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    HELP: i have a quick question

    i'm buying some spare tubes for my tires

    my tire size is currently 700cc x 25 - does it matter what size tubes i get?

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    and does the company matter?

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    Yes size matters. You would need a tube that fits inside and can fill up all that space. Most tubes have sizes that you can use them for listed on the box or something and from experience a tube for a 23mm would work for a 25mm tire. Just get a "road" tube and make sure it is 700c and not 650c.

    Better companies generally make tubes that are a little lighter. Unless you are racing professionally, it does not matter at all. Wal-mart tubes would work just fine.

    EDIT: I basically meant don't get a 26" mtb tube.
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    Not really,"normal" tubes are expected to fit 22s or 23s,it's a given...25s is NOT a stretch at all. 28s are a cut-off point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z415
    Yes size matters.
    that's what she said

    tire size (the range the tube will fit is printed on the box and tube).
    presta or schrader (figure out what u have- probably presta).

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