Accessories Marketing Inc. Rolls Out Tubeless Bicycle Tires for Standard Rims
GROVER BEACH, US (March 8)- Accessories Marketing Inc. (AMI), creators and manufacturers of SLiME® tire sealant and tire care products, announces a significant breakthrough for bike enthusiasts–they have perfected the first-ever pre-SLiMED tubeless tire for standard rims. The new SLiME Tubeless SRT (Standard Rim Tubeless) tires enable riders to convert any standard, aluminum, or composite […]
GROVER BEACH, US (March 8)- Accessories Marketing Inc. (AMI), creators and manufacturers of SLiME® tire sealant and tire care products, announces a significant breakthrough for bike enthusiasts–they have perfected the first-ever pre-SLiMED tubeless tire for standard rims. The new SLiME Tubeless SRT (Standard Rim Tubeless) tires enable riders to convert any standard, aluminum, or composite rim to tubeless, eliminating expensive rims and conversion kits. They even work on Universal Standard Tubeless (UST) rims. SLiME Tubeless tires provide exceptional performance versus tires with tubes and they include built-in flat protection.
The company worked for four years with Innova Rubber Co. Ltd. to develop the patented tires, which come ‘pre-SLiMEd,’ and work without tubes on any standard rim. Equipped with Beefeater(TM) Technology, the tires feature reinforced sidewalls which prevent pinch flats. Specific tread and rubber compounds were developed – each customized with cross-country, free-ride and down-hill performance characteristics. The down-hill tires feature 2-ply casings and wire beads for optimum durability where it’s needed most. The tires provide the means for bicyclists, both avid and recreational, to gain access to the latest tire technology for a fraction of what it would have cost in the past.
“This new tire brings elite tubeless performance to everyone who rides a bike,” said Jim Cegelski, CEO of AMI. “The tubed-tire is going to go the way of the dinosaur. Our SRT tires with SLiME tire sealant pre-installed are ideal for both street and off-road application with various tread options for cross-country, free-ride and downhill.”
Cegelski reinforced that this product is a huge hit with cyclists and the industry. “This is a reliable, puncture-resistant tubeless tire that fits standard rims with various tread options. It mounts easily and quickly, prevents pinch-flats, and stops 95 percent of flats from punctures because it is pre-filled with SLiME.”
The advantage of a tubeless tire is that it allows users to run lower air pressure without worrying about pinch flatting a tube. Riding at a lower tire pressure provides maximum traction due to increased surface area contact with the ground, improving grip and control. The new product is easy to install and requires no special tools. It is currently available for 26-inch and 24-inch rims in Cross-Country, Free-Ride and Downhill designs. The product category is being expanded to include road and trekking tires. The MSRP falls in the $59 to $69 range, depending on the tire specs– a significant cost savings compared to conventional tubeless wheel and tire systems. (Source: Business Wire – press release)