Slime SRT Older Tires

2.5/5 (4 Reviews)

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sstoz Tes a Weekend Warrior from San Jose, California, USA

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2011

Strengths:    tread longevity

Weaknesses:    thorn resistance, weight

Bottom Line:   
I put these on my Ma's bike because they were a seemingly light-weight way to give her flat protection -- the advertised weight (680g) is equivalent to a fairly light off-road tire (500g or so) and a mid-weight tube (170g). Unfortunately, the actual weight of the tires was much heavier (790g & 734g).

These tires gave her over 1 500km on decomposed granite and asphalt roads without any flats. When she recently and accidentally pulled over into some tribulus terrestris ("goat heads"), though, it was all over. The sealant inside not only did not act quickly enough to seal the punctures, it didn't work at all. The tread and sidewalls are in excellent shape, but because of the design, the tires cannot be fixed and are now useless.

1 500km is nothing to spit at, particularly on challenging surfaces, but when duty called the Slime was nowhere to be found and my 70-year old Ma had a long walk home. I assume that the Slime has a shelf-life and that it had hardened.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by aschott a Weekend Warrior from linwood pa

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2010

Strengths:    i liked the grippynes and treed pattern

Weaknesses:    the valve stem is a mess the first one i purchased came out completely the first time i tried to fill the tire the the last one refused to hold air after the first trail (less then a mils of light off-road gravel)

Bottom Line:   
i wold not peaches another unless i was positive the valve defects were worked out however it is difficult to fined ever a standard tire for much less and a tube can easily be inserted into this SRT (witch i plan to do) its not all bad but if you choose to mount one on your bike i sagest carrying a standard tube and a pump with you

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Favorite Trail:   local ones

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   dicks sporting goods

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fmdj a Cross Country Rider from Las Vegas, NV, USA

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2009

Strengths:    Good tread pattern, great grip, well wearing, weight

Weaknesses:    valve stem defects, can't run below 40 psi

Bottom Line:   
This is a great tire on a budget. When you consider weight of a tubeless setup with Stan's, your not too far off from the 680 g you get with this tire (I run the XC #3001 model) I run them both on and off road and am pleased with how they are wearing. On a recent trip up Bootleg Canyon I was outclimbing my buddy's wildgrippers and he came down missing some knobs while mine held out (though his were a few years old and pretty soft). One of the two I got did have the leaky valve stem issue, so sent it back to Nashbar for a replacement, but have had no complaints since. I don't like the tire as much for a front, it's aggressive and does pretty good, but doesn't corner and track quite as well as my old kenda front-specific tire. Had it been available, I probably would have gotten the 3002 model for the front. All in all, pleased except for the initial valve stem issue.

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Favorite Trail:   Black Forrest, Golden, CO

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Bike Setup:   2000 GT XCR1000, RockShox SID Race front, SID Rear, Sram X9 rear, XTR front, TruVative FireX cranks, RaceFace ring, XTR cassette, FSA seat post, WTB Ti Laser saddle, Alex rims, blah blah blah

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jonah Salloway a Weekend Warrior from Taos, NM

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2007

Strengths:    Lite, great grip, sturdy casing.

Weaknesses:    Flats like a normal tire, weak valves and not enough slime to make a difference.

Bottom Line:   
I thought this tubeless tire/tube combo would be the ultimate conversion for all-mountain wheelset. I really liked the tread pattern and how the tires handled but the durability stunk. I tore out a valve stem after one ride and pinch-flatted on the second ride and rocky terrain. Time to go back to Stan's...

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Favorite Trail:   Monarch Crest, CO

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Conti Vertical Pro with Stan's, Nevegal Stick-E w/Stan's, High Roller w/ Stan's, Mutano Raptor w/Stan's.

Bike Setup:   Yeti 575 Enduro Pro with FR wheels, Fox DHX 5.0 shock, Fox RC36 fork, Avid Juicey with 7" rotors. e13 bash guard and Gravity Dropper seatpost.

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