Brian asked in SportsCycling · 10 years ago

what are some self seal able bicycle tires?

i heard there are self seal able bicycle tires not the inner tube but the tire it self. place links down below

thanks Brian

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  • 10 years ago
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    Hi Brian,

    I will offer my take on your question. Forget about the so called self seal tires. Not worth the money. I use standard tubes, no liners, and kevlar belted tires. This along with airing up the tires every day or two helps keep flats to zero to two a year. EVERY bicyclists needs to know how to deal with a flat tire. This is the most common problem a bicyclist faces. I carry tire irons, two spare tubes, patch kit, and frame mounted pump. I carry on my tandem a spare folding bead tire.

    One year I rode about 2,200 miles on 700 x 20 Avocet tires without a single flat. Inner tubes were thin for racing. Wore the rear tire down to the cords. I weighed about 180 pounds that summer.

    Good Luck

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  • 10 years ago

    The first answered nailed it! So-called self sealing tires and/or tubes simply don't work. I've seen those "slime" methods fail both in bicycle & auto tires too. Thank God, the tires that came on my bike have an inner liner that deter flats tremendously. Only one so far in slightly over 2 years and 1,500 miles.

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  • 10 years ago


    Don't waste the money. There are two such inquiries answered on this same subject now on Yahoo Answers. Get tire liners (cost about the same as two tubes). They will end your road flats, and will last a life time. Second, learn to repair the occasional flat you might get... it is no big deal. ALWAYS have a seat bag with spare tube, tire irons, patch kit, and frame mounted mini pump... just in case!

    I have gone well over two years using the tire liners, with out a road flat. They pay for themselves within the riding season!

    Get the tire liners at a bike shop near you.


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  • 10 years ago

    If you have the money, ask your local bike shop about "Stan's NoTubes". It is a super lightweight latex fluid that seals up to 1/4" punctures instantly. Very effective if set up properly.

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