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    Tubes for Your Fat Bike

    Ok just starting to ride a Fat Bike this winter. Like to ask for all your fat bikers, where do you store your spare Fat bike tube on when riding?

    Considering the fat bike tube is so much larger.
    suggestions please.

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    Umm, not a fatbiker (yet) but I just stick everything in my backpack... It's easier like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianBiker32 View Post
    Ok just starting to ride a Fat Bike this winter. Like to ask for all your fat bikers, where do you store your spare Fat bike tube on when riding?

    Considering the fat bike tube is so much larger.
    suggestions please.
    I use a frame bag on my Pugsley, but realistically, it would be far easier to deal with making the Call of Shame to my wife to pick me up than dealing with a tube change in the snow and ice.
    Knows the weight of my bike to the nearest 10 pounds.

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    I don't carry one anymore. A patch kit should be good enough for summer and in winter I wouldn't even bother trying to fix a flat.

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    I carry a 2.4 tube in my back pocket or inside a bottle cage pod. If you open the valve, squeeze all the air out and wrap it up tight with rubber bands, the tubes really are not that large

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    Frame bag if I feel like I have to have one with me. But I usually don't carry one. I do carry a patch kit and a pump. Lot of folks carry a smaller 2.4 tube as they'll work in a pinch and are lighter/smaller easier to pack.

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    I run tubeless with Stan's sealant and haven't had to deploy my tube since I started packing Genuine Innovations tire plugs for the occasional large puncture.

    My regular-sized tube is in my seatbag. Some tubes will stretch more that others before failing.

    PS. I'm not entirely sure that the sealant in my tires is liquid at colder temperatures but it hasn't bit me yet.

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    Tubeless! Cell phone and feet as a backup. If going way far out, I'll put a 26x2.4 tube in my framebag.

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