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Old 02-03-14, 04:34 AM   #1
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80mm Tubes for my ZIPP Wheels -- what to consider?

Thinking of going with 80mm Tubes for my ZIPP Wheels. Right I have the valve extenders which i have gotten used to. But it is still bit of a pain to put extra air in the the tubes at times using the valve extenders.

Thinking of going with the 80mm tubes Contennential makes

Would I have any problems with using them? eg. stem banging around? etc etc?
thanks for input before i make this transition?
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Old 02-03-14, 07:06 AM   #2
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I use them with no issue at all. BDop Valvinators will keep the rattling of the stem down.
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I use Bontrager race light 80mm no problems or rattling. Good quality tube
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I use them with no issue at all. BDop Valvinators will keep the rattling of the stem down.
+1 on the Valvinators from BDop Cycling. I have also used the 80 mm stems with no problem. You can also wrap the stem in electrical tape where it goes through the hole in the rim. If you don't want the Valvinators electrical tape works almost as good to cushion the valve hole also. Better than extenders for sure.
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80mm Tubes for my ZIPP Wheels -- what to consider?

Which zipps? 80mm stems are fine for 404's. Too short for 808
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and 60mm stems are fine for the 303s.
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I noticed someone mentioned about using the Lite Tubes. Any problems with the Lite tubes from the air coming out during a ride?
would the lite tubes be just as durable as regular tubes?
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I noticed someone mentioned about using the Lite Tubes. Any problems with the Lite tubes from the air coming out during a ride?
would the lite tubes be just as durable as regular tubes?
No, they're not as durable.

I suggest looking for tubes with remove able cores in any length and getting an adaptor that allows the core to be screwed in the top so it operates like a regular tube. That way you can find a replacement tube no matter where you are and stem length won't matter.
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Well if you're talking about my Bontrager Race XL it's just the name of their model (they also have an xXl Light which I used with my older wheels but they don't make them in 80mm stems). No problems at all, they're just standard tubes but lighter than many.

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No, they're not as durable.

I suggest looking for tubes with remove able cores in any length and getting an adaptor that allows the core to be screwed in the top so it operates like a regular tube. That way you can find a replacement tube no matter where you are and stem length won't matter.
That's a great idea, never thought of that. FWIW the Bontrager XL which is what I use do have removable cores. They're not latex just .6mm wall thickness and I have no problem with losing air over a few days even. I really like the idea of being able to do the core swap as Bdop suggests, now I guess I need to carry another tool with me!
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That's a great idea, never thought of that... I really like the idea of being able to do the core swap as Bdop suggests, now I guess I need to carry another tool with me!
The tool weights about 2 grams

Be sure to get an alloy tool so you can use it more than on e. The plastic tools are useless and utterly disposable.
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The tool weights about 2 grams

Be sure to get an alloy tool so you can use it more than on e. The plastic tools are useless and utterly disposable.
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