Slime SRT Older Tires

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[Nov 16, 2011]
Sstoz Tes
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

tread longevity

Weakness:

thorn resistance, weight

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.

[May 14, 2010]
aschott
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

i liked the grippynes and treed pattern

Weakness:

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)

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

[Jan 30, 2009]
fmdj
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Good tread pattern, great grip, well wearing, weight

Weakness:

valve stem defects, can't run below 40 psi

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.

[Sep 30, 2007]
Jonah Salloway
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Lite, great grip, sturdy casing.

Weakness:

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

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...

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.

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