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Tire tubes? which ones?

Old 09-05-06, 06:21 PM
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Tire tubes? which ones?

I am riding a felt 80 road bike and would like to get some good tubes. What do you recomend ? I do not need the feather lites or ultra lites. I need something thicker is cheaper just as good as the more expensive ones? Which ones would you suggest and would you use the spin skins to protech the tube from road hazards?
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Puncture resistant tires work much better than puncture resistant tubes. I like Michelin tubes because the valve stems are not threaded.
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Originally Posted by streak
I am riding a felt 80 road bike and would like to get some good tubes. What do you recomend ? I do not need the feather lites or ultra lites. I need something thicker is cheaper just as good as the more expensive ones? Which ones would you suggest and would you use the spin skins to protech the tube from road hazards?
Michelin and Continental have worked well for me. Kenda hasn't been so great, have had several separations of the tube at the seam around the valve stem and tube proper on first full inflation (valve stem is correctly installed). Bontrager branded tubes have worked fine, too.

I agree on puncture resistance being a function of the tire's construction - kevlar stops a lot more than any thickness of butyl will.
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