Originally Posted by nostra
i have no idea if its them, i just heard they where good
Tygon IS quality tubing, but there are a lot of versions of it and the most popular ones in the computer liquid cooling scene tend to also be the ones with a LOT
Simply put, the cheapest way to make your tube more flexible is to use more plasticizer, and Tygon became popular for liquid cooling because of its flexibility. I'm sure you can put 2 and 2 together.
I'm personally using a plasticizer free Tygon "pressure tube" just cause I like how it looks, and happen to have some laying around. Typically I buy Durelene for liquid cooling (made by the same company as Tygon, but at a fraction of the price, plasticizer free, clearer in color, no ugly print down the side, but less flexible).
At any rate my point here and in my previous post is that a lot of people get "Tygon" because it is "the best" without knowing about the different versions that are offered or why it is "the best". It's not really the buyer's fault, the LC enthusiast community and LC supply stores really push it as being "best" without saying why or offering any of the variations other than the common ultra flexible high plasticizer stuff. At the end of the day, "the best" tubing might actually be the issue