Anonymous asked in SportsCycling · 8 years ago

do SELF SEALING inner tubes work?

i seen several at walmart ranging from spray cans full of goo you spray into the tube to a liner you place in the tire before you put the tube acting as a protective liner for the tube

A. do these things work?

B. would the sealant be just for an emergency in case you get a flat in the middle of nowhere or do they last a while?

7 Answers

  • John M
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
    Best Answer

    You want to carry a tool kit, patches, spare tube, and a frame pump. Slime doesn't work and makes a big mess. If you want tire liners get Mr Tuffy ones instead. You will still have to carry tools, patch kit and everything else.

  • 8 years ago

    I would go with durable tires, however they can be expensive, they are well worth the investment in the long run.

    Thick inner tubes is a good option too.

    Self sealing inner tubes don't always save the day.

    Source(s): Had a pair of Maxxis tires, 1200km, 5 flats. Switched to Continental GatorSkins, 1200km, no flats.
  • 8 years ago

    they work one time.. You get one flat tire on it because once you try to fill it up with air they tend to thing that the valve stem is a leak when you fill it with and and it seals it so really only good when you need it

  • 8 years ago

    B. They will slow down the loss of air greatly, but not seal the tube. Also, because it is green it makes patching much easier, because you can find the puncture easily.

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago


    carry a spare tube

    or 2

    and a pump, tire levers

    be sure you practice the whole thing before you need to do it


  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    The answer is they DO sometimes work wonders, but the chances are not great enough to make them reliable.

  • 8 years ago

    A) No

    B) No

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.