A THUMBS-UP FOR THE TUBLISS SYSTEM
Hi TRAIL ZONE: Just thought I would let you know about my experiences with the Tubliss tyre system. Having fitted them to my DR-Z400 in April 2010 and 8000km later, I can recommend them without hesitation. I have had no punctures or dramas and these are the pressures I run when: commuting (18psi), sand tracks and beaches (5psi), clay and slippery country (10psi), rocky tracks (12psi) -- these pressures are not cast in stone and vary upon track conditions. You can run them flat if the tyre is punctured. Now, just a couple of things: 1) put new tyres on when installing the system; 2) watch the Youtube video and follow the excellent instructions; 3) buy yourself a good hand pump and gauge, that can cover 100psi to 0psi. In conclusion the biggest benefit I have had is the ability to run low pressure in soft sand (with luggage or not), which means I can go fast when I have the urge or literally cruise along and conserve energy (being an unfit average rider). And thanks for a great magazine,
-- Dennis, via www.trailzone.com.au
Thanks for the tips on the Tubliss system, Dennis. We've actually got a product review on the Tubliss system coming up in issue #34 of TRAIL ZONE, as our good mate Big Rich Gold runs them on his KTM 530EXC and has enjoyed the same great performance as you have. The real benefits of the Tubliss system appear to be the ability to run very low pressures when required for improved traction, and not having to fear a puncture mid-ride. Tubliss products are now being distributed in Australia by Pro Accessories, so if anyone is interested in checking them out, call (07) 3277 0675 to find the name of your nearest Tubliss stockist.
-- Clubby, www.trailzone.com.au