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Dynabeads. Feedback?

Has anyone ever used Dynabeads? I had never heard of them, but was on jakewilson.com ordering tires and happened to see a link.

Here's a youtube vid of how they work. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq263AYgyYg

I had considered trying my hand at mounting my own new tires b/c it didn't look too hard (well, not to complicated - it does look like kind of a PITA). They only thing holding me back was that I didn't really want to deal with balancing them and was going to take them in for that anyway.

Dynabeads look like a cool solution to that problem. In the research I've done I haven't really found any negative feedback on them. AND, they're super cheap.

I saw a very few posts that mention them, anybody have opinions on this?
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You just have to be sure not to let any moisture inside because it may cause the beads to clump up together.

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......Dynabeads look like a cool solution to that problem. In the research I've done I haven't really found any negative feedback on them. AND, they're super cheap.
I too did a LOT of research on Dynabeads and came to the same positive conclusions as you. However, I don't have the tools or space to do my own tire change and the dealer would not install the Dynabeads. So, I have standard ugly wheel weights installed by the dealer. Yes, I could install the beads myself and remove the weights, but I already paid for the weights and the tires seem balanced.

However, I would definitely use Dynabeads if installing the tire myself.


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i would spend a lil $30 to have them balance PROPERLY and be comfortable riding at high or low speed. My safety is priceless.
Assuming that weather and temp are changing, you will most likely get some sort of condensation (or moisture) in the tire and...i will let you guess the rest.

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I use the dyna beads but i fill my tires with nitrogen (advantage less pressure fluctuation from temp and completely dry). I have ridden speeds in excess of 100mph without a problem. I like them but you cannot use any type of tire sealant. if you use a temporary push plug for a repair you will have to keep it slow as the beads will stick to the repair. after the tire is patch plugged from the inside you will have to make sure the overbuff sealant is completely dry before you reinstall the tire and you will need to use new dynabeads. If you dont mind the look of the sticky weights they are much more fool proof.


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You will be adding moist air every time you add air to your tires. I mounted my own tires and had them balanced locally for $10 each. Then I added Ride On. Tires are well balanced, and when I pulled a screw out of the rear tire there was no leak! The Ride On isn't cheap, but it's nice to have the insurance against flats.

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You will be adding moist air every time you add air to your tires. I mounted my own tires and had them balanced locally for $10 each. Then I added Ride On. Tires are well balanced, and when I pulled a screw out of the rear tire there was no leak! The Ride On isn't cheap, but it's nice to have the insurance against flats.
flitecontrol is right any compressed air not ran through a quality drier has just as much moisture as the atmosphere. without the access to nitrogen or a compressor with a drier i would not use them.


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so i guess it's beads time huh ? ;P

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like i said I like them but in reality they are more work than weights if i get a low tire I have to trailer the bike to work to air it back up


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I'd spend my money on Ride On instead. Does the same thing the dyna beads do but also protects your from flat tires. REAL nice to have when your in the middle of nowhere and pick up a nail.



I also advise having the tires balanced properly with stick on weights anyway ...no matter if you use Ride On or Dyna-beads.

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