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Slime Skabs Tire Patch Review

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Slime skab patches

The Bottom Line

If you are choosing between carrying a full rubber-cement flat repair kit or the Slime Skabs on a ride, take the rubber cement and do the patch job once. If you just need something light and quick to simply get you back home again, the Slime Skab patches will do the trick. But plan on replacing the patch with a permanent fix to repair the puncture for good before you plan to do any more riding, and be wary about the reliability of the Skabs on any tubes that require very high air pressure for inflation. My bottom-line assessment: skip the Skabs, and use traditional rubber cement patches for assurance on your repair.

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  • Not reliable for high-pressure tires
  • Not intended for long-term repairs.


  • One-inch pre-glued patches
  • Six in a container, suggested retail $2.49
  • Simply peel off backing and apply over the puncture

Guide Review - Slime Skabs Tire Patch Review

Slime Skabs are a pre-glued patch for your inner tube, and can be used if you get a puncture while you're out on the road. They are intended for quick and easy patch repair, with no need for rubber cement and the waiting time for the cement to set. The goal is to make your repair quick and easy so you can get back home.

With a nifty little storage container and decent adhesive, you'll find that these Slime Skab patches will do the trick in a pinch, but don't count on them for a permanent repair like a traditional patch held on by rubber cement. They will likely get you home, but they won't hold much longer than that, probably not even overnight. Also, while they'll work okay for lower-pressure tires like on a mountain bike or cruiser, their holding ability will be challenged particularly when applied to high-pressure tubes like you find on a skinny-tire road bike.

Cost suggested retail price of $2.49 for six 1-inch pre-glued patches.

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 2 out of 5
Good for temporary use only, Member W_MacNeill

Whilst I am in the UK, rather than the USA, we also have self adhesive puncture repair patches. In addition, I fully agree with the comments made that they are intended to get you home after a puncture and no more, as their life is, at best, one ride only, with a lower tyre pressure than would normally be used, particularly for 700C racing tyres. Suffice to say, one cyclist, who had a puncture whilst out riding, successfully rode home by using another, self adhesive patch, a postage stamp! It worked just as well, if not better than the purpose made self adhesive puncture repair patches, and was not that difficult to remove to allow a permanent repair to be made once inside the home, workshop, etc.

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