What inner tubes do you recommend that I buy

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6/24/2017 10:06 AM

Yesterday I blew out my tube while shredding through the city and now my bike is out of commission until I fix it. Ive been wondering what the best tubes are and I've looked around and haven't really found an answer and was wondering what I should do. I wanted Dans Comp Heavy Duty tubes but they don't carry them anymore. Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks

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Stay Frosty

6/24/2017 10:12 AM

If your tyres have plenty of life, any tube will do. I just pick up cheap ones

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6/24/2017 10:33 AM

I just buy the regular $4 tubes from danscomp and they work great for me, I've only popped 1 out of the 5 that I've ever bought.

Thicker tubes aren't necessary, unless you have really thin tires or you pop tubes A LOT.

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6/24/2017 10:55 AM

DanTheBikerMan wrote:

I just buy the regular $4 tubes from danscomp and they work great for me, I've only popped 1 out of the 5 that I've ever bought.

Thicker tubes aren't necessary, unless you have really thin tires or you pop tubes A LOT.

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6/24/2017 11:20 AM

life hack: cut and wrap old tube around your new tube
its a bit tricky to hold it in place while installing it but trust me you wont have to worry about punctures for a long time
i dont remember the last time i've had a flat with this metod

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6/24/2017 1:42 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/24/2017 1:43 PM

If you REALLY want something beefy for abuse, go with Diamondback's Jumper tubes. I think they're 3mm thick(er) than the standard tubes being sold. However, if you're somewhat weight conscience, like myself, then you wouldn't like them. I only run them in my second wheelset for our rough-ish trails here and I will gladly run those tubes to avoid flats.

Whenever I case jumps (since I suck at dirt), they hold up just fine at 70 PSI when I can feel the tire caving in on a wonderfully horrible landing.

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6/24/2017 2:40 PM

I had a cult tube and its been good so far, on my front wheel and it says it dont thin out over time so your less likely to get pinch flats. Its good for 2.4 aswell

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6/24/2017 3:29 PM

I run the Fitbikeco tubes and they hold up fine for me... just made sure you have the right size tubes for your tire size.

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6/24/2017 3:47 PM

I got he heavy duty tubes. Haven't had a flat in two years

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6/24/2017 4:04 PM

I really like the Walmart special. I'm in Canada so Canadian tire tubes are really good too. In my eyes a tube is a tube. And a good tube is something you can get in 10 mins, not have to order one offline. I only run 30 psi in my tires amd have had only 1 flat this last year.

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6/24/2017 4:36 PM

I like specialized tubes. They are cheap, lighter than most, and they have this extra piece that screws into the valve so it keeps it locked in straight on your rim, and keeps it from pushing down when you inflate your tire. Great tubes. I get them for $6 at lbs.

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6/24/2017 11:14 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/24/2017 11:15 PM

Heck, pretty soon we'll have signature valve caps and signature inner tubes. Wait until those come out because when someone's name backs it it's better.

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6/25/2017 2:08 PM

Al Swander wrote:

Yesterday I blew out my tube while shredding through the city and now my bike is out of commission until I fix it. Ive been wondering what the best tubes are and I've looked around and haven't really found an answer and was wondering what I should do. I wanted Dans Comp Heavy Duty tubes but they don't carry them anymore. Any help would be highly appreciated. Thanks

I ride tubes from Walmart, Target or Dans (the cheap ones). Never had any problems

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6/25/2017 2:15 PM

readybmxer wrote:

Heck, pretty soon we'll have signature valve caps and signature inner tubes. Wait until those come out because when someone's name backs it it's better.

Jet fuel inner tubes. Sick!

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6/25/2017 7:37 PM

Get the 4 pack at Walmart.

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6/25/2017 11:09 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/25/2017 11:09 PM

I get cheap $3 tubes and I haven't gotten a single flat in over a year

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6/26/2017 1:14 PM

michael.eckhart wrote:

Get the 4 pack at Walmart.

Are you talking about the Goodyear tubes Walmart has?

They do seem to be a bit better than the Bell tubes. I don't get flats very often, but the Goodyear ones I have 5 in the garage. Always have a few spares around. I have 5-10 at all times. Never know when you or a friend will need it.

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6/26/2017 1:55 PM

michael.eckhart wrote:

Get the 4 pack at Walmart.

Gack2000 wrote:

Are you talking about the Goodyear tubes Walmart has?

They do seem to be a bit better than the Bell tubes. I don't get flats very often, but the Goodyear ones I have 5 in the garage. Always have a few spares around. I have 5-10 at all times. Never know when you or a friend will need it.

I just went through a walmart goodyear tube in one day doing some light riding. Was inflated when I left the bike and flat when I went out to ride in the morning. It was probably a fluke, but still annoying.

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6/26/2017 1:59 PM

michael.eckhart wrote:

Get the 4 pack at Walmart.

Gack2000 wrote:

Are you talking about the Goodyear tubes Walmart has?

They do seem to be a bit better than the Bell tubes. I don't get flats very often, but the Goodyear ones I have 5 in the garage. Always have a few spares around. I have 5-10 at all times. Never know when you or a friend will need it.

No, not the Goodyear.

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6/28/2017 6:56 PM

tiho wrote:

life hack: cut and wrap old tube around your new tube
its a bit tricky to hold it in place while installing it but trust me you wont have to worry about punctures for a long time
i dont remember the last time i've had a flat with this metod

I got new tubes and already installed them. I cut my old tube down the seam in an attempt to do what you recommended but I'm sorta confused. So do I use the old tube as like a rim strip or do I lay my old tube inside of my tire? Photo

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Stay Frosty

6/28/2017 7:16 PM

Old tube inside of the tires.

It helps, but something like Mr Tuffy Liners would be better-just cost more. BUT they are a LOT more puncture resistant and lighter.

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6/28/2017 8:12 PM

The wall thickness of of any tube is nothing compared to the thickness of your tire. With punctures it won't matter at all how thick your tube is. It's all about the tire. If you've had a puncture and you replace the tube, sometimes the tube will actually push itself out through the original hole, and cause you to get another flat. It would probably work better just to put a strip of duct tape around the inside of your tire.

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