Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking - Thorn resistant tubes for 700x32-35-38?
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11-03-03, 06:48 AM
Are thorn-resistant tubes available in these wider 700 tires? Brand? Source? I like Performance's thorn resistant tubes for commuting, but they are available in only one size, 700x23-26. I want to put some wider tires on one set of wheels for some light off roading with some of my riding buddies. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
11-15-03, 02:06 PM
In answer to my own question, Quality Bicycle Products, the big distributor most LBSs by from, has started labelling its own brand of thorn resistant tubes in at least two sizes - 700x28-32 and 700x35-43. Performance offers a single smaller size at 700x23-26. I have been using the Performance tubes for a couple of years, and like them. I just got some of the QBP 28-32s though I haven't installed them yet. The 35-43 are on backorder.
You might consider using "Slime" tubes rather than thorn-proof tubes. They are available in a variety of wider 700c sizes and are lighter, easier to mount, and just as, if not more, reliable than thorn-proof tubes.
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