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Helium in Tyres


Craig1968
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1 minute ago, Kranswurm said:

No but if you put it in your frame it will help

Lol..I would have thought just inhaling it was the best value for money?

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A quick Google search says helium particles are a fair amount smaller than oxygen particles and this will lead to it seeping through the tyre walls

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Didn't Jan Ullrich's team use some specific gas in their TT bike tyres at some stage?
Around 1999.


Can't remember if it was helium or not.

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2 hours ago, kk6gan said:

A quick Google search says helium particles are a fair amount smaller than oxygen particles and this will lead to it seeping through the tyre walls

This, and also the weight of the air in your tyres is a ridiculously small component of the overall weight of your bike. I haven't done the sums, but someone on the internet reckons a 15g saving on 25c tyres. Which is not much for a fair amount of admin.

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I think GCN or GMBN have tried it, I think there was absolutely no difference ;)

EDIT : can't find it, but you can watch this : 

 

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