Mountain Biking - help with 26 x 2.125 tyres
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12-30-09, 02:04 PM
I have a mountain bike with with 26 x 2.125 tyre, with deep tread. Can I replace these with a more road suitable tyre? I've had a quick look and not found this:
It says tube sold seperately. Assuming there's nothing wrong with the tube in my current tyres, can I just swap the tubes over?
Also can I fit thinner tyres or does the 2.125 measurement have to be exact?
It's a pretty old bike and has Woods valves, I don't know if that's a problem, but one of them leaks and I am intending to replace the woods valve but keep both the tubes. I don't know if it would be easier to just buy new tubes.
Those will work or you can go thinner. Before I bought a road bike I had an extra set of 26" wheels with very skinny slicks for road training. A new tube would be a good idea.
12-30-09, 08:12 PM
Thanks, I am thinking of getting these tyres
but there doesn't seem to be any tubes on this site for 26 x 1.25
Will any of the tubes listed work with this tyre?
12-30-09, 08:22 PM
Well 1.25 may be a little narrow for the rim your using(you need to find the width of the rim)... you can get tubes for 1.25-1.5 allover... stuffing a 1.75-2.1 tube into a 1.25 tire may be a challenge
12-30-09, 08:28 PM
well the bike was sold to me with 2.125 tyres on it, so thats probably the rim size. I think I'll go with something wider then, maybe 1.75 at the minimum
12-30-09, 08:30 PM
the tire you have looks fine for the road. why change it?
12-30-09, 08:37 PM
I don't know what you mean, I haven't shown any pictures of my current tyres. but anyways, the ones I have have a very deep tread, and I only use it for the road.
12-31-09, 04:00 AM
Yes, that tire will work. If you are looking for something with better rolling resistance than your present tires, you couldm go down in size to a 1.50-1.75 city type tire. I have that on my mountain bike, now, that I ride most everywhere on paved roads. But, they have much less traction off road !!
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