Tubliss Long Term Review

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by n16ht5, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. NoelJ

    NoelJ Been here awhile

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    Reverse image search on Google will find about anything pictured, but the answer is sometimes unsatisfying....
  2. Tizzle

    Tizzle Workin' on it...

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    Actually that should be perfect! I’m located in Andorra so as long as they ship there or Spain I should be golden! Thanks!!
  3. Tizzle

    Tizzle Workin' on it...

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    Good tip! Thanks!!
  4. AdvNener

    AdvNener Been here awhile

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    Haha yes, but i went back to my emails to find my order.. back to 2015 :)
  5. dstutz

    dstutz Been here awhile

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    Welp...I found out who makes them. They're Italian, Buzzetti Pro tyre levers. Closest thing to me (USA) I can find for purchasing is Adventure Spec in the UK: https://www.adventure-spec.com/default/tyre-tools-buzzetti-professional-tyre-lever.html
    Says they're made for changing Michelin desert tires and mouses.

    Hrm...Any idea on these? "Ballards Ultimate Tyre Levers"


    They've got wrench ends (dubious usefulness) and seem small enough for easy tool carrying on a trip. Small little end that won't go in too far.

    Also, from my limited research, seems the curved ones are specifically for when you have a mouse.
  6. BornAgain

    BornAgain Been here awhile

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  7. dstutz

    dstutz Been here awhile

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  8. Granitic

    Granitic Backcountry rider

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    I've spent the day with Tubliss and as usual learned a few more tricks.

    These are documented in my notebook: http://bit.ly/2Ry7zAL
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  9. whizzer929

    whizzer929 Adventurer

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    I had this same tear happen this week. What's more weird is that it happened while sitting in my garage. Luckily it didn't happen while riding. I've reached out to Nuetech but have not heard back yet.

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  10. AdvNener

    AdvNener Been here awhile

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    No fraying of the material on the inside of the red liner at that location?
  11. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails Supporter

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    I have had that happen a lot. It appears that it is the valve stem base material coming unglued from the tube. I always had it happen if the tube was more than a year old. I started changing my tubes yearly. How old is yours?
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  12. whizzer929

    whizzer929 Adventurer

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    Oh really?? They're about 10 months old. It does look like a seam that's split open. I guess I'll need to start replacing mine as well.
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  13. worncog

    worncog YBNormal Supporter

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  14. whizzer929

    whizzer929 Adventurer

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    What the hell?? Put in a new bladder, and the same thing happened after 5 days sitting in my garage. Obviously there is something wrong but I can't figure out what. I think I'm done with Tubliss. The gains are not worth the risks or trouble.

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  15. dstutz

    dstutz Been here awhile

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    Been meaning to do an update. I've got 11 months and 5500 miles (178 hrs) on my setup in non-recommended size rims (1.85 F / 2.50 R) and I've been super happy. I've done single digit pressures putting around slowly in rocks/clay mud/log terrain, week-long trips at 15PSI, multiple hour long stretches at 80mph (at street pressures). No issues with sealing, my high pressure bladders don't seem to lose air. I'm on my second front and third rear tire since installing. I never used sealant. Just armor-all at first install and lots of soapy water to do tires. No regrets. Will probably pick up 2 new high pressure bladders and swap them out the next time I change tires as others have mentioned for PM purposes. I've been running GoldenTyre GT723 and GT723Rs.
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  16. darkhelmetnl

    darkhelmetnl Been here awhile

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    I also want to contribute with my experience.
    Have had a tubliss setup on my WR250R. Had 0 issues during my 25.000 km trip through the Americas.
    I changed tires 5 times. Still on the first set of liner tubes. They lost pressure very slowly. Over 3 weeks I had to top them up from about 90psi.

    Installs were always easy, the seating of the bead was the key, depending on the tire
    Used them with sealant, which I recommend. Have used Slime and Ride-on.
    I used Slime as a test and because I couldn't find ride-on in Mexico. Slime did seal a leak that ride-on didn't.

    Would definitely recommend them.
  17. SHEP_5

    SHEP_5 Been here awhile

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    exact same thing just happened to me, mpunted up a tire, went fine, it sat for 2 weeks in garage and now its flat. the tube had seperation at the valve stem patch, I will admit its probably 2 or more years old and lots of miles on it
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  18. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto aka: trailer Rails Supporter

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    What is dis
    I have had a lot of their tubes do that to me. 2 bikes running their system for the past 6 years or so. I try to change the tubes yearly. My buddy just had it happen on a 2 week old install.
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  19. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Anybody with ideas how this happens? Anybody ask Tubliss?
  20. worncog

    worncog YBNormal Supporter

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    More than likely a cut initiated by the edge of the valve stem assembly. Mine, and all the pics I've seen are all demonstrating a similar pattern. Rubber is very forgiving... till you cut and/or exceed it's bending radius.

    Gentler handling during assembly is necessary, especially around the valve disc area.