Specialized Air Lock Tube

Specialized Air Lock Tube 

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Specialized Air Lock

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[May 08, 2016]
Daniel Keiley

Strength:

First ride with these tubes. Close to home I intentionally headed for a goat head infested area. The rear sealed fine with about 4 goat heads as is holding a day later. The front tire got about 12. I rolled the tire around to help it seal, pumped it up and it was leaking slowly as I finished my ride.

Weakness:

High Rolling resistance on pavement! One ride and Done for the tube that took a lot of thorns. Removed all the thorns from the front tire and patched three punctures in the tube. Re-inflate the tube in or out of the tire, another puncture that was sealed starts leaking, repeat, no luck. No surprise, the tube contracts and stretches so thats a lot to ask of a liquid sealant.

Removing all the thorns from the casing and installing a fresh tube is NOT extinct. Don't count 100% on the sealant getting you through a long ride.

Still better than having to patch after every encounter with goat heads, so these tubes are a modest plus so far.

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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 20, 2015]
Martin
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

These work for me, but I'm using the 29x1.9/2.3 size.
My local MB track has patches of three corner jacks over it, at times I come home with six to twelve stuck in the tires.
I always make it home though...
Learned that it's best to leave the thorns in the tire until I get home if possible, then pull them out and rotate the wheel so the hole is at the bottom. If it's doesn't seal right away I bounce the wheel a few times to get the sealing fluid down the inside of the tube. I then add extra air and repeat for the remaining jacks.
Without seal sealing tubes I can't complete one 10km ride without a flat. Thicker thorn proof type tubes are better than regular tubes, but still fail me every few rides, these self sealing ones are much better for me.

Weakness:

Don't always seal right away, sometimes needs to be helped by turning the wheel so hole is down.
Have had issues with weak tube to valve strength, and replace two tubes in two years because of that.

I'll keep buying them.

Similar Products Used:

Slime additive

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 09, 2012]
VonniePedals

Strength:

Company is giving me a refund

Weakness:

Tube splits internally

Commuting since 2/12/07 27,000 miles under my belt. These tubes are a lesson that I will not have to learn again. One of them split for no reason. I have not had a "technical" for 4 years. Once I got home (long story) I stripped them both out and replaced them with my past tubes. The company is refunding me, I'm sending them back.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Oct 07, 2011]
Wryfox
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

None

Weakness:

Extremely heavy, stiff, and goo oozing from the valve from the start. One presta valve of the pair would simply not close without a wrench to tighten the nut.

Really bad tube. Simply not functional due to weight or performance. Took them out after two days.

Similar Products Used:

Slime tubes which work perfect.

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Mar 07, 2011]
Terry Culhane
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Who knows? I'm having trouble pumping it up.

Weakness:

The valve stems are not threaded, so I can't push the pump fitting onto the presta stem with enough force to get a tight seal. The stem just pushes into the rim. Also the goo inside the tube is oozing out of the valve and making a mess of the pump and the stem.

Time to get out the pliers.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Dec 01, 2010]
hotrozz
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

It holds air if you can get any air in it.

Weakness:

Stems are too short and not threaded. Specialized floor pump won't even work with these tubes.

Don't waste your money on these over-priced junk.

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Nov 21, 2009]
Livermoron
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

um I guess they don't leak if they get a puncture.

Weakness:

OMG THESE ARE SLOW! Made my bike feel like I am in mud all the time. I was recently going down hill on a decent grade and I swear I was slowing down. I had to pedal to maintain speed.

Not worth the occasional patching or tube replacing unless you love to spin and go slow.

should have listened to the guy behind the counter telling me they suck. I was just ticked off because the goat heads got me two weekends in a row.

Adding weight in the wheels/tires is dumb.

Similar Products Used:

none...ever again

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Jan 17, 2009]
trekex9
Weekend Warrior

Weakness:

Not as good as a Slime tube at sealing

I use this on my commuter bike. I will not use this product in the future, Slime tubes aren't perfect but they certainly seal better than the Specialized Airlock tubes.

Similar Products Used:

Slime tubes

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jan 13, 2009]
alec3333
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Great Idea from an otherwise great brand

Weakness:

Does not plug holes, just splatters "sealant" all over the inside of tire

3 days after installation the front airlock tube split at the seam next to valve stem. This happened while it was in my garage and not being ridden and had only had 35 psi in it. I replaced it with a 3ish year old Slime tube and it has held air ever since. I wouldn't recommend to anyone due to the sheer unreliability of Specialized Airlocks.

Similar Products Used:

slime tubes

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[May 15, 2008]
tim
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

They hold air

Weakness:

...except if you get a puncture

I have used these in hopes that during my rides in Kyrgyzstan I wouldn't be stuck out in the boonies somewhere. Good thing I always carry patch kits and pump. These things are worthless. The stuff spews out but doesn't seal. Save your money. DO NOT rely on these tubes to seal any punctures.

Similar Products Used:

slime tubes

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
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