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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:11 pm 
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I plan to remove inner tubes on my mtb this summer and finally install a latex tubeless system. I have a notubes rims and schwalbe tires so it should work with no issues. But I was wondering, which are the lightest valves around? I guess some are made of steel and I saw some made of aluminium, made by american classic i think. wht options do I have? which one do you recommend? are the ones of aluminium good enought? thanks a lot.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:40 pm 
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I went with the alu ones from american classic. They seal good and have a removeable core, I don't see why not go for these. Light as well, 7 gms for the pair.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:40 pm 
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found them and ordered already. thanks anyway. hope it helps to someone. best regards.

http://www.jpracingbike1.com/DUKE-tubel ... ss%20valve" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

these are much better than american classic for rims with the inner part not flat, like the notubes alpine i use.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:56 am 
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i was gonna mention the American Classics as well, but it looks like we have a new winner!
nice find, Liggero


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:29 pm 
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I'm waiting to receive them. I'll let you know how they perform.

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it looks like they might be 4.8g each. If so, they'd be heavier than the AC valves.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:29 pm 
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I have the american classic valves, they are pretty good..

Those 4.8 gr each, the price is for one or the pair?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:10 am 
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Speaking of valves for tubeless applications....

Where is the cheapest online store I can buy several of these? (They don't have to be the lightest but I want them real cheap!)

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weight of these might be heavier than american classic ones, but the american classic only work on rims with a flat area inside. these ones work well on rims witha profile shape inside, like notubes rims. price is for teh pair. I got mine already but won't be able to install latex until july.

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amclassics work on all the rims ive tried, including rovals and notubes. the o-ring they use as the base is tall and squishy, its had no problems conforming to the rim shape.


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