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 Post subject: 29" latex tubes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:01 am 
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has anyone ever seen a 29" latex tube, or has anyone used a 26" tube and stretched it? i am interested in using this setup in a racing only situation for lightness and pinchflat resistance so air loss should not be a big issue.


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 Post subject: Re: 29" latex tubes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:13 am 
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Challenge make some that are 700x 30/35, but I'm not sure if they'll strech enough to fit a 45/50mm tire. They are pretty thin to start with.

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 Post subject: Re: 29" latex tubes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:27 am 
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i was aware of those. i plan on running them in a 29x2.1. wasn't sure if it would be a better idea to stretch a 26x2.1 or a 700x35?


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 Post subject: Re: 29" latex tubes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:11 am 
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Just out of curiosity, Why is tubeless not an option?

On another note I have successfully run 26" latex tubes in my 29er before, albeit for hill-climb application only.

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 Post subject: Re: 29" latex tubes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:17 am 
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not ready to put out the cash for a tubeless set up. im sure i would like to go tubeless some day but right now right now. i have a superlight set of rim brake wheels now. i think my set up is lighter than a tubeless disc set-up, but that is another whole discussion.


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 Post subject: Re: 29" latex tubes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:19 am 
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I use 26" Latex Michelins in my 29" tires all the time. Have you ever pumped up a latex inner tube outside of the tire? It gets really big... The 26"->29" stretch is a piece of cake for these tubes. Don't worry.

I'd rather use a 26" latex tube than a stretched 700x35 tube. The latter would get very thin walls, the first would not.


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 Post subject: Re: 29" latex tubes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:04 pm 
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I've used Michelin Latex 26" tubes in 29er wheels before, never had a problem.


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 Post subject: Re: 29" latex tubes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:29 pm 
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Only problem I've found so far is that the 26" latex tubes can be a little difficult to mount. If you want to change a tube e.g. during a race it will take a little longer to put in a 26" tube than a 29" tube...


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 Post subject: Re: 29" latex tubes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:18 pm 
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Maybe Bontrager has.
They have lots of 29er stuff and also Latex tubes.
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 Post subject: Re: 29" latex tubes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:08 pm 
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rasse1977 wrote:
Only problem I've found so far is that the 26" latex tubes can be a little difficult to mount. If you want to change a tube e.g. during a race it will take a little longer to put in a 26" tube than a 29" tube...


Gotta train on that a bit. I start opposite of the valve hole and use a foot to hold the tube in the tire, while I work the tube in on both halves of the wheel.

No reason to use heavy 29er specific tubes or 700c latex tubes that are too thin to be safe. Just use 26" latex.


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 Post subject: Re: 29" latex tubes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:38 am 
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What width should you recommend on a 2.2 x 29 ?

36mm
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42mm


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 Post subject: Re: 29" latex tubes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:37 am 
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36mm or 42mm refers to valve length I believe, not width.

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 Post subject: Re: 29" latex tubes
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;o)))


Even better, it's in german and I don't speak german ;o)


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 Post subject: Re: 29" latex tubes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:47 am 
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you're right, the difference is the valve model, diff in valve length is only 2mm


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 Post subject: Re: 29" latex tubes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:17 pm 
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timoby2k wrote:
not ready to put out the cash for a tubeless set up. im sure i would like to go tubeless some day but right now right now.
Convert your existing wheels to tubeless. No need to buy new wheels.


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