Originally Posted by zapsx
A quick questions to all the guys please, did any of you ever consider using a tire mousse, similar to what the guys on the Dakar use. If not why please, is it a cost consideration or are they just not worth it for these types of trips, I have know idea what a tire mouse costs. Cheers.
I used mousses in the past, when I did the BAM in 2009 for example.
They are expensive, and they are EXTREMELY difficult to mount without both experience and a machine. They are totally unavailable in Siberia. Even in Moscow I have not heard of anyone stocking them.
Also they are not bulletproof ... rear mousses are hollow and filled with air. I punctured my rear mousse in 2009. Making it of very limited use. I had to swap it out for a tube when it ripped.