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Nashbar ATB Self Sealing Tube

3/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

Nashbar self sealing inner tubes are pre treated with a proprietary sealant that will never harden and can seal punctures up to 1/8 inch. Good for up to 3 punctures.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Elizabeth Krause a Weekend Warrior from Dallas, TX

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2008

Strengths:    seals very well, inexpensive

Weaknesses:    no slimed tire is magic - some punctures are going to require changing a tube no matter what

Bottom Line:   
Purchased on sale (and several at a time), these were less expensive than other slimed tubes and they do the job. I've run over thorns and heard the dreaded hissing at the beginning of a race, kept rolling so the tube had time to self-seal and the slime would coat the puncture, and was able to finish the race with air in my tube. Come race time, not having to stop to change a flat says it all!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $5.00

Purchased At:   nashbar.com

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Haro V3 with stock set up (Kenda Komodo tires)

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Tom a Weekend Warrior from MA

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2007

Strengths:    Holds air

Weaknesses:    the sealant doesn't seal the punctures. also whenever the bike sits for a while the sealant pools at the lowest point of the tube and makes the wheel off balance for about 10 minutes which can be bad on a downhill bike.

Bottom Line:   
Used on the front wheel with a single-ply tire. I had high hopes for these tubes, but they just don't seal the pinch flats. I could see the sealant coming out of the two holes, but not sticking. I still think the best way to avoid pinch flats is a multiple-ply tire. I got the idea of these from my neighbor who used them on his road bike, but he has not had much success either.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $4.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis DH tube, other standard weight and light weight tubes.

Bike Setup:   2002 KHS DH50 nothing special to note

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