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Old 08-17-10, 07:53 PM   #1
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Which inner tube would you recommend.

Hi, I have a 2008 DT 8FS with 20 X 1.5 on the front and 20 X 1.75 in the rear. I'm placing an order of inner tubes online, but not sure which ones to get and what's a good website to get them from. My tires has different width between the front and the back, do I have to get different inner tubes?

any recommendation of brands or websites?

thanks in advance.
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Old 08-17-10, 07:59 PM   #2
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Get Schwalbe - they are HUGELY better than others. You won't have to pump for months to keep the pressure up.

Just get 1.5 - they are good for both.
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Old 08-17-10, 08:09 PM   #3
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thank you so much
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Old 08-17-10, 09:30 PM   #4
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Specifically, you want the AV7.

http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_ti...chraeder_valve
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Old 08-18-10, 12:17 AM   #5
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If you cannot find the Schwalbes, Continental make a range of good tubes - a cut above the cheaper generic Far East ones. 'Compact 20' are 406 x 1.5
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Old 08-18-10, 05:11 AM   #6
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thank you Jur and Snafu21:

I did have a bit of hard time finding the Schwalbe AV 7, but eventually placed an order of 4 from Thorusa, slightly cheaper than what Schwalbe charges here in the States. Thanks for the link nevertheless, Jur! I really appreciate it.

now it's time to get an patch kit for a temporary fix before the tubes arrives
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Old 08-18-10, 01:41 PM   #7
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Thorn resistant tubes have more rubber in them.
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