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    Tube thickness

    What kind of tube thickness do you guys use for tricks? (bunnyhops, etc...)

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    one that hold air.
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    Any regular 20" tube. However recently I got two flats within a week or something, and that pissed me off so I used my friend's slimer tire. Thick and heavy as **** but hopefully it's worth it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theodoras View Post
    Any regular 20" tube. However recently I got two flats within a week or something, and that pissed me off so I used my friend's slimer tire. Thick and heavy as **** but hopefully it's worth it...
    3mm?

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    dude just go with whatever they sell at like walmart and stuff. those kinda cheap tubes. other than sometimes landing on edges and stuff, they work fine. if you're worried, then dans sells some super thick tubes that have an outer edge thats like 5mm thick. and most cheapo tubes are like 1.5-2 mm thick.

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    thick tubes are worthless. they don't make flats less likely and they just weigh your bike down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    thick tubes are worthless. they don't make flats less likely and they just weigh your bike down.
    are you speaking from experience?

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    yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b3nsonx View Post
    are you speaking from experience?
    yes.

    most of the time when a rider gets a flat of no fault of his/her own, it's because something very sharp went through the tire. if it's sharp enough to puncture a regular "thin" tube, it will puncture any thick tube as well. otherwise, you can get pinch flats of you land REALLY hard on something.

    if you get a flat any other way, it's probably user error- pinch flat from under-inflation, spoke puncture from wrong spoke size or lack of a rim strip, explosion due to customer being stupid enough to pay $40 for a KHE tire, etc.

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    any tube is fine.. you do not need the super thick ones.

    dont run less than the reccomended tire pressure.

    make sure there's nothing sharp stuck in the tire.

    make sure the rim strip is intact.

    dont case ****.
    For tarck use only.

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