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Okay I did a search but all I came up with is a blank screen. I am also interested in this product and ratings.
 

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I use RIDE ON always!

It's not like slime. It's more solid on the inside.
Late last year I got new rubber and during replacing the back tire we found two punctures - a small sharp screw, and a piece of metal both came through, but the RIDE ON caught them both to the point where I never even knew about it. They could have been there a week or a year.
After seeing the RIDE ON demo videos, I put it in my bike tires the next week. We got tubes, and tubes means a flat far from home is a real bum day.
Short of replacing your whole wheels with tubeless rims. This is the safest bet I can see yet.
It's pretty cheep too. Not gonna bust yer wallet.

Cheap insurance policy if ya ask me.
 

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Scoundrel said:
I use RIDE ON always!

It's not like slime. It's more solid on the inside.
Late last year I got new rubber and during replacing the back tire we found two punctures - a small sharp screw, and a piece of metal both came through, but the RIDE ON caught them both to the point where I never even knew about it. They could have been there a week or a year.
After seeing the RIDE ON demo videos, I put it in my bike tires the next week. We got tubes, and tubes means a flat far from home is a real bum day.
Short of replacing your whole wheels with tubeless rims. This is the safest bet I can see yet.
It's pretty cheep too. Not gonna bust yer wallet.

Cheap insurance policy if ya ask me.
Sounds like a great thing to do for safe road tripping, hope I can find it locally.

Thanx Mac and Scoundrel!
 

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Notice the picure, the stuff is going in a tubeless tire. Anyone believes that any stuff will get you home after picking a nail or screw or cutting the sidewall (personal experiance) just goes to prove P.T. Burnam was right. Plus some stuff can be dangerous or at least irritating to the guy thats going to replace that tire
 

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Well,beleave what you will but I have been flat two times and I used the run of the mill fix a flat and both times I was able to ride home. I now use ride on and so far no flats . lets ride. :D
 

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6 times stronger than steel, AND washes off with soap & water??

I'm making some chaps outta that stuff!!

see ya when I'm a millionaire...
 

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Notice the picure, the stuff is going in a tubeless tire. Anyone believes that any stuff will get you home after picking a nail or screw or cutting the sidewall (personal experiance) just goes to prove P.T. Burnam was right. Plus some stuff can be dangerous or at least irritating to the guy thats going to replace that tire
Here,

Ride-On is designed to seal punctures from objects up to 1/8” in diameter in the tread area of your tire. Due to a tire’s inner curvature, Ride-On will not seal sidewall damage, or damage near the shoulder of the tire (the outside 1-1.5” of the tire tread). If a tire has a cut, impact break, bruise, bulge, snag, or sidewall damage, take the tire out of service and have it inspected by a professional tire care specialist.

Arcs&Sparks,
Evidently you failed to read a full description of the product.
Why discount Ride-On if you have never used it?
 

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I'm not discounting the product. Just making a little fun of the advertisement's highlights. Personally, it sounds great for an emergency fix. But I'd rather know (by a flat) if I had a cut rather than ride it a couple weeks and then go pushing the limits on my favorite turns where it might fail in a worse way.

just me...
 

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Scoundrel said:
I use RIDE ON always!

It's not like slime. It's more solid on the inside.
Late last year I got new rubber and during replacing the back tire we found two punctures - a small sharp screw, and a piece of metal both came through, but the RIDE ON caught them both to the point where I never even knew about it. They could have been there a week or a year.
After seeing the RIDE ON demo videos, I put it in my bike tires the next week. We got tubes, and tubes means a flat far from home is a real bum day.
Short of replacing your whole wheels with tubeless rims. This is the safest bet I can see yet.
It's pretty cheep too. Not gonna bust yer wallet.

Cheap insurance policy if ya ask me.
Was your tube punctured? Or just the rubber?
 

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Because I don't believe in snake oil. besides like I said it could be dangerous or at least very irritating to the guy that has to change that tire.
What you a salesman for the company?
 

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...But I'd rather know (by a flat) if I had a cut rather than ride it a couple weeks and then go pushing the limits on my favorite turns where it might fail in a worse way.
hey, grego! what's up? what if the ride-on kept you from going flat in the middle of the turn? who's to say the flat will become apparent only while you're sitting still?

as long as it's in balance, what diff does it make if it doesn't stop a flat? and if it does stop even just one, then you come out ahead. but like scoundrel said, you might not ever even know it saved you one.

and as far as the guy changing the tire, he's getting paid, and besides, it's in the tube, which is getting tossed anyway if i'm getting new tires. the only other reason the tire would be off the rim is to change a flat, which probably means new tubes for me, too. (don't go asking me to send you my slightly used tubes, i already promised them to someone last time that argument came up. :wink: )

i agree, cheap insurance. i haven't put anything in ahead of a flat yet, but i may. i do know slime got me home once.
 

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but as I said the piture shows the stuff going in a tubeless tire and that could be dangerous BTW one of the first things I did when I had my c50 was to put "C" whgeels on it so I could plug the tire on the road.
 

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i guess i'm too thick to understand what the danger is to the tire changer.

how much did that wheel changeout set you back? i'd like to do that if i could afford it.
 
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