Tyre Liners

annirak

Über Member
Location
Cambridge, UK
I switched to Marathons. Not a puncture since.
 
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twitchboy

Regular
I know but I do not have the confidence to do a good job myself and I have been told by my LBS that to convert this particular bike http://www.evanscycles.com/products/charge/cooker-2015-singlespeed-mountain-bike-ec073763 will cost in the region of £300 as I will require new wheels, they say.

I'm not sure that I believe them but they're the experts. £300 to convert to tubeless on a £650 bike is very steep indeed so I'm looking for the next best option.
 
Stan's No Tubes - either convert the rims and tyres to tubeless with one of their kits or use their sealant inside your tubes. Either option should reduce your chances of getting a flat to virtually zero.
 

Pale Rider

Legendary Member
Mixed reports on liners.

Some cause more punctures due to friction of the liner against the tube.

Those Panaracer ones look softer than some I've seen, so perhaps are a better job.
 

Venod

Eh up
Location
Yorkshire
I ran ghetto tubeless for couple of years using Stans fluid and 20" split tubes.


http://www.mtbtechniques.co.uk/MaintananceGhetto.html
 
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twitchboy

Regular
Mixed reports on liners.

Some cause more punctures due to friction of the liner against the tube.

Those Panaracer ones look softer than some I've seen, so perhaps are a better job.
Yes, very mixed. The reviews I've seen on the usual websites of the panaracer kevlar ones seem very positive but then I came across this guy saying they were pants and to stick with the plastic ones. The plastic ones may be more robust but they are also known to cause pinch flats but this guy says that if you wrap them in duct tape that can stop it.


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDgAxlwdK7Q
 
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