Long time TA reader and rebel triker Alonzo Savage shares his experience with Gaadi inner tubes. Below is what he has to share with Trike Asylum readers:
A while ago I ordered two 26″ Gaadi tubes and somehow ended up with four; only paid for 2 though. Anyway, last Friday I had a snakebite puncture in my rear wheel after clipping a raised section on a layby whilst allowing other vehicles to pass me, so I decided to swap to the Gaadi tube. The fitting process is as per the company video so I didn’t bother taking pictures, but I did photograph a slight problem with these tubes. Being one long length they are sealed at each end by a sleeve of about 3″ in length. When air is pumped into the tube these small sections do not expand like the rest of the tube and create the potential for a flat spot of I guess 6″. As you can see from the picture, there is a definite dip in the tyre’s sidewall although having ridden a few miles on our not very smooth roads I have to say that I couldn’t feel a flat spot as expected. Maybe it is due to the fact that I’m riding a wide Schwalbe Big Apple tyre at 50psi I don’t know. Perhaps this information will be of use to your readers. (It appears that after a ride into town, the ‘dimple’ is not quite so pronounced). – see photo below:
Here is a short video showing the advantage of the Gaadi tube, which Alonzo says installs as the company claims. Any other personal experience with these tubes may be shared in the comment section below.
Read a Gaadi inner tube review by Bicycle Network Australia HERE.