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Old 04-01-2020, 03:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You might know the answer to this: Prevailing wisdom at Slowtwitch is that latex tubes are less resistant to puncture than butyl. Is that actually true?
I'll risk a guess that it's an anecdotal,urban legend type of thing.I have read where natural latex rubber has superior hysteresis characteristics compared to synthetics,but a puncture is a puncture.Under up to 51-psi inflation pressures now,unless a tire has an elastic,self-sealing membrane,passive 'healing' from a perforation would be hard to pull off.
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