, 22 m ago

Good stuff . got a couple of slime filled tubes from Halfords …Good stuff . got a couple of slime filled tubes from Halfords last year , all good so far .Trouble is you don't know if its worked as you don't know if you have had a puncture


Yeah no news is good news eh but I read somewhere that you can see little green blobs where its leaked out and sealed it
Edited by: "The.Crew.Designs" 29th Jan
andywedge4 h, 46 m ago

Awesome @The.Crew.Designs , I'm going to treat myself to a set. I hate, …Awesome @The.Crew.Designs , I'm going to treat myself to a set. I hate, and I mean hate changing inner tubes / fixing punctures


Yeah you and me both.... not long back had a puncture on my mountain bike was squatting down fixing it and could keep smelling dog Eventually looked around thought maybe has some on my foot. No I was squatting down in a mother load of it.... there was loads
Edited by: "The.Crew.Designs" 29th Jan
G3th4 h, 20 m ago

For those after 700c size …For those after 700c size tubes...£5.99https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TUSLIN/slime-[smart-tube]-innertube



With £4 delivery - Wilko are Free click & collect and the prices are the same instore anyway where I bought mine from
Do yourself a favour, go tubeless with Stans. Tubeless is the best upgrade you can give your bike. If you don’t have tubeless rims, you can either get a Stans kit to match your rim, or failing that use guerilla tape. You’ll probably also have to borrow a small compressor (Lidl / Aldi / Screwfix type fine) to blow the tyre on.
Then you’ll probably not get a puncture for years and you can run that tyre pressure really low
Edited by: "wakeywarrior" 29th Jan
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andywedge5 h, 32 m ago

Awesome @The.Crew.Designs , I'm going to treat myself to a set. I hate, …Awesome @The.Crew.Designs , I'm going to treat myself to a set. I hate, and I mean hate changing inner tubes / fixing punctures


We All do Andy, I'm surprised with today's technology that people still get punctures
The.Crew.Designs1 h, 33 m ago

With £4 delivery - Wilko are Free click & collect and the prices are the …With £4 delivery - Wilko are Free click & collect and the prices are the same instore anyway where I bought mine from


Ah...

Didn't see the postage...

I am fortunate to live quite near their store so I never look at postage..
I'd suggest just buying a decent pair of puncture proof tyres.

I bought a pair of 'Schwalbe Marathon Plus' tyres years ago, done thousands of miles, and no punctures.
Edited by: "BlackAle" 30th Jan
BlackAle47 m ago

I'd suggest just buying a decent pair of puncture proof tyres.I bought a …I'd suggest just buying a decent pair of puncture proof tyres.I bought a pair of 'Schwalbe Marathon Plus' tyres years ago, done thousands of miles, and no punctures.



Schwalbe tyres are generally good for puncture protection. More protection means more weight though and personally, I really notice the difference with heavier tyres.

I’ve gone tubeless on most of my bikes and once the initial faff of getting them to inflate is done, they’re nicer (and lighter) to ride on.
I have Schwalbe tyres and they are good but I still could get punctures
Not a fan of schwalble marathon. The rubber is so hard that in wet conditions they can be dangerous on smooth surfaces
poot1 h, 35 m ago

Not a fan of schwalble marathon. The rubber is so hard that in wet …Not a fan of schwalble marathon. The rubber is so hard that in wet conditions they can be dangerous on smooth surfaces


Can't remember the name of my Schwalble tyres but they seem soft to me
Will this fix a blow out?
RLMack32 m ago

Will this fix a blow out?



No and it wont fix large punctures like splits etc just the smaller more common ones so I understand but anyone please correct me if I am wrong
poot12 h, 26 m ago

Not a fan of schwalble marathon. The rubber is so hard that in wet …Not a fan of schwalble marathon. The rubber is so hard that in wet conditions they can be dangerous on smooth surfaces


Could always run different tyres front and back. I'm looking at running schwalbe marathon at the back for durability (it's carrying a fat guy plus cargo plus IGH) and at the front something grippier, or at least I'd keep my schwalbe little big ben.
I am struggling because my wheels are 27.5" and the inner tubes never seem to be this size. Can anyone give some guidance to a new mountain biker?
BlackAle30th Jan

I'd suggest just buying a decent pair of puncture proof tyres.I bought a …I'd suggest just buying a decent pair of puncture proof tyres.I bought a pair of 'Schwalbe Marathon Plus' tyres years ago, done thousands of miles, and no punctures.


I have Schwalbe city jet tyres they are great,goodbye punctures,only about £25 a pair
cjdean198331st Jan

I am struggling because my wheels are 27.5" and the inner tubes never seem …I am struggling because my wheels are 27.5" and the inner tubes never seem to be this size. Can anyone give some guidance to a new mountain biker?


Yes just go full tubeless. Your rims may be ‘tubeless ready’ ( look on them) if yes, you may have got some tubeless valves in the box. Take a look then post on here if they are. Basically if they are and your tyres are also tubeless ready you don’t need inner tubes at all. Research Stans. Even if your rims are not tubeless ready, they will likely have a conversion kit which is like a big elastic band that sits in the rim and seals it.
Most serious and semi serious (and decent weekender) mountain bikers run tubeless nowadays. Massively superior to any slime, and you’ll never look back. It’s simply the best upgrade you can give a mountain bike for not much money.
So what happens if you get a nail in a tubeless tire - does it not go down ?
The.Crew.Designs1st Feb

So what happens if you get a nail in a tubeless tire - does it not go down …So what happens if you get a nail in a tubeless tire - does it not go down ?


It will probably seal. You may not even know about it. When I change my tyres over, theres normally thorns and all sorts stuck in there. I had no idea. I once was on a long ride and my tyre was cut by glass, this is the worst one I have had as it was two big cuts in two places. I first realised something was up when I felt water spraying on me and thought some little sod was spraying me with something, before I saw the back wheel like a catherine wheel. It sealed, and I ran it low pressure (about 20) home. That tyre I had on for another 6 months.
If it slashes too much to seal, then you can just pour out the sealant and stick a spare inner tube in.
I have been running Stans for 5 years. The first time i did the Liverpool to Leeds canal, I had 6 punctures. Since i went tubeless, I'v never had a puncture that has stopped me.
Im also tubeless on the road bike now.
Edited by: "wakeywarrior" 3rd Feb
That is good to know and seems a great way to ride a bike and avoid the hassle of punctures....
The.Crew.Designs23 h, 14 m ago

That is good to know and seems a great way to ride a bike and avoid the …That is good to know and seems a great way to ride a bike and avoid the hassle of punctures....


Just do it man, you will never look back.
Its certainly something to think about. Just goes to show you live and learn all the time
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