When you are riding off road on a trail bike, a big discussion point is what should you put in your tyres.
There is no definitive answer and it will depend on many factors including the terrain you usually ride, your budget and of course, whatever your mates use and say is the best thing since sliced bread!
So in an attempt to help you decide I have gathered as much knowledge as I can about the 3 main options and pulled it all together so you can decide for yourself.
Tubes have been around for donkey's yonks (that's not a technical phrase, btw) and usually new dirtbikes are supplied with nasty, thin tubes that you will want to replace even if you're sticking with tubes in the long term, rather than the other options.
It is worth mentioning that any of these systems can be mixed on front and rear tyres. It is not unusual to run Tubliss in a rear tyre and a mousse in the front.
So what should you choose? You need to weigh up the options for your own circumstances, terrain and preferences. If you hate changing tubes in the pouring rain at the side of a trail, tubes are probably not for you (although bear in mind that you will probably have to do that anyway if all your mates run tubes...).
What do we do?
Well we run UHD tubes with slime on most bikes and Tubliss on some. In an ideal world we would have Tubliss on all but that's a big up front cost on our fleet so we are gradually adding Tubliss as we go.
HAPPY TRAIL RIDING!