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  • timberjack
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    I was thinking of filling my tyres with helium, as this will make the bike feel lighter and it should float over the bumps better, has any one ever tried it

    gecko76
    Member

    Far as I know the helium molecules (atoms?) are significantly smaller and regular rubber is to all intents and purposes porous .

    druidh
    Member

    YOu really need to fill the frame too as the tyres only will make little difference.

    MTB-Idle
    Member

    yup, it works. Do it.

    kevonakona
    Member

    And it’ll only make a few grammes worth of difference at most.

    dirtbiker100
    Member

    Makes loads of difference, several of my friends have tried it and one swears by it for racing.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    best thing to do is inhale it* from an aqualung as well as filling your tubes (just think about the voulmes involved & you’ll see it makes sense – watch it though, that shit’s so light you may need a weight belt just to stay in contact.

    (reckon hydrogen is where it’s really at though)

    *careful with any post-race interviews, mind – the funny voice can be a bit of a giveaway to the anti-doping squads

    thomthumb
    Member

    [boring mode] on a serious note helium is a finite resource and is in short supply, when it runs out there will be no more mri scans. im amazed that joe public can still get it for balloons etc! [/boring mode]

    Premier Icon Wally
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    hydrogen is far more abundant – lighter too.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    A vacuum is far better.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    aracer – you want to ride around with an aqualung full of NOTHING ??!!

    🙄

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Sorry, I’d missed your reply, scaredypants. Obviously I meant just the frame and tyres.

    Oxboy
    Member

    If you get big enough tyres you may even be able to float through the air!
    Imagine that a chitty chitty bang bang bike!

    devs
    Member

    The nineties called, they wanted to know if they could have their failed ideas back.

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