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    Syracuse Orangeman 4 Life killerasp's Avatar
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    Tube Recommendation

    What kind of / brand of tubes can you all recommend for me. Like my other post states, i ran into 2 pinch flats today. Im not sure if the second was a pinch flat or a crappy patch job.

    Im not sure what is a good brand / type /price i should be looking at. Any help would be appreciated.

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    I usually get cheap generic tubes...I think I currently run axiom...not sure thoguh.

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    i run irc and i have not had any trouble with them. A little bit thicker then most genric brands but i get htem on sale so they cost the same
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    If pinch flats are you're problem why not check out stan's notubes no more pinch flast..

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    Syracuse Orangeman 4 Life killerasp's Avatar
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    what this thing i hear about "self healing / self sealing" tubes? how does that work? is it any good?
    Last edited by killerasp; 09-08-03 at 09:30 PM.

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    i've got giants in my bag, and the stocks that my Enduro came with, a little patched up but good to go. I like to stick with brand name tubes mostly for personal relief. if I get a flat with a generic tube, i'll be mad at myself for being a cheap ass. if i flat with a good tube i'll be mad at myself for not landing better

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    Originally posted by killerasp
    what this thing i hear about "self healing / self sealing" tubes? how does that work? is it any good?
    heavy, doubt they are worth it

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    what kind of tubes?

    No TUbes or
    UST...
    An ounce off the wheels is worth 3 off the frame

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    One thing you can do is run a bigger tube. What I mean is that most 26" tubes are available in two thicknesses. Usually a 26" x 1.25-1.75 and then a 26"x1.75-2.25. If you choose the second, you'll have more rubber there.

    Also tube quality isn't an issue with pinch flats or "snakebites" tire pressure and/or sidewall strength is. If you're getting a fair share of snakebites, increase your tire pressure by 5 psi, get a tire with a stiffer sidewall, or switch to Stan's or UST.

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    Syracuse Orangeman 4 Life killerasp's Avatar
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    when i put the tube back onto the rim and underneath the tire, should i be extra careful of how i put it back in or does it not matter?

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    Inflate the tube just a little bit, enough to where is holds it's shape, then insert it into the tire. That will help to not pinch the tube under the tire when rolling the bead onto the rim. If you can't get the bead on that last little bit, take some more air out of the tube.

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