Tubliss vs heavy duty tubes

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  1. Admin

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    I know a lot of people run tubliss and really like them. I have them and I'm on the fence.

    I typically ride very slow rocky technical single track fairly close to home and have run the Bridgestone UHD tubes for years without much trouble...sure I have gotten a flat now and then but I'm trail riding, not racing so changing a tube on the trail isn't terrible, but you have to carry one, especially when running a rear trials tire.

    Over the weekend, I did the Hancock NY dual sport which has much higher speeds and sharp shale rock everywhere. I had tubliss in the rear with a dunlop d803 tire @ 12lbs. up front I just had a battlecross x30 with heavy duty tube.

    At the gas stop, some guy in line points to my rear tire and asks "Do you intentionally run your pressure that low?" I don't even look back and said, yes.

    then I look back and see the tire is flat. But the weird part is it was probably flat for some time and I never even noticed it, not even when I was pushing our bike at the long line to the pump!

    Luckily the station had a compressor and I was able to find a tiny hole in the sidewall and plug it using standard car plugs. I was able to finish the day with the plug, but it looked like it bot pushed/pulled out a bit by the time I got back to the truck.
     
  2. OscarFox

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    Was riding with a buddy recently and he had a flat front during our ride. Because he was running tubliss we were back on the trail and riding within 5 minutes. Ridicule and photo time included. I see that as a huge advantage. I did have to recently replace a bladder on the tubliss on my 350. It has well over 130 hours on it, and the replacement bladder only costs like 14 bucks.

    To be fair I've never run UHDs, I put the tubliss on almost immediately once I got my bikes.
     
  3. GMP

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    Hancock bluestone and Dunlop 803 sidewalls are dicey even with a tube. I've seen multiple slashed TTs there over the years. That tire is done Tubliss, radial sidwall will not hold a plug. I will not go back to tubes, the new hybrids like the Shinko Cheater with sticky compound and thicker sidewall are perfect for the application.
     
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    I am like you Andy, I run tubliss in the GasGas and Bridgestone UHD tubes in the Beta. The reason is the GasGas is for full off road and the Beta does both. Need tube for the street in Pa
     
  5. Admin

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    I might just give the cheater tire a try with the tubliss, I can't imagine it being better than the dunlop d803 though...that tire is about as sticky as they come!
     

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