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    Eclipse tube nightmare !!!

    I know this topics has been covered in many forums in the past but they are like 2 years old and so I wanted to mention them at present .

    Now I have the second generation ones (polished valve) . I have 6 tubes . Two on my trail bike and two on my 10.7lb MTB .

    The two that failed were at the join . Now i have a theory as to why the joins failed . I noticed when fully inflated the circumference was less than it should be . My other tubes went perfectly round the rim whereas with these particular two I had to physically stretch them round .

    Now I think it's this stretching that puts excess stress on the join and so when you go and inflate the tube the stress load goes overboard and pulls the join further and creates a split .

    I have heard other nightmare stories and they all seem to be at the join . I didn't want to use the patches because in the past patches have come off .

    Luckily it's only two tubes that have failed . Unluckily that's 112euros wasted .


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    They'ave warrantied joint failures in the past
    I'm a member of NSMBA and IMBA Canada

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    They'ave warrantied joint failures in the past
    I sure hope they do it now . I have sent an email .

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