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    I couldn't car less. jeff williams's Avatar
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    Pulled it out of a used tire Norco\Kenda tube. Thickest, heaviest tube I've ever seen.
    I bet it's very hard to puncture.

    It's 1.5-1.75...can I over inflate it? I have 1.95 and 2.10's.

    I was thinking it would be a great tube for rides where you really don't want to patch flats...
    Like in the Everglades, a gator might get ya when you put the tube in the water looking for bubbles.

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    I did it to mine and rode mine. I guess it's not recommended, and probably more fragile, but do-able.
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    Probably just an ordinary thornproof tube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Probably just an ordinary thornproof tube
    For sure, those Goathead seeds must be really bloody nasty.

    So..being such a HQ casing, can I pump it a bit high? I'm not heavy...the tube is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff williams
    For sure, those Goathead seeds must be really bloody nasty.

    So..being such a HQ casing, can I pump it a bit high? I'm not heavy...the tube is.
    Honestly theres a lot less stretch in those. Chances are you'll put an unequal stress on the upper (thinner) portion of the tube. Probably not a great idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Honestly theres a lot less stretch in those. Chances are you'll put an unequal stress on the upper (thinner) portion of the tube. Probably not a great idea
    Good point...the inside wall inside of the toroid? is thinner, and no, it doesn't stretch much.
    I'll keep it until I get some 1.5 semi-slicks, be a good urban\glass tube.

    I was told O.K to use regular thickness 2.10 tubes in 2.25 wheels. Maybe not this one.
    Thanks.

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    Bell(and probably others) makes thick ass tubes that are also filled with Slime. Those are super bulky and probably weigh as much as 3 tires. Shouldn't get many flats, tho. Lots more weight for more exercise, too.
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    You haven't weighed nothing until you weighed an Intense DH tube.
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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by KonaRider24
    You haven't weighed nothing until you weighed an Intense DH tube.
    Way true I remember seeing the weight numbers on those suckers. No way I'd want one for XC

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    I'd say the tubes like 600 grams

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