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  • Slime Lite sealant instantly seals punctures up to 1/8 inch (3mm)

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Best Use Cycling
Wheel Size 700c
Valve Type Presta
Dimensions 700 x 19 - 25
Weight 117 grams
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good commuter tubes - don't patch easy Slime changed their formula a ways back and it's harder to patch them with the new one and some diff on how big before they "leak to a pressure" or fail. That said these are light and don't flat hardly ever on fronts & rarely on rears. For patching squeeze the slime away from the hole both ways with the valve open, sand it well as you do if slime comes up wipe it away until ridges or smooth areas are gone. Two layers of glue spread with your finger to thin it both times let dry to matte finish then put on the patch. In really bad cold rainy light it off to heat it works way better the "glue" is actually a solvent so burns.
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from did not work Bought the slime lites for winter riding with my road bike and a pair of regular slime for my hybrid. Purpose was to minimize tube changes due to flats in inclement winter weather. No flats during winter. Rode recently with road bike and flatted within 6 miles of start. No sign of puncture in tire. Had to inflate tire 5 times to get home. Removed tube expecting to find tire filled with the green slime. Nothing. Removed tube and inflated. No sign of old punctures that sealed. Found leak. Took three tries manipulating the tube to get the slime to seal the small pin hole. It holds now. Will I trust it? No.
Date published: 2010-07-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stay Away I ride everywhere I can so I needed a tire that won't get flats. Before purchasing these tubes I went into REI and they recommended these tubes, a day later I get a puncture in the back tire. No worries, just bad luck. A week later I get a flat in the front. The front tire had a patch on the side where it was cut so the tube probably got pinched. I went in to REI and bought a Gatorskin for the front and this tube AGAIN. The morning after my first ride, I noticed it had gone flat from a punture on the top of the tube with no apparent puncture/something stuck in the tire. The tube puncture was less than 1/8 inch I've walked my bike further with these tubes than I've ridden on them.
Date published: 2012-08-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not self-healing I paid extra for this tube for it's advertised qualities of supposedly self sealing. Was riding last night and hit a sunken section in the sidewalk, which probably pinched the tube. Got home 2 blocks later and the tire was flat. Removed the tube and found the leak... but NO sign of any green slime. I could easily fix this, but I have some spare tubes, so am tossing it. My time isn't worth the $5 it cost to get a new tube, definitely not another slime lite. I am lucky I was so close to home when I got the flat, because this tube isn't going to save you.
Date published: 2009-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good replacement tube I've used this product with multiple wheel and tire combinations. The slime doesn't mean you won't get a flat. It does as promised and seals small leaks. You will need to add a little air and be back on your way. The times this has not worked for me are when the tire damage has been so bad that I've needed to replace the tire as well. Couple of cons: -Sometimes the slime seals up the valve a bit, making it difficult to unscrew the presta valve. -They are not as light as ultra light cycling tubes. Thats the trade off for less tube changes. I have not seen the reported issues with valves breaking with the slime tubes. I have however had my share of breaking presta valves in general. Especially with hand pumps. Also when inflating the tire, follow the directions and inflate with the valve roughly at the 10 or 2 o'clock position. This will provide the least amount of slime leakage saving it for when you need it.
Date published: 2010-04-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Slime slows leaks, does not seal them! I got a goat's head thorn stuck in my back tire, on the tread where the slime's supposed to be the most effective. Pulled the thorn out, inflated the tire with my hand pump and rode the bike a bit to make sure the slime covered the hole. I made it about a mile before I had to re-inflate the tire again. Thankfully, I wasn't far from home. Next time, I'm going to save myself some money and just carry a spare tube. This product is worthless. It doesn't seal leaks; it just slows them down some.
Date published: 2011-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jury is still out, but I think these are good... Bought two of these to try after finding them at REI for the first time (didn't know they existed for road bikes, frankly!) My results may explain some of the poor reviews. The first one I tried (which I put on my back tire) lasted quite a while and saved me from at least two flats. (you don't always realize it when you get a puncture - you usually hear a short "hiss" and then it seals itself. Sometimes, however, due to traffic noise, you don't hear the hiss - you just notice that you've lost a bit of pressure.) The second one I tried (which I put on the front tire) didn't last as long, unfortunately. It saved me from a flat, which I thought was fantastic, and it sealed up properly and everything - hardly losing any air pressure. But the next day the tire was completely flat. The slime didn't cure properly and leaked out of the tube, into the tire. I don't believe that's normal, due to the success of the other tube. I believe it's supposed to seal and stay sealed, permanently. That is the way the back tire performed, anyway. So, I believe the poor performance that I and others have experienced is due primarily to a bad or expired batch of Slime. Perhaps the tubes sat on the shelf too long and the ingredients separated. Or perhaps they were exposed to the elements over time and ceased to function properly. In any case, when they work, they work well. I can see these tubes being used for special rides (i.e. race day) where you really don't want to have a flat. Due to the lightness of the tube (they really don't weigh any more than a regular tube), they must not have much slime in them. I think you get perhaps two free puncture seals at most, and then it's just like a normal tube. ...So, are they worth double the price of a regular tube? You be the judge. If you can guarantee you don't get an old, expired batch, I'd answer a definite "yes" to that question. I'm going to buy a couple more tubes to test the theory. If I get even one more bad batch of Slime, however, I'm afraid I'll have to join the naysayers....
Date published: 2015-09-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not worth the extra expense At [$], this tube is 1.5 times as expensive as an ordinary tube, and lasts the same amount of time or less -- I've gone through four in the past year, and I haven't ridden much over the past year. Slime doesn't seem to reliably seal small punctures, just slow leaks to the point where you don't realize you have a leak until you're ten miles into a twenty-mile ride.
Date published: 2007-10-03
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