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Old 03-14-20, 07:26 AM
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Recommend brand and vendor for 29er tubes......

Hey guys, I seem to have completely lost a shoe box full of spare tubes , so I'm looking to pick up a few 29er spares, as painlessly as possible. I've ordered Michelins and Continentals (been happy with both, but just read some bad reviews on recent Continentals) from UK vendors Merlin Cycles, and Chain Reaction, but I'd like to avoid the shipping time and customs clearance delay,(especially given current events), and order domestically. I can't seem to recall a couple good vendors I'd mentally filed away, and was hoping someone could recommend an operation with good prices, and especially, cheap or even free shipping (though Performance may be about as good as it's gonna get, it can't hurt to check around).
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I don't know any bad brands of inner tubes. The Bell tubes I get from Walmart, Academy Sports or other local big box stores work good for me and last for many miles/years. Maybe not the lightest, but they aren't the heaviest either.

Mine are just 700C, but they have 29'er sizes too.
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I also have liked Continental tubes with removable valve core. What's with the bad reviews?

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I've been buying Schwalbe tubes lately. Best deals seem to be with various ebay vendors in 4 or 5 packs. There's a dealer in Appleton, WI who I've bought other stuff from and the service is pretty reliable and shipping is free.

edit: remembering back a couple years ago. The reason I started buying Schwalbe tubes is that I was looking for tubes that would fit 26X1 3/8 (650a) that had presta valves. Perhaps I'm the only person that wants prestas everywhere. Save the prestas! 650B tubes could be found with presta, but most of them are for fatter tires. Schwalbe has a tube which is appropriate for the size with presta and they were available on ebay at a fair price.

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