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Manufacturer of Performance Bike's Branded inner tubes

Old 11-13-20, 07:06 PM
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Manufacturer of Performance Bike's Branded inner tubes

Wasn't sure this belonged in Bike Mechanics so I put it here, just in case

Does anyone know who produced the Forte branded mtb inner tubes for PB? I used to buy them and have always been pleased at how long they lasted (except if I ran over glass, nails, staples, etc.). Since PB has been vastly revamped I've been wanting to buy more of the Forte tubes. The only info I have was from one of the boxes that they were made/sourced in Taiwan. It'd be nice to know if that same manufacturer was producing teh same tubes for another, more viable and prevalent outlet.

Thanks in advance.....
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Old 11-13-20, 07:26 PM
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I'd guess the producer varied over the years, depending on who gave the best price for the specs.
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I took a quick look at the 'stash' I picked up when they were closing down and there's no brand manufacturer on the tubes (700 and 26 sizes). They're just stamped with 'FORTE - Made in Taiwan", no manufacturer's I.D. printed or molded onto the rubber like a lot of other tubes.
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I guess I shouldn't have expected to get a specific answer....sigh....thanks for the replies. I'll have to investigate a different approach to figuring something out.

While I'm here, tho....anyone have any recommendations for reasonably priced, reasonable quality tubes for mtb (26x1.95)? Any "brands" I should stay away from? Thx.
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Originally Posted by stephr1 View Post
I guess I shouldn't have expected to get a specific answer....sigh....thanks for the replies. I'll have to investigate a different approach to figuring something out.

While I'm here, tho....anyone have any recommendations for reasonably priced, reasonable quality tubes for mtb (26x1.95)? Any "brands" I should stay away from? Thx.
Just buy some standard kenda tubes and call it a day.
...or Bontrager, specialized, co-op, etc.
kenda makes tubes for a lot of other brands, for what its worth.
26" tubes sold at a bike shop will completely work for years to come.
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Except for some overpriced brand names ($30 Schwalbe, anyone?), tubes are generic. What can you get at a decent, but not ridiculously low, price?
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I started buying XLC mountain bike tubes (presta) because they didn’t lose air between rides. They will lose air over time, but from one day to the next, or 3-4 days, they seem to keep their pressure.

I use Michelin A1 for my road bikes for the same reason.

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I have had terrible luck with Performance-branded tubes. They seemed to fail where the valve stem attaches to the tube. A few blew at installation.

Name brands, such as Continental, are not that much more expense and are often on sale online. When they are, I buy a bunch.

I recall Bicycling Mag a few years ago had an article on which items to buy cheap (socks, jersies) and which items to buy the name brand (tires, tubes, shorts). Might be a good thread to start.
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