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    Puncture resistant rig tubes...?

    So my Marathon Plus tires just arrived in the mail. I heart them.

    What are your recommendations for puncture-resistant tubes? I was reeeeally hoping Slime had some super thicks that would fit my 700x38's. I guess not.

    I can always slime up some vanilla super thick tubes... does anyone have a product recommendation for super thick/puncture resistant tubes in schrader 700 size?

    Thanks!

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    edit: these inline tubes are about my only candidate so far, only for lack of many options.

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    I'd like to hear what people use too. It's a major pain to mount and dismount marathon plus' so puncture resistant tubes will go a long way in keeping my tyre levers happy.
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    Forte (Performance Bike shops), Kenda, and Michelin A3 Airstop offer thicker/thorn resistent tubes. Depends on the conditions you ride in daily. In many desert/goathead areas, thorn resistent tubes and slime are default options/standard...along with recommending armadillo or marathon plus tires to their customers.

    For a commuter, the extra weight is worth it if it means lessening the possibility of getting a flat (puncture resistent tires and tubes with slime and liners being optional). That being said, I know lots of commuters that have regular tires and standard tubes and haven't had a flat in a year of riding....well a few add slime or use slime filled tubes.

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    Ok, here's a dumb but related question. are 700-sized innertubes the same size as 27" tubes (let's assume I can find the proper width)?

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    When I had my Hybrid I went with the Innova thorn resistant inner tubes. They are substantially thicker than regular tubes and even slime tubes. Combined with the Kenda K-Shields I had, the combo was virtually puncture proof to anything. I would intentionally pop a wheelie on glass and sharp objects just to test it.

    Of course the downside is a bit more weight and rolling resistance. I don't like carrying tools all the time for a flat that happens maybe 3 times a year so I will take the extra weight over peace of mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopliteGrad View Post
    Ok, here's a dumb but related question. are 700-sized innertubes the same size as 27" tubes (let's assume I can find the proper width)?
    Not exactly, but they are commonly selling them as such.

    27"= 630MM
    700C = 622MM.

    Close enough to work.

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