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Slime Self Healing Tube -

by Slime
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Price: 4.49 - 17.88
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  • ASIN: B006GN0C30
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Dec 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,107 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Product Description

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

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like having runflats 2 Jun 2012
By D
I've used slime on MTB and now these tubes on my Hybrid. I've had 5 instances over 1,000 miles when I've heard the dreaded hiss but it's then stopped/plugged and kept me going for miles afterwards to get home. Changed to Schwalbe Greenguard Marathon tyres now and not had a puncture for 2,500 miles with these tubes/tyres.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great idea...... 17 July 2012
By ACM
Size Name:26 x 1.75 Inch
These inner tubes have done a good few trips to Wales, France etc. and throughout I've never had a puncture... but neither did any of my mates using normal inner tubes.

...However, after a short period of a few months of not using the bike (storing it in my garage), I got it out to find both tyres pretty flat. Not needing a top up flat , which was all my wife's bike on normal tubes needed, completely flat.

Before pumping them up they needed a fair amount of pressure applied to free up the presta valve, which I half expected as the goop had probably settled from storage. However when I started pumping up the first tyre the valve casing snapped completely off, with the end stuck in the rubber pump seal.

The bike had been sitting in my dining room overnight so the valve didn't go from cold to hot too quickly yet the valve had cracked around the circumference which made it snap off and vertically at right angles to the thread.

Although I personally have never had a puncture with one of these tubes, a friend of a friend did which resulted primarily in him and his bike getting covered in green goo. He then had to borrow a normal inner tube from one of the guys he was with to get back to the car as the goo failed to plug the (small) hole enough to maintain pressure.

For the messy hassle, additional weight, and the expense of a replacement when these don't work properly you're better off using normal tubes and a packet of scabs, which is what I'll be using in future.

Great idea, just doesn't work as advertised hence 2 stars.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK for small punctures, but can get messy 22 Jun 2012
By Hawfinch TOP 1000 REVIEWER
I'm in two minds about these Slime tubes. Fitting is a nuisance: they're thick and heavy and can be difficult to inflate as the green slime often gets into the valve and prevents it from making a tight seal. The instructions tell you to disassemble and clean the valve when this happens, and there appears to be a tool in the top of the plastic valve cap for the purpose, but the tool simply twists and breaks when I try to use it and I usually end up trying to blast the slime out of the valve by repeatedly inflating and deflating the tube. On the other hand, once you get the valve to hold, it holds well and rarely needs topping up with air.

As for healing punctures, it does actually work, provided the puncture is small. I cycled over some thorny branches recently and when I checked the tyres there was a needle-like thorn sticking out of one of them. I pulled it out and there was a brief hiss then a pimple of green slime. I quickly rotated the wheel to get more slime to the wound, and the puncture was fixed. So little air was lost I didn't even need to reinflate. Great.

However... on another occasion, a thorn that I didn't spot until I'd been riding on it for a while created a tear in the tube. The result: a flat, unrepairable tube and a tyre full of messy green gunk that took ages to clean out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars slime 21 Jun 2012
By Gareth
Size Name:700x28/35 Prest|Verified Purchase
since fitting this product, i have not had any trouble with punctures, great product. i would recommend this to a friend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars didn't last long 19 Oct 2011
By nikkas
Size Name:700x28/35 Prest|Verified Purchase
I suppose there's never a guarantee but it lasted a week. Found did sputter a bit of gunk out even when left at 2 o'clock to flow down - as per instructions. I will have to reserve judgement pending repair.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great 3 Dec 2009
Size Name:26 x 1.75 Inch
Bought 2 for my bike, I commute 9 miles every mornin. The tyres are slightly heavy but manageable, and I've not had a puncture at all since I bought these so I guess they're doing their job! Definately recommend these for anyone that treads the beaten path on their bike or for anyone that just hates punctures (don't we all?).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Necessary for commuting 17 Sep 2013
Size Name:700x28/35 Prest|Verified Purchase
Has saved me from having to change a tube at the roadside one, and has failed me once. Depends on the location and diameter of the puncture I guess. Notwithstanding I still use these on my commuter and my road bike.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No more punctures 17 April 2012
By Greg
Size Name:26 Inch|Verified Purchase
I just cannot do without these now, I just get so fed up of getting punctures. These don't limit all, but certainly stop all those annoying little ones from the thorns on the cycle paths. With every penny.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great idea
great product bought one and was very happy with it so bought another would recomend this product as i got sick of repairing puntures even tho the tyre goes down you just pump it... Read more
Published 13 days ago by j.d.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality product
These slime tubes are worth the 5 star rating because to date iv not had a single puncture on my bike
Published 1 month ago by paul mchugh
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't do the job
Purchased this to try and stop flats. First flat I got after a month it didn't seal it. Expensive and useless
Published 1 month ago by B. Castro Sa
3.0 out of 5 stars bought to be prepared
bought this inner tube to be prepared! it arrived on time, as requested. But not yet used.So I am unable to comment further at this time.
Published 3 months ago by mrs crash
1.0 out of 5 stars Deadly
2 new slime tubes fitted today as sick of mtb punctures. Rear exploded mid ride, flat trail center path , huge bang, green slime, instant flat. Read more
Published 4 months ago by G. Lloyd-hughes
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Had a few punctures and the innertube prevented tyres from deflating totally, lost a small amount of air only :-)
Published 5 months ago by andrew matless
5.0 out of 5 stars live upto the job
used on a 100 mile ride for charity lived up to the job and still going strong would buy again.
Published 5 months ago by Emma
5.0 out of 5 stars Presta---- not here to give stars
I know it says on the box Presta valve in the photo when you zoom in but it doesn't state it in the specs, I was near to buying this thinking it was a Schrader valve
Published 6 months ago by SHARKY7SHARKY
2.0 out of 5 stars slime tube
I got 1 of these to replace my previous slime tube that exploded the night after i inflated it to the full recommended pressure. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Daniel Stuart-Cross
5.0 out of 5 stars does what it says on the tin..
I've used these before and in combination with kevlar tyres find they are brilliant. Got sick of punctures with cheap tyres you get with bikes when you buy so initailly just got... Read more
Published 8 months ago by I Like Stuff
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