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Tubliss users: Sealant or no sealant?

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I'm about to install Tubliss front and rear on my bike.  I ride North Texas woods, pretty good mix of terrain.  Are those of you running Tubliss using some sort of sealant, like Slime, or have you had good luck with out it?  

 

 

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I always use a bit of slime , 1/4. Of a container for a tire, great insurance against a flat , and also great for seeing the puncture area. Don't know why people think its messy, perhaps they use too much, but it cleans off easy and water cleans it as well

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I also use a bit of Slime. 1/4 of a 16 oz bottle per tire I would guess. Never had a flat yet.

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I have been running Tubliss frint and rear for over 5 years now. I ran sealant for the first three years because it was recommended. It was always a messy job to change tires and I still got puncture flats when running "standard" tires. I now run "heavy duty tires" usually designed for desert terrain. They have thicker carcasses which prevent punctures and allows you to run lower pressures ( read 0-4 psi) without issue. IMO, this is the only way to go with Tubliss.

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I have been running TuBliss for 3 years. Ran them with MX51 and MX71 tires. I ride offroad. No MX. I used slime on these tires. I did get puncture leaks. Slime would seal the small holes and had to resort to a plug one time. I have now switched to the Dunlop AT81 one tires. I installed slime in these tires. No punctures leaks so far. If I continue to run these tires without puncture leaks, I will probably not use Slime in the future. IMO the Slime is not that messy. 

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I put slime on the inner and outer bead of the tire,both sides of the red tubliss dealio where it seals with the inner bead. And then I fill the tires up with 8 oz each.

 

Makes installation easy and no leaks.  

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Just did the rear, using slime and boy was it messy!!

 

I weighed the Tubliss and the Bridgestone ultra heavy duty tube that I replaced, and there is a 3.5 lb difference!!  (Tubliss being lighter of coarse) I expect the front to be about 2-2.5 lb lighter.  More than I thought.  That will surely be noticeable.

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