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 Post subject: Light 29er tubes?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:20 pm 
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I have been looking around to see if i can get a couple light 29er tubes to carry on race day as a spare. My current tube is 205 grams which is brutal and can't seem to find a company that makes a light weight one. Anyone know??

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:51 pm 
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use a standard 700c tube?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:13 pm 
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Use a light 26er tube


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:55 am 
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Light 26er tube.
A 700 tube would be pretty dang thin in most 2+inch 29er tires.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:25 am 
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schwalbe extralight 29er tube- 140g claimed. standard version is 220g claimed. seems pretty good.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:16 pm 
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Thanks for the advice guys. I'm thinking either a 700 x 38 -43c or maybe pick up some of those schwalbes.

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The 26er works perfect


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:37 am 
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I use the Continental Tour Light 700c X35 tube (I use CX tires on my 29er). 99gms. No punctures for 2 months till I went tubeless.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:32 pm 
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Eclipse tubes? About 60 gr I think.

A bit expensive though.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:45 am 
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Latex cyclocross tube. Michelin or Challenge offer those and they are pretty light.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:52 pm 
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A large volume 26inch tube works much better than an overly inflated cross tube. Volume is important, not the diameter (within reason).

A bonus is that the light 26inch tubes are much easier to find.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:31 pm 
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I use 26" tubes aswell, works excellent.


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I just replaced my tubes with 26" tubes and save 110g

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